Second Multiplier Event - The Importance of PLCs for inclusive schools

1. Event Theme - The Importance of PLCs for inclusive schools

2. Event Keynote Speakers

Anja Thorsten- Anja Thorsten is a teacher educator and researcher at Linkoping University. Her research interests are teaching, learning and school development. She has been working with several school development projects with teachers from preschool to upper secondary school, using Learning Study as a method.

Charlotta Stjärne - Charlotta Stjärne has been a principal for 10 years, currently at a secondary school in Ljungsbro, outside Linköping. Charlotta has been working as a group leader with her principal collegues in PLC-groups since 2014. Charlotta is convinced that working with PLC makes an every day difference in her leadership and in the long run a difference for the students.Charlotta's testimonial for her experience with PLCs

Charlotta Stjärneʼs talk in the Sweden Conference entitled: An Experience of a PLC Session!

Simon Hjort - Senior Lecturer in the municipality of Linköping. He is an expert in professional learning, leadership and teaching methods. Simon supports heads and first teachers in school development issues. The research he has conducted is about critical thinking at the classroom level. He is also the author of the book Effective teaching, meaningful learning (2016), that summarizes research and contains many practical teaching strategies.

Patrik Landström - Director of Education. Former headmaster and science teacher. Experienced school developer with documented skills in professional learning communities & organizational development. Since 2014 Patrik has been working with a group of heads focusing on facilitating their professional learning. Winner of the Lion prize 2013, headmaster of the year.

Ulrika Johansson - Ulrika Johansson is development leader in Linköping at Didactic Center, Vallastadens school. She works with coordination and professional learning, mainly within Science and Technology with responsibility for elementary school. She organizes teacher training and meeting places to inspire, support and engage teachers. Her main interest is working with PLC:s and development of the coaching role.

3. Event Schedule

November 15th (Wed.) 2017

13:00 – 13:30: Registration

13:30 – 14:15: Welcome and Opening Ceremony - Moderator of the conference, Director of Education, Representative of the Educational Authorities and Project Coordinator, Katja Kansteiner – Pädagogische Hochschule Weingarten, Germany

14:15 – 15:00: Learning Studies - Anja Thorsten– Linköpings University, Sweden

15:00 – 15:30: Coffee Break with Speed Dating

15:30 – 17:30: Group Discussions and Sum Up

19:30: Dinner in the City Center

November 16th (Thu.) 2017

8:30 – 9:00: Registration for External Participants

9:00 – 10:00: An Experience of a PLC Session - Charlotta Stjärne – Linköpings kommun, Sweden VIDEO

10:00 – 10:50: Coffee Break and Guided Tour in the New School

10:50 – 11:15: HeadsUP and research: why heads should make teacher educators do their homework - Dr Peter Gray - Research adviser, European Projects, Institutt for lærerutdanning (ILU), NTNU, Trondheim

11:15 – 14:30: The Importance of PLCs for inclusive schools - Simon Hjort – Linköpings kommun, Sweden & Patrik Landstrom - Linköpings kommun, Sweden

14:30 – 15:00: Workshop - HeadsUp Webpage - Loucas Louca – European University Cyprus, Cyprus & Learning Platform - Elvira Barrios – Universidad de Málaga, Spain

15:00 – 15:30: Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:10: Good Practice Example of working with PLCs with Science Teachers - Ulrika Johansson – Linköpings Kommun, Sweden

16:10 – 17:30: Group Discussions and Sum Up, Evaluation

19:30: Dinner at a School (Berzelius)

November 17th (Fri.) 2017

9:00 – 12:00: School Visits

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch

13:30 – 15:00: Evaluation with representatives - Anne-Berit Emstad – NTNU Trondheim, Norway

4. Event Photos

5. Event Venue

Vallastadens skola, Linköping, Sweden

6. Event Organizers

Patrik Landström & Malin Westlund

Linköpings kommun, Sweden

7. Contact us

patrik.landstrom@linkoping.se

malin.e.westlund@linkoping.se

8. Conference Report

9. Links to Learning Platform