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Leading District-Wide Continuous Improvement

Pennsylvania Department of Education approved Act 45 program for 40 PIL Hours

The Leading District-Wide Continuous Improvement program is based on the research and best practices associated with leadership to develop the organizational capacity for continuous student achievement improvement. The program is designed to support leaders and leadership teams in learning from pioneers of transformational change in education and self-discovering opportunities for changing their thinking and behavior to advance continuous improvement in their contexts.  Participants will learn the mental models, core practices, and levers of transformation to accelerate their district's continuous improvement efforts.  The program's outcome is to create a leadership action plan to develop these ways of thinking, practices, and levers to advance the district's mission and vision to improve all students' achievement.

Participants are required to select integrated activities that will lead to increased student achievement and adult performance. When school teams focus on a few, high-leverage strategies using a cohesive system of leadership, increased student achievement is the result. As a culminating project during the "Evidence Fair," participants will provide data showing how their selected initiative led to increased student achievement and discuss the challenges of implementation.


The participant requirements for the program include:

  • Engaging in the blended-learning (in-class & virtual) environment

  • Embedding activities into daily practice

  • Presenting a culminating project at an "Evidence Fair" during the final in-class session

Leading District-wide Continuous Improvement is designed to meet the requirements for a 40-credit hour approved PIL program.  The in-class (9 hours) and online learning (15 hours) occur virtually, both synchronously and asynchronously.  The sixteen hours of job-embedded activity provides the participant with an opportunity to put theory into practice.

Program Design


PLDC offers Pennsylvania Department of Education PIL-Approved Programs that count toward continuing education credits. Our programs are designed using the most current and proven methods for effective adult learning that keep participants engaged and promote knowledge retention. In addition to our core programs, we can work with you to create a completely customized program to meet your organization’s unique objectives.

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