Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching — A Partnership Between the Annenberg Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Education

Improving Student Engagement and Performance...

IU PIIC Mentors work with instructional coaches to focus on increasing student engagement and improving student achievement through the implementation of the PLN framework and other evidence-based literacy strategies. Read more...

Coaching Tip of the Month

Thomas Guskey’s quote in the June 2016 issue of JSD rings so true… “One constant finding in the research literature is that notable improvements in education almost never take place in the absence of professional development” (Guskey, pg. 11).  This finding reiterates the coaches’ ongoing mantra about the importance of building teacher capacity and refining skills. Supporting this notion is what Stephanie Hirsh has repeatedly said, “…by making learning the focus, those who are responsible for professional learning can concentrate their efforts on ensuring that learning for educators leads to learning for students.” This is not rocket science; we know that cultivating the teachers’ skill sets influences their students’ outcomes.

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