Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Starting a Movement in a PLC: Building Culture from the Inside-Out

May 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

The most common challenge for schools on the Professional Learning Community (PLC) journey is how to transition from a culture of compliance to a culture of commitment. Collective responsibility in a PLC exists when two fundamental assumptions are in place:

1. We believe in our ability to ensure high levels of learning for all students
2. We make the collective commitment to ensure learning occurs for every student

While educators agree that school communities should have some form of mission, vision, and set of values to guide their work, few can articulate what is being done to make it so. Using the Authentic Alignment model, Ken Williams engages school teams/participants in building a culture of collective responsibility by:

  • Exploring the WHY of the work; examining existing culture and their shared fundamental purpose
  • Clarifying commitments to the essential work of a PLC
  • Connecting the moral imperative to the essential work
  • Intentionally keeping the WHY of work the present in every aspect of your PLC

By the end of the session, participants will walk away with an understanding of what collective responsibility looks like in practice, unwavering clarity on what ‘high levels of learning’ means, tools aligned with a culture that truly lives ‘all means all’, the meaning of THE BAR (it’s not what you’re thinking), and a practice-based blueprint for creating a culture of learning for all.

Presenter: Kenneth Williams


May 17
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Event Category/Strand:
, ,
Attend Event


NYC Charter School Center – Training Room
111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
+ Google Map


Suggested Audience
Deans/Coaches, ELL Coordinators, ELL Teachers, General Education Teachers, Operations Leads, Paraprofessionals, Related Service Providers, School Leaders, Social Workers/Counselors, Special Education Leads, Special Education Teachers
Seat Type
NSS: National Speaker Series
Suggested Grade Level