Professional Learning Communities

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

Eastern Promise Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are designed to foster the development of opportunities for early college credit. Over the past few months, CORE PLC groups have met to create proficiency assessments in math, biology, writing and speech. These CORE groups have developed training sessions to be delivered in October. Schools and teachers wishing to participate in offering a credit by proficiency opportunity during the 2014-15 school year MUST attend the appropriate training session. Participants will receive credit(s) for completion of the training session and can register for the credit on the day of the event.


Beginning with Winter term 2014 PLC meetings, members may choose to receive the graduate credit, or they may choose to receive a stipend equal to the cost of the credit ($286.75). This is in addition to travel and sub reimbursements and applies to all PLC meetings in the future. PLC members are required to have at least one assessment meeting each year. For the work associated with the assessment both at the meeting and outside of that time, each K-12 PLC member receives $500. If necessary, a PLC group can conduct a second assessment meeting and participants would receive $500. The PLC leader is responsible to determine when the additional assessment meeting payment will apply. In order to receive either the graduate credit, stipend or assessment payment, each PLC member is required to submit a completed reimbursement form.  The forms are available at each PLC meeting and will be collected and returned to Laurie Powell. Incomplete forms will not be processed.  Please contact Laurie Powell if you have any questions regarding reimbursement for PLC meeting attendance.

Upcoming 2014 PLC dates:  For all new and continuing participants

    • Academic Momentum: Late August – Specific dates will be announced later.
    • Biology:  June 17 – at EOU – Shaun Cain  scain2@eou.ed

Held in Badgley Hall Biology Lab

Held in Badgley Hall Chemistry Lab

HOKE Rm 301

    • History: April 11 – at TVCC and broadcast to the IMESD
    • Math: June 6 at EOU – John Thurber

HOKE Rm 301

Zabel Hall Rm 109 – 110

Zabel Hall 107

For questions and to RSVP contact Laurie Powell at 541.962.3941 or email

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