Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC)
What is PIIC?
PIIC's Mission: To support instructional coaching which helps teachers strengthen instructional practice, increase student engagement, and improve student learning.
PIIC's Vision: PIIC works to build teacher capacity as a means of increasing student engagement and improving student achievement.
PIIC defines an instructional coach as someone whose chief professional responsibility is to bring evidence-based practices into classrooms by working with teachers and other school leaders.
PIIC’s model of effective coaching to assist teachers in classrooms is based upon these core elements:
- PIIC advocates one-on-one and small group support for teachers, coaches, and school leaders using the BDA cycle of consultation
- PIIC focuses on collecting, analyzing, and using data to identify student needs, assess changes in classroom instructional practice, and measure student progress
- PIIC emphasizes the use of evidence-based literacy practices and research based instructional techniques
- PIIC supports reflective and non-evaluative practices