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