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. The Alameda COE PLN is part of a statewide inititaitve supported by the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) currently supports 57 PLNs throughout California.
Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) convenes monthly various education stakeholders e.g. District Administrators from Family Engagement, Behavorial Supports, Student Services and Directors of Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) together for an ongoing exchange of knowledge, best and next practices. Participants engage in a co-learning space about ways to implement continous improvement programs grounded in local and state data with a focus on Racial Equity, Social Justice and Whole Child approach to improve student academic & social emotional outcomes. They also receive individualized coaching, capacoty building training and differentiated technical assistance.
Within the Professional Learning Network (PLN), district administrators co-create, assess, implement and explore strategies to integrate policies, programs and practices across their local context through strategic plans and LCAPS that are culturally responsive, 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) states that family and community engagement should be meaningfully integrated across the school system thorugh a 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) and strategic plans.
Learn more about Professional Learning Networks (PLN) by listening to Episode 10 https://www.ccee-ca.org/podcasts-ca-school-field-trip.asp