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Wisconsin Professional Learning Consortium


Wisconsin Professional Learning Consortium


"None of us is as smart as all of us."

Leading within a school district brings great opportunities and great challenges. The unique role of leading curriculum and instruction can feel lonely at times as there is likely no one else in your district with a similar role. However, you are not alone! Throughout Wisconsin, directors, such as yourself, are facing similar challenges and seeking similar solutions.

The Wisconsin Professional Learning Consortium (WI PLC) brings together those who lead curriculum and instruction within their district to: network, collaborate, learn, and improve outcomes for kids...together. Our mantra is "leave your ego at the door" as we share what is working, what isn't working, and as we explore what could be.

Benefits of Joining

Your membership in the Wisconsin Professional Learning Consortium includes the following benefits:

Monthly Consortium Sessions

Members gather each month during the school year to dig into around topics of mutual interest. Agendas for these sessions are driven by the members of the consortium and typically include a blend of professional learning and collaboration.

Direct Access to FIRST Consultants

Our experts, practitioners, and authors from FIRST Educational Resources regularly join the WI PLC meetings to provide support and training. In addition, as a member, you will have direct and easy access to these professionals when you need them!

Instructional Coaching Collaborative

As a WI PLC member, your instructional coaches will be invited to join our PLC Coaching Collaborative. The Collaborative meets every other month to collaborate around topics of shared interest and to learn strategies and tools that drive student learning, and teacher learning, forward.

Discounted Professional Learning

Through your membership in the WI PLC, you will be amongst the first to know about new professional learning opportunities. In addition, your registration at our annual summit will be at a discounted rate.


"I enjoy the learning focus of the WI PLC. We have 4-5 things happening in our district right now that are the direct result of being part of this group."

Upcoming Events

  • Small Groups in the Secondary ELA Classroom
    Jun 15, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
  • Coaching that Transforms Collaborative Teacher Teams
    Jun 19, 9:00 AM CDT – Jun 20, 11:00 AM CDT
  • Developing an Incident Response Framework for Hate Speech in Schools
    Jun 19, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
  • Engaging and Supporting New Teachers Through Mentorship
    Jun 20, 9:00 AM CDT – Jun 21, 11:00 AM CDT
  • Leading Standards-Based Grading June 22nd
    Jun 22, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT
  • Designing Engaging Professional Learning for Teachers
    Jun 22, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
  • Earth’s Place in the Universe
    Jul 18, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CDT
  • Gifted Students with Challenging Behaviors
    Jul 19, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM CDT
  • Teaching Science Phenomenally August 1
    Aug 01, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CDT
  • Word Study Reboot
    Wed, Aug 02
    Aug 02, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CDT
  • Leading with Purpose: Empowering Teachers with AESEL
    Aug 03, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
  • Standards Based Grading in the Science Classroom August 8
    Aug 08, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
  • Digital Notebooking in the Science Classroom
    Aug 09, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
  • Moving Students from dependent to Independent Learners
    Aug 10, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM CDT
  • Building Positive and Meaningful Relationships with Your Students
    Aug 10, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
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