The Instructional Partnership Initiative (IPI) is an approach to teacher learning and collaboration that has improved Tennessee teachers’ evaluation scores, teacher views of the evaluation system, and student test scores. IPI offers a unique approach to high-quality professional development by way of personalized professional learning, built-in flexibility, and data-based collaboration. Learn more about IPI on the following pages:
Click here for a set of vignettes that highlight best practices for implementing IPI (shared at the LEAD conference in October 2017). Read about the positive effects of IPI here: IPI Positive Effects. With questions, reach out to Machel.Mills@tn.gov.
2017-18 IPI Timeline
|June-July 2017||Principals gain access to Single Sign on|
|Early July 2017||Algorithm run to suggest matches based on indicator-level evaluation data and 2016-17 rosters|
|Mid-late July 2017||Principals receive suggested matches through Single Sign On|
|Late July-Early August 2017||Principals with low to medium teacher turnover begin pairing teachers|
|Late August 2017||2017-18 teacher rosters finalized|
|Early September 2017||Algorithm re-run to suggest matches based on indicator-level evaluation data and 2017-18 rosters|
|Fall 2017||Principals introduce teachers to their partnerships|
|School Year 2017-18||Teachers set an agenda of practices to work on together and work toward improving those practices. They can log time spent working on improvement together during in-service days, before or after school, or during lunch.|
Watch and listen to teachers and administration share, first hand, the successes of IPI and the impact that IPI can have on the collaborative culture of a school.