Instructional Coaching (PIIC)

  • Instructional Coaching (PIIC)

    The AIU provides support for instructional coaching through the Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC). PIIC defines an instructional coach as someone whose chief professional responsibility is to work with teachers and other school leaders to bring evidence-based teaching practices into classrooms.

    Coaches work with teachers, school leaders, other coaches and mentors to: 

    • Identify strategies for working with adult learners
    • Help teachers re-focus time on task
    • Co-teach, model, demonstrate units of study with teachers
    • Co-facilitate school wide/district/IU wide professional learning
    • Foster cross district/cross IU visitations
    • Engage in peer coaching
    • Plan and facilitate study groups

    PIIC's Mission: To support instructional coaching which helps teachers strengthen instructional practice, increase student engagement and improve student learning.

    Vision: PIIC works to build teacher capacity as a means of increasing student engagement and improving student achievement.

    Join a network of fellow instructional coaches for monthly professional learning workshops provided by Heather Moschetta, Instructional Coach Mentor for the PA Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC), and Kevin Conner, Instructional Technology Coordinator. Sessions will feature professional learning specific to the needs of instructional coaches, on topics determined by the network group and supported by PIIC and PDE. The network is open to all coaches in AIU3, including literacy coaches, math coaches, technology coaches and instructional coaches. 

    Dates for 2019-2020:           

    September 12
    October 9
    November 13
    December 11
    January 22
    February 20
    March 12
    April 7
    April 15
    May 19

    Contact Heather Moschetta or Kevin Conner for more information.