CIU 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. 

Central Intermediate Unit 10, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC) will be providing monthly network meetings for instructional coaches. Instructional Coaching Network Meetings provide coaches with the opportunity to connect with other coaches to hone in on effective coaching strategies and develop new supportive techniques for educators. This year, we will be involved in a book study of Fierce Conversations, a book that is integral for instructional coaches and leaders. In addition to monthly coaches’ meetings, coaches will be involved in embedded coaching support and professional development with the IU PIIC Coach Mentor, Diane Hubona

Districts with coaches providing services to classrooms grades 4-12 are given the opportunity to bring a team of teachers to participate in the Penn Literacy Network free of charge. The Penn Literacy Network provides participants with graduate level instruction and the opportunity to earn 5 graduate credits, with the completion of course work. 

School/District Mentor(s): The charge for these meetings is $100 for the year and includes: professional learning, materials and resources, access to Moodle and Wikispaces, and lunch.  

Workshop Dates for 2020 – 2021:

September 25, 2020
Centre County  |  9AM – 3PM

October 23, 2020
West Decatur  |  9AM – 3PM

November 13, 2020
Centre County  |  9AM – 3PM

December 18, 2020
West Decatur  |  9AM – 3PM

January 22, 2021
Virtual   |  9 – 11AM

February 26, 2021
Virtual  |  9 – 11AM

March 12, 2021 – mini-conference
Centre County  |  9AM – 3PM

April 23, 2021
West Decatur  |  9AM – 3PM

The Coach’s Coach – Responsibilities:

  • Model the coach-teacher interaction.
  • Support coaches to identify teacher strengths.
  • Collectively problem-solve in non-evaluative ways.
  • Provide coaches with research-based tools that build the repertoire of evidence-base literacy strategies and instructional techniques.
  • Support coaches with both the state initiatives and school/district initiatives.

 Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching is framed upon four core elements: