Trondheim ME – 28/04/2021 at Thon Hotel Prinsen (8:00 am – 12:00 pm)

”Developing PLCs by focusing on learning leadership”

8:00Coffee and mingling
8:30Input: Leading PLCs by being a learning leader
09:15Implementation of a structured PLC meeting and observation
11:30Meta-reflection on the PLC meeting
Summary of the ME

The ME was focused on the structure and the quality of a PLC meeting. The ME was used to model and give input on how to develop a professional learning culture, by focusing on databased conversations, inquiry and how to challenge theories of action.

Summary of the PLC

After the coffee and mingling Emstad gave a lecture on why and how to develop interpersonal skills when developing a learning culture in a PLC. The participants were given tasks about their role in the PLC, how to be a learner – and how to promote inquiry and learning.

Then the group was divided into smaller groups, and a PLC meeting was implemented, following the structure of William (2007) (also used by Linköping and presented in the Headsup manual, 2018).  The meetings were observed, and after the meeting the participants were reflecting on the tasks given, and their own role in the meeting. Then the observers gave feedback to the members on the tasks given and the quality of the learning processes in the meeting.  


Wiliam, D. (2007). Changing classroom practice. Educational leadership, 65(4), 36.