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Collective Growth: PLCs, PLNs, and More

Time limit: 365 days

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Course Overview

Read through the information below carefully before enrolling. For further information, please consult the FAQ linked at the top of this page. For specific information about the course, reach out to

Course Description

Welcome to our dynamic online course designed for educators, administrators, and all who are passionate about enhancing their educational practices. This course, structured in a flexible and modular format, allows you to engage with the content at your own pace, tailor your learning experience, and focus on specific areas of interest. Whether you are new to the concept of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) or seeking to deepen your understanding, this course offers a wealth of information and practical strategies for collective improvement in educational practices. Throughout the course, you will explore the fundamentals of PLCs and PLNs, uncovering how these collaborative frameworks can significantly impact student learning and professional development. Engage in reflective activities and brainstorming sessions that will not only enhance your understanding but also encourage you to apply these concepts in your educational setting. This course is more than just an informational journey; it's an opportunity to actively participate in reshaping and enriching the landscape of education through collaborative and collective practices. Join us to expand your professional network, share insights, and contribute to the evolving field of education.

Course Goals

  • I can articulate the importance of collective growth.
  • I can use strategies for local collective growth.
  • I can use strategies for global collective growth.

Estimated Time: 4-6 Hours (Half Day)

This self-paced course typically requires 4-6 hours to complete, though the actual time may vary based on individual factors.

Access and Credentials

Click on "enroll now" to begin enrolling in the Course listing. After registering, click on “Canvas” at the top of the page to access your course in Canvas.

Free for Members

This course is a TIE Member course. It is free for educators from TIE Member schools with a code. If you do not know your code, please use the link at the top of this page to reach out and request it. 

Bulk Enrollment

Administrators, PLC leaders, and others can enroll their whole team; there's an option for bulk enrollment in the Catalog for registering multiple members. You first need to reserve and purchase multiple enrollments. After that, you can invite individuals to your purchased seats.

Team Discount

If registering 20 or more individuals for a team or district, reach out to to arrange for special pricing before purchasing.

Credentials: 5 CECH

After completing this course, you can obtain 5 CECH (continuing education contact hours) for South Dakota. CECH/CEUs are free of charge and can be obtained instantly upon completing all requirements.