THE GRAPPLE™ INSTITUTES

THE GRAPPLE SERIES OF INSTITUTES HAVE BECOME THE GO-TO TRAININGS FOR PLC LEADERS. THE GRAPPLE™ ONE & TWO INSTITUTES ARE INTENSIVE THREE-DAY TRAININGS WHERE TEACHER LEADERS ACQUIRE THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILL SET, AND PRACTICE TO EFFECTIVELY LEAD AUTHENTIC PLCS BY GRAPPLING WITH THE ISSUES, CONTENT, AND PROCESSES THAT DEVELOP HIGH-FUNCTIONING AUTHENTIC PLCS. THE GRAPPLE™ DATA INSTITUTES, BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING BOOK HOW TEACHERS CAN TURN DATA INTO ACTION, TRAIN PARTICIPANTS TO IMPLEMENT AND APPLY THE DATA ACTION MODEL.

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Helping schools build, lead, and sustain authentic Professional Learning Communities

About Us

About Us

The Center For Authentic PLCs has one mission in mind: to help schools implement, develop, and sustain authentic PLCs.

Our primary focus for doing this is to train teacher leaders who facilitate PLCs in their schools, equipping them with the knowledge of what authentic PLCs are, what they should be collaborating about, and how that collaboration should happen so that these PLCs are truly impactful in terms of how many and how much kids learn.

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Testimonials

Testimonials

“I have now been in education for 34 years, serving as a teacher, principal, professor, and now as a superintendent. I’ve seen many things come and go in education during this time. I will say attending The Grapple Institute was the best three days of learning I’ve experienced personally in my 34 years, and the most important systemically. If you’re serious about a collaborative school culture and improving student learning through authentic PLCs, I highly recommend The Grapple Institute without reservation.”

Dr. Kevin Fiene – Superintendent
East Sac County Schools – Wall Lake, IA

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8 Frequent Sources Of Formative Assessment Data – By Daniel R. Venables
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In authentic PLCs, teachers look at data for one reason: to Teach Better. We don’t look at data to compare teachers or students (though this sometimes happens) or to point fingers. Data are tools teachers can use to improve—not weapons to be wielded against them. With this notion in mind … Read More

Recent & Upcoming Events Location Date
GRAPPLE ONE INSTITUTE Franklin Township School District • Somerset, NJ March 14 – 16, 2016
DATA WITHOUT TEARS ASCD 2016 Annual Conference ATLANTA, GA April 2, 2016
GRAPPLE ONE INSTITUTE South Olive Elementary • West Palm Beach, FL May 9 – 11, 2016
GRAPPLE DATA INSTITUTE Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools • Caldwell, NJ May 16 – 17, 2016
GRAPPLE DATA INSTITUTE Franklin Township School District • Somerset, NJ June 8 – 9, 2016
GRAPPLE DATA INSTITUTE Franklin Township School District • Somerset, NJ June 28 – 30, 2016
GRAPPLE ONE INSTITUTE TENTATIVE: Manning Oaks Elementary School • Alpharetta, GA July 26 – 28, 2016
GRAPPLE ONE INSTITUTE Caldwell-West Caldwell School District • Caldwell, NJ August 15 – 17, 2016
GRAPPLE ONE INSTITUTE Henderson Mill Elementary School • Atlanta, GA August 29 – 31, 2016
GRAPPLE ONE INSTITUTE TENTATIVE: Conniston Middle School • West Palm Beach, FL September 14 – 16, 2016
Keynote Address & Breakout Session AdvancED Indiana Fall Conference • Indianapolis, IN September 12, 2016
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