Professional Learning Experiences 19-20

2019-2020- MCCL BookTalks & Webinars

“Swimming in the Deep End: Four Foundational Skills for Leading Successful School Initiatives”

By Jennifer Abrams

In an effort to build our skills at communicating the details of the transformational changes we are making in our learning communities, we hosted online book talk sessions last spring to discuss Jennifer Abrams’ book, “Swimming in the Deep End, Four Foundational Skills for Leading Successful School Initiatives”.

Teachers, learning facilitators, building level and district level leaders joined us for live, online, discussions about how Abrams’ messages apply to the challenges we have experienced while communicating the details of our vision.

Participants were responsible for purchasing their own copy of the book which is available through and doing some reading before attending each of our three live sessions.

All participants in our Spring 2019 Book Talk are being offered a free seat to two webinars with our author, Jennifer Abrams, on September 18th and October 1st, 2019.

Additional MCCL Members (free) and Non-Members ($35/seat) are invited to join us for these two author webinars and to join our additional book talk conversations afterwards. Anyone interested must register at:


2019-2020- MCCL Webinar Learning Experiences

A Webinar Series for New Hires/Learning Facilitators & Administrators

(3 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Actual Dates to be Determined Once Participants are Registered

New hires/learning facilitators to the profession, or new to designing and implementing a standards-based approach, & administrators are encouraged to join us for this webinar series. We will start by evaluating participant’s biggest challenges and answer their urgent questions. Participants will determine the focus for future sessions and veteran teachers/learning facilitators will join us to talk about how they address these challenges in their classrooms. Register at:

Contact hour certificates will be provided. Online login details will be sent to those registered, so please register soon.

Contact Linda Laughlin at if you have any questions.