PIIC Participants Network at July Event

More than 100 instructional coaches, mentors and school and district administrators attended the latest Professional Learning Opportunity (PLO) held from July 26-28 at the Radisson Penn Harris Conference Center in Camp Hill, PA. Session topics included Working with Reluctant Teachers, facilitated by IU 3 PIIC Mentor, Chris Hausammann and Hazleton PIIC Mentor, Gen Battisto; Non-evaluative reflection - Internal vs. external questions, facilitated by PIIC Associate Director, Bruce Eisenberg and PIIC Mentor Consultant, Kathy Gori; Learning Walks, facilitated by Nate Martin, Assistant Principal of SciTech HS; and many more!

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See pictures and testimonials from the event!

Coaching Tip of the Month

As the new school year begins, it is important to think about what your objectives are and what steps you will need to take in order to accomplish those goals. Action planning is a process which can help you effectively map out the year ahead.

Some things to keep in mind about action planning:

  • Making and using lists can help to identify your objectives and prioritize accordingly.
  • Establishing a timeline is critical! It is extremely important to create realistic goals that can be accomplished in a reasonable amount of time.
  • An action plan is a "works in progress" designed to be a blueprint for your coaching actions. It is meant to be revisited regularly so that you can reflect on your practices and make the necessary adjustments to accomplish your goals.
PIIC in the News
PIIC Executive Director, Ellen Eisenberg, recently travelled to Ohio with IU 8 PIIC Mentor, Diane Hubona and PIIC Associate Director, Bruce Eisenberg to facilitate a two-day session on the process of instructional coaching at the University of Rio Grande.

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Website Updates
Coming soon...video of the 7/27 Coaching Panel!
PIIC Podcast Series:
New Episode feat. the PIIC Mentors
Check out our new Brochure
New online resources from our July PD!

Upcoming Events
October 27-29, 2010
Penn Stater Conference Center
State College, PA
January 26-28, 2011
Penn Stater Conference Center
State College, PA
For more information, visit our Events Page.

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.

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