Teacher Leadership

The most effective way to increase student learning is to improve teaching. We are committed to developing teachers through every stage of their career, empowering them as professionals for the benefit of our students.



iPLC Cohort 3

Tablets, laptops, smartphones, interactive whiteboards, robotics — education technology is clearly here to stay.  However, access to technology is only the first step.  Tech alone will not enhance the learning process for our students.

Research strongly suggests that collaborative groups of teachers (Professional Learning Communities) are one of the most effective mechanisms to identify and cultivate innovative educational practices.  In order to continue to amplify teacher voice and elevate the vast amounts of expertise in Hamilton County schools, participants in iPLC engage in a thriving community of like-minded professionals that share and scale effective technology integration practices.

As we prepared to launch the fourth cohort of iPLC, we listened to our iPLC alumni.  The result?  We will now be offering two options for iPLC participants: iPLC and iPLC Genius.

iPLC will continue to provide a forum for intentional collaboration among teachers around how to best utilize emergent technologies.  In this option, we are seeking individuals who may be pretty technologically savvy, but are interested in developing a better understanding of how to integrate technology for legitimate improvements in their students’ experiences.

iPLC Genius will provide a new opportunity for highly tech-literate individuals to develop their ability to serve their school community as leaders in instructional technology integration.  Specifically, we are seeking applicants who are considered to have a high-level of technical expertise and who are interested in learning how to share their expertise with others.  This option has been strategically designed to leverage the technical acumen from a group of top instructional technology experts in Hamilton County to identify and create instructional technology development strategies for teachers throughout the district.

Applications for iPLC are currently closed.

For more information on iPLC contact:

Kate Skonberg STEM Program Associate

423.648.4444 • kate@pefchattanooga.org