Anthony Petrosky, the Associate Dean of the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, co-directs the Institute for Learning with Lauren Resnick at the Learning Research Development Center. He holds a joint appointment as a Professor in the School of Education and the English Department. Along with Vivian Mihalakis, he co-chairs the English language arts Disciplinary Literacy project in the Institute. As a part of this project, he has worked with professional learning and curriculum development in English and literacy for school and district leaders in the public schools of Austin, Boston, Dallas, Denver, New York City, Forth Worth, Prince George's County, and Pittsburgh. He is the Principal Investigator of the design team to develop assessment prototypes in English language arts and literacy for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC).
Bickel, D. Bill, V., Matsumura, L., Petrosky, A., Russell, J., Schantz, F. & Zook-Howell, D. (2017). Content-focused coaching for continuous improvement in literacy and mathematics. Pittsburgh, PA: Institute for Learning, University of Pittsburgh.
The Institute for Learning (IFL) and the Center for Urban Education (CUE) in Pitt’s School of Education have received a 5-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Award has received press coverage in multiple news outlets, including Education Week (IFL mentioned bullet point 7), and the Dallas News (IFL mentioned paragraph 6).