SOURCE: Solution Tree

Solution Tree, a professional development company

May 31, 2016 17:09 ET

Solution Tree Announces PLC at Work™ Institute for Educators Hosted by Edmond Public Schools

BLOOMINGTON, IN--(Marketwired - May 31, 2016) - Solution Tree, one of the nation's premier educational publishers and professional development providers, will present a Professional Learning Communities at Work™ Institute in Edmond, Oklahoma, June 1-3, 2016. The PLC at Work™ process is recognized as one of the most powerful strategies for sustained, substantive school improvement. The event is sold out.

"There is no school improvement process in the world that has had a more sustainable and greater impact than Professional Learning Communities at Work™," says Jeffrey C. Jones, CEO of Solution Tree. "Since Rick DuFour and Bob Eaker first introduced PLC at Work™ in 1998, it has grown into a movement that has changed thousands of schools and tens of thousands of educators who are all making a greater difference in the lives our students."

"Edmond Public Schools is thrilled to have been chosen to host this Professional Learning Communities Institute," says Edmond Public Schools Associate Superintendent Tara Fair. "Solution Tree offers the 'Gold Standard' in professional development for educators. Edmond Public Schools has been committed for the past fourteen years to the philosophy of professional learning communities, and during this three-day conference, we will have additional opportunities for training and collaboration to deepen our understanding and practice."

"Bringing Solution Tree to Edmond provides high-quality professional development in central Oklahoma without the expense of out-of-state travel," claims Edmond Public Schools Superintendent Bret Towne. Addressing the real challenges facing educators at the state, district, and school level, he adds, "The revenue failure in Oklahoma has reduced per-pupil spending and forced many districts to raise class sizes and make do with fewer teachers. Effective, content-focused professional development is essential during this budget crisis so that educators can gain important skills to help them meet the needs of all learners."

The Institute features keynotes and breakout sessions with PLC at Work™ champions Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker and Mike Mattos, as well as educational thought leaders and content experts Anthony Muhammad, Tim Brown, Luis Cruz, Timothy Kanold and others. The event also includes a panel of experts who will address questions from participants and time for educator teams to reflect and seek advice from the presenters.

Solution Tree has hosted Professional Learning Communities at Work™ Institutes for nearly 18 years, and the events have been attended by thousands of educators across the globe, transforming schools and districts into places where all students learn at high levels.

About Solution Tree
Solution Tree delivers comprehensive professional development to schools and districts around the world. Solution Tree has empowered K-12 educators to raise student achievement through a wide range of services and products including educator conferences, customized district solutions for long-term professional development, books, videos, online courses and more.

About Edmond Public Schools
Edmond Public Schools is a nationally recognized, dynamic public school district located 15 minutes north of Oklahoma City serving nearly 24,000 students across 26 campuses. Edmond Public Schools provides students with opportunities that result in high achievement in academics, athletics, fine arts and co-curricular activities which help to support and advance the district's mission of "Empowering all students to succeed in a changing society." 

Contact Information

  • Contact

    For Solution Tree
    Jeff Chatham
    Email contact

    800.733.6786 ext. 801

    For Edmond Public Schools
    Susan Parks-Schlepp
    Email contact

    (405) 340-2858