Professional Development
Professional learning communities (PLC) are part of Shutesbury Elementary School's professional development.  PLCs consist of 5-12 educators who commit to improving their practice through collaborative learning and structured interactions (protocols), and meet approximately once a month for about two hours.  The purpose of a PLC is to provide professional development that translates into improved student learning.  The school's primary PLCs are focused on reading, math, writing, and Mindset, by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.