My School--Clayton Ridge Community School District has a lazer focus for our Professional Development of increasing reading scores. We have an early out every Wednesday at 2:20 and we work in our Professional Learning Communities on how to increase reading proficiency until 4:00.
My Professional Learning Community is Teacher Driven Professional Learning!~~Awesome! Teachers decide what we need to learn and invite experts in to work with us to develop or find activities that would fit our curriculum and our teaching style.
My PLC started by looking at the data on reading comprehension. Our next step was to interviewed the students and asked what they thought . . . was the problem for their poor reading scores. Their answers gave us insight in how to progress forward.