Here are sites to assist educators with initiating and maintaining Professional Learning Communities. Several success stories are shared in ERIC documents as well as what to do with unwilling participants.
Discover more about professional learning communities (PLC), including: what is a PLC, defining elements of a PLC, literature and emerging research, school use of the PLC approach, and necessary supports.
This 16 page PDF explains professional learning communities from a research-based approach to professional development, what PLCs look like, characteristics of effective PLCs, lessons and implications, current approach to PLCs, and strategies and tools.
This ERIC document provides theoretical, contextual, results and more for when some teachers are unwillingly to participate in PLC. This document has a bibliography that would be useful for further reading.