Early Learning Instructional Coaching Program

Posted by La Salle University on April 24, 2017

Building Bridges to Enhance Teaching and Learning in PreK-4 Settings

Develop Your Competence as a PreK-4 Instructional Leader!
Earn ACT 48/PIL (ACT 45) Hours!


Increase the Instructional Capacity in Your Building
Develop teachers as strong PreK-4 instructional coaches and PLC leaders to enhance instruction that will meet the demands of diverse students.

Institute Powerful Early Learning Instruction
Model quality instruction for faculty and staff that will bridge early childhood and PreK-4 practices to prepare students for learning beyond the primary grades.

Create Connections with Early Learning Centers
Foster relationships with early learning providers to strengthen the transitions to schools that are integral to student growth and development.

Engage in Professional Learning Networks
Use the power of Principal Professional Learning Communities (P-PLCs) to address issues relevant to instructional leaders from schools in your region.

The ELPIC Program provides participants with FREE professional development through La Salle University
April – December 2017

Courses are taught in a 6-week online format!
Session Start Dates
May 15th, June 26th and August 7th
Principal Professional Learning Communities (P-PLCs) begin September 18th and run through December 2017

ELPIC is a partnership initiative funded by the PA Department of Education.

Program Overview:
The program entitled, Early Learning Principal Instructional Coaching Program (ELPIC) has as its primary goal the development of competent instructional leaders that are committed to and focused on utilizing instructional coaching and professional learning communities to leverage change in PreK-4 learning environments. The mechanism for change is a modified Instructional Coaching Framework with a focus on PreK-4 learning. The model will allow principals to foster teachers’ coaching and teaching skills to build professional capacity across their learning communities.

Program Goals:
The Early Learning Principal Instructional Coaching Program (ELPIC) will:
 Build institutional partnerships between IHEs and LEAs to support both preservice and post-licensure principal development in PreK-4 environments.
 Support preservice and post-licensure principals as they develop effective coaching strategies for PreK-4 teachers to ensure a continuum of developmentally appropriate practice in their schools and utilize professional learning communities to leverage change in their schools.
 Build the capacity of preservice and post-licensure principals to increase teachers’ instructional performance across the PreK-8 learning experience.
 Institutionalize sustained change among regional IHE and LEA partners around principal development.

Apply now
1. Complete an online application by clicking here: https://lasalle.tfaforms.net/217809
2. Contact Alana Mellor, Administrative Director, Early Learning Principal Instructional Coaching Program (ELPIC) at 215-991-3686 (p) or mellor@lasalle.edu to obtain the full application instructions.
Submit all materials on or before March 24, 2017. Admissions decisions will be announced by March 31st.

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