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 2012-13 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 PLC meetings, members may choose to receive the graduate credit as in the past, 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. Also, there is some misunderstanding regarding PLC stipends for the annual assessment meeting. PLC’s 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 K-12 participants would receive $500.

Upcoming Trainings

Fall Schedule

  • The following PLC’s will meet Friday, October 11th at EOU
    • Biology         Badgley Hall Rm. 311   10am – 3pm
    • Chemistry    Hoke Rm. 304   9am – 12pm
    • Comp. Science   Zabel Hall Rm. 245   9am – 3pm
    • Language Art   Inlow Hall Rm. 201   9am – 3pm
    • Math    Ackerman Hall Alumni Rm.   9am – 3pm
    • Speech – Eastside    Hoke Rm. 305   1pm – 4pm
    • Spanish    Zabel Hall Rm 224       11am – 4pm
    • Success 101   Hoke Rm. 301    9am – 3pm

In addition the Westside Speech will meet Friday, October 11th    9am – 3pm at BMCC

A Pilot History PLC will be meeting on Friday, October 11th 11:20am – 1:55pm (pst) at TVCC Four Rivers Community Center – video conferencing will be available at IMESD in Pendleton for those wishing to participate from the west-side.

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

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