PIIC/PLN Updates AIU3 Coaches’ Workshop September 11, 2014
Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC) • 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. • 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.
Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC) • Professional Learning Opportunities (PLOs) • September 29-October 1, 2014 • January 12-14, 2015 • May 4-6, 2015 • 6 participants from AIU3 • Commit to attend 2 of the 3 PLOs • Commit to sharing information with other AIU coaches and administrators/teachers in your district • PIIC PLO information will be shared at monthly coach meetings via turnarounds by participants
Penn Literacy Network (PLN) • Secondary teachers are involved in the constant process of increasing students’ active reading and writing abilities using a variety of texts within the high-pressure environment of state accountability. There is a growing philosophy that every teacher is a literacy teacher, a view that is becoming increasingly important as schools prepare for standards-based learning which places an emphasis on content literacy. Throughout this course, participants learn and share a variety of practical strategies and research based frameworks for integrating PLN into their schools to encourage student engagement with rich reading writing talking listening best practices strategies. This is not an add-on approach to teaching and learning; it is a set of theoretical frameworks for guiding best practice and decision-making using whatever curricula are in place. The course provides opportunities for hands-on learning, reflection and the development of common language about literacy, particularly in the areas of reading and writing to learn. This work is based on the teachings of Dr. Morton Botel, University of PA Emeritus Professor and Founder/Senior Advisor of PLN. • Participants are active readers, writers, talkers and listeners in this course. The course provides a paradigm for classroom engagement that is best learned through experience. We are a community of learners and we will all contribute to one another’s professional growth.
Penn Literacy Network (PLN) • Hampton High School, 8:30-2:30 • Dates: • October 8 • November 6, 2014 • January 21, 2105 • February 18, 2015 • (Snow make-up date = March 18, 2015) • April 8, 2015 • Lunch provided ($5 per session) • Participating schools: Recruit teams; registration info will be coming soon
KtO Year 3 AIU3 Coaches’ Workshop September 11, 2014
Developing Tools and Processes ALL Local Educational Agencies can Use Demystifying Literacy Aligning State Literacy Initiatives and Filling Literacy Gaps Creating a Birth to Grade 12 Literacy Continuum Recognizing and Rewarding Success Pennsylvania’s Literacy Grant Goals
Year 1 Training Using Data for Literacy Decision-Making Universal Design for Learning Building Blocks of Literacy Transitions across the Literacy Continuum Reading Apprenticeship Literacy Design Collaborative Family Engagement, Family Literacy Navigating Content for English Language Learners Supporting Students with Special Needs Baseline Content Modules
Purposes: Increase literacy achievement Develop common language across grades/buildings Promote persistent and pervasive practices Baseline knowledge and skills to develop and accelerate implementation of the local comprehensive literacy plan Baseline Content Modules
Year 2 Training H.E.A.T. training modules have been adapted to bring a greateremphasis on the relationship between: literacy and higher order thinking, literacy and engaged learners, literacy and authentic connections, and literacy and technology use. Year 2 Continuation Grant
Year 3 Continuation Grant Continue Trainings • Baseline Content Modules - 75% of target group teachers will be trained by September 30, 2014. • H.E.A.T. - a significant number of teachers and administrators who have already participated in baseline training will extend their knowledge and skills by attending the appropriate H.E.A.T. literacy trainings Focus on Sustainability • Building a culture of continuous and sustainable improvement • Coaches help teachers implement information from Baseline Content Modules and H.E.A.T.