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Instructional Coaching Resource Guide

To better understand and share the work of instructional coaching at career and technical centers, the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Bureau of Career and Technical Education (BCTE) implemented the Instructional Coaching Professional Learning Community (PLC) during the 2014-2015 school year. Eighteen coaches and instructional leaders from Pennsylvania's CTCs participated in the PLC (see Appendix A for a list of participants). Over the course of the year, the PLC met during four virtual and three live meetings. As a culminating project, Instructional Coaching PLC participants were asked to share one lesson plan that they developed in collaboration with a classroom teacher from the following BCTE programs of study:

  1. Computer Technology
  2. Electromechanical Technology
  3. Homeland Security
  4. Institutional Food Worker
  5. Mason/Masonry

Consultants from the National Center for College and Career Transitions (NC3T) facilitated the Instructional Coaching PLC and prepared this summary report. To provide greater insight into their work, the Instructional Coaching PLC participants were asked to respond to several prompts over the course of the 2014-2015 school year; their comments are shared throughout this document.