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.
The Professional Learning Network (PLN) is a Community of Practice (CoP) convenes monthly various education district stakeholders grounded in Racial Equity and Social Justice principles that builds the capacity of district and community leaders to address the Six Conditions of Systems Change; Structural Change, Relationships, Connections and Power Dynamics and Transformative Change. Within the network, participants from across programmatic areas engage in practitioner based discussion, tailored culturally responsive professional development 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) ToA states that family and community engagement, positive school climate and cultural transformation should be meaningfully integrated across the school system aligned to academic outcomes through a collaborative effort rooted firmly in racial equity and social justice examining programs, practices and policies.
Alameda County Professional Learning Network highlighted in California Way:The Golden States Quest to Build An Equitable & Excellent Education System https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/product/california-way-equitable-excellent-education-system-report
Learn more about Professional Learning Networks (PLN) by listening to Episode 10 https://www.ccee-ca.org/podcasts-ca-school-field-trip.asp