Week 8 Discussion 1 – Leading Professional Learning Access the link below and read the article, ‘Leading Professional Learning: Think ‘system’ and not ‘individual school’ if the goal is to fundamentally change the culture of schools,’ by Michale Fullan. Leading Professional Learning: Think ‘system’ and not ‘individual school’ if the goal is to fundamentally change the culture of schools Link: http://www.aasa.org/SchoolAdministratorArticle.aspx?id=7620 As we look back to where we began in this course where we established that Professional Learning Communities were a direct result of school reform, Mr. Fullan is re-visiting that concept and has some concerns. Among them is the implementation of the same. He says, ‘What strikes me as more troublesome is that it [implementation] is turning out to be much more difficult that we thought to change cultures.’ As you think about the future and your role and Mr. Fullan’s remarks, how will you fulfill your role of ‘energizing others to make decisions and do good things’ to perpetuate the future of PLCs? Your initial responses are due by 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday and should be between 200-250 words. The initial posting should be a statement of your point of view on the question, supported by the required readings.