Community

What is the Online Professional Development Community?

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A unique feature of the courses and the certificate is participants’ involvement in a virtual Professional Learning Community (vPLC). Beginning with participation in one’s classes and practicum, there is an emphasis on being part of a community of learners who support and assist one another during the courses. Most importantly, after the certificate is obtained, there is continued access to a wide community of implementers, many of whom have faced and addressed the implementation issues participants will inevitably confront as they bring their new skills into their professional settings. The vPLC brings continuous added value to obtaining the certificate. This, in turn, enhances one’s role in one’s school or after-school setting, including serving as a resource to other staff with regard to children’s Social-Emotional and character competencies.