NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Professional Learning Communities: Moving from Knowing to Doing

EDUC 792 or 600




Instructor: Dr. Larry Napoleon

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Correspondence

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $390

Partner Class Offered Through Learner's Edge

Course Description:

Take purposeful, powerful steps towards change; increase your professional development and transform your school through learning communities. This course will guide you through the process moving from concepts to action, providing research on best practices, and strategies for implementation of the professional learning community (PLC).


As a result of this participation in this course, students should:

1.  Understand the issues and challenges of creating a PLC

2.  Identify tips and strategies for a successful PLC

3.  Discover the elements necessary to move from discussion to successful implementation of a PLC

4.  Analyze current practices in their schools and recommend needed changes


The required reading is found in the following text:
Dufour, Richard, DuFour, Rebecca, Eaker, R. &  Many, T. (2006). Learning by doing, a handbook for professional learning communities at work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.

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