Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
The Florida and the Islands Regional Comprehensive Center (FLICC) will collaborate with the Puerto Rico Department of Education’s (PRDE) PLC Committee to build state capacity in designing, developing and implementing PLCs in Flex Focus Schools. FLICC’s technical assistance with the PRDE PLC Committee will consist of working with them in developing the PLC model, training, implementing the training and monitoring the PLC implementation, and will make necessary changes to the process prior to full implementation in 2015–2016. For more information, please see the Puerto Rico Professional Learning Communities Plan.
Teacher and Principal Evaluation
FLICC will engage in building PRDE’s capacity to implement and monitor the expanded educator evaluation pilot. FLICC will provide ongoing support to PRDE while they continue to revise the process in preparation for full implementation of the new system in the 2015–2016 school year, including making necessary changes based on pilot outcomes. For more information, please see the Puerto Rico Teacher and Principal Evaluation Plan.
Flexibility Waiver Renewal
FLICC will collaborate with the PRDE Central Level staff and Special Assistants to the Secretary and Undersecretary to build state capacity in designing, developing and implementing Flex Waiver principles across the island. FLICC’s technical assistance with the PRDE Central Level staff and Special Assistants will include activities related to creating the Flex Waiver application renewal request, supporting the implementation of the Flex Waiver principles and monitoring the effectiveness of Flex Waiver implementation across the island. For more information, please see the Puerto Rico Flexibility Waiver Renewal Plan.