This is where the meetings come in! A PLC is organized into teams. These teams meet regularly as they work through the process described above. Team collaboration is essential in a PLC. If the entire school is a community, then each member of that community has to work together.
Teams may be organized by department, by grade level, even by school when looking at the process from a district-level. But it can be helpful too to have teams that cross department and grade-level lines to really learn from each other.
What do teams do? Teams are typically assigned student groups. The purpose of a PLC is to make sure all students are successful learners. This is no easy task, and often it’s easy for students to fall through the cracks. When teams are assigned small groups of students, they can take more time to look at each individual student and what they need.