Website Recognizes Jupiter Elementary School
By Space Coast Daily // August 21, 2012
Website Praises Collaborative Teaching
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Collaboration is one of the newest initiatives in education this school year.
The concept allows teachers to seek guidance and support from other teachers in a process designed to foster cohesion among school staffs and bering together a collection of viewpoints regarding a host of topics and subjects.
Jupiter Elementary School in Palm Bay has been named as Brevard Public Schools newest national model school of a Professional Learning Community for efforts of teachers to work collaboratively by the allthingsplc.info website.
In recent years, professional learning communities have been identified as one of the most important structures to support the work of high performing schools and school districts.
PLCs have been defined in Learning by Doing (2006) as “Educators committed to working collaboratively in ongoing processes of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve. PLCs operate under the assumption that the key to improved learning for students is continuous, job-embedded learning for educators.”
High performing PLCs focus on student learning, teacher collaboration and results.
The allthingsplc.info website is a non-commercial resource that serves school districts and educators along their journey to becoming professional learning communities.
It recognizes schools and districts that have attained status as National Models of PLCs at Work.
Currently, there are 163 schools nationwide that are identified as national models and Florida has 21 national model schools.
Twenty of Florida’s 21 schools are in Brevard County.