Evolution of PLC Associates

Our 20-year history began in 1997 in a project directed by Dr. Shirley M. Hord at Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL). In the beginning, our collaboration  focused on schools as PLCs. During the last decade, however, our research has evolved to the identification of best practices relating to the critical role of both school and district leadership as foundational for essential systemic reform.

Read further to learn about our history as PLC researchers, as well as to gain information about our current initiatives, including school, district, and global PLC best practices.