Beginning in Spring 2016 the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) goal was to support the convening of Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) bringing various education stakeholders together for an ongoing exchange of knowledge and capacity building. Groups comprised of county office of education leaders, school district officials, and charter school educators learn from each other about how to continually improve student learning. The CCEE currently supports 56 PLNs throughout California.
Our theory of action for family engagement starts with meaningful collaboration between district and school teams that is rooted firmly in equity and social justice. Within the Professional Learning Network (PLN), district administrators, family engagement and behavioral support professionals engage in tailored professional development that is culturally responsive and differentiated technical assistance, transforming people, programs and practices. The network serves as a model for how the collective ownership of participants can transform educational systems from unilateral transactional spaces into collaborative spaces of partnership.
The Professional Learning Network (PLN) Theory of Action (ToA) for family and community engagement starts with meaningful collaboration between district and school teams that is rooted firmly in racial equity and social justice examining programs, practices and policies in relation to the Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP).