Teachers teaching teachers: A professional learning community for educators 

ProEd methodology promotes the concept of the Professional Learning Community (PLC), about which much has been written in recent educational leadership literature. A PLC is a place where professionals come together to share concerns, solve problems and celebrate successes. Within a PLC, inquiry and reflection are guided by collaboration and trust-building for the purpose of ensuring stakeholder empowerment and growth, prompting questions such as “Where are we now?” and “Where are we going?” The lack of PLCs in Panama’s public education system contributes to school cultures that are more coercive than collegial, that defeat collaboration and empowerment, and that are often unproductive.

Thematic Focus Area 3: Teachers, teaching and the teaching profession Good practice - Summit 2022 Panama Latin America and the Caribbean