Maize School district shares teacher-created resources to enhance the effectiveness of learning communities in a digital environment. Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers have been working together to create a database of all their best teacher created resources and activities, in order to enhance learning in a digital environment.
At Maize it was decided that by defining methods used to get things done and by providing organizational consistency, we could enhance continual improvement and student achievement. Utilizing a common location in Blackboard to access best practices was found to enhance and develop the philosophy of continued growth for both teachers and students.
The implementation of PLC time throughout the district has provided a vehicle for teachers to collaborate and share their ideas of "what really works" for student achievement and continual growth. It has also created a "community of learning" and sharing within the district (Eaker, DuFour R, & DuFour R, 2002).