Collaborative Inquiry Cycle in NLPS


Using collaborative inquiry, we start by using evidence of student learning to decided where the learning needs of our student are. This rich information tells us where we as teachers need to focus our own professional learning. Along with the learning piece, inquiry is about taking a new action – doing something different in our teaching in response to our new learning and what we know about student needs. From there we check and re-check using evidence of student growth to inform future actions. Working together with and learning along side our colleague is a vital part to Collaborative Inquiry.

District PLC Gatherings Information


In the 2018/19 school year, NLPS will support schools in the continued development of Professional Learning Communities. We plan to support schools by bringing leadership teams together throughout the school year for in-service and collaboration.

The goals of this initiative are:

Have PLC time used effectively at all Elementary Schools

Build consistency (with room for flexibility) in our PLC practices

Build a sustainable leadership network system

Triangulation of Assessment

PLC Example Videos

Check out these video to see PLCs using data to guide their learning together.

Hattie's 8 Mindframes