Program Improvement and Professional Development (PI-PD)

Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

Each Division-funded agency has identified an agency professional development team to lead the program improvement and professional development process. This team includes an administrator and an in-house professional development specialist (IHPDS) which work together to increase student learning outcomes.  PLCs will schedule time to work together in job-embedded professional learning to enhance student outcomes by:

  • Identifying instructional challenges,
  • Planning lessons,
  • Trying out solutions and/or new strategies,
  • Observing and collecting data on student learning, and
  • Revising lessons based on analysis.

Instructional leaders ensure that the appropriate professional development is provided to build knowledge and skills that teachers need to refine instructional lessons and reach higher student outcomes.

PI-PD Process

The PI-PD Worksheets are documents developed by agency staff in collaboration with their agency consultant.  Using data, an agency identifies a program improvement goal and then develops objectives and professional learning activities to reach that goal. Agencies document progress towards their PI-PD goals and objectives through Program Improvement Team (PIT) meeting minutes, which are updated quarterly.