Abstract: The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, a large system with 36 adult prisons, is in the second year of unmasking the potential of inmates by initiating a large reform effort to base both academic and career technical instruction on evidence-based practices. An important piece of the project is the implementation and support of a professional learning community (PLC) at each institution. Administrators play an indispensable role in the success of PLCs, supporting distributive leadership and offering both tight and loose control over various aspects of PLC practice. The corrections environment offers some specific but not insurmountable challenges for administrators. Attend this session to hear about ways administrators can support the PLC process, helping it flourish and avoiding some common mistakes.
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