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PA Coaching Course


This 3-day, face-to-face course has been developed by PDE/PIL to incorporate the Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching. It aligns with numerous components in both the PA Framework for Leadership and the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Inspired Leaders Framework. 

According to Charlotte Danielson, quality of teaching is the most important contributor of student learning. To strengthen teacher practice, school leaders need to create a school culture focused on teacher growth, reflective practice and ongoing professional conversations. This training emphasizes the salient points to develop effective school leaders.  

The goals of the course training include: 

  • To understand the important ideas of teacher effectiveness and professional conversations
  • To communicate more effectively when coaching principals
  • To develop and practice coaching conversation skills
  • To create a school culture built upon professional growth

Upon completion of the course, the participant will earn 30 PIL hours