Morris Middle is a Model PLC School

Morris Middle school is recognized as a Model PLC School
Posted on 03/06/2020
This is the image for the news article titled Morris Middle school is recognized as a Model PLC SchoolMorris Middle School has been recognized as a Model Professional Learning Community at Work™. The campus is among only 200 schools and school districts in the U.S. and Canada to receive this honor.

Morris is being recognized by Solution Tree, a leading provider of educational tools, for its successful implementation of their Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process and for increasing student achievement.

Schools and school districts with a successful PLC program implement a learning approach for students that is continuous and includes career-oriented learning, starting with administrators and teachers.

The three major components of a PLC call upon educators to:

1. Focus on learning.
2. Build a collaborative culture.
3. Create a results orientation.

Schools are recognized based on strict criteria, including demonstration of a commitment to PLC concepts, implementation of these concepts for at least three years and clear evidence of improved student learning over that period. Once measurable results can be seen, the school must showcase its practices, structures and culture and submit an application for consideration by the PLC Review Committee.

Educators in the schools and districts selected for this recognition have shown “a sustained commitment to helping all of their students achieve at high levels. They have been willing to alter the structure and culture of the organization to reflect their commitment. We applaud them and congratulate them for achieving this very significant milestone on the never-ending PLC journey,” says Champions of PLC at Work™.

Recognized model PLC schools are listed on, where they share implementation strategies, structures and performance with other educators interested in improving their schools. Tools for team collaboration, articles and research about PLCs, blog posts, and other related resources are also available on the site.