Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute
By Jim Knight
7th - 8th June 2017, Hong Kong

  To succeed, Instructional Coaches need deep knowledge and skills in at least six essential domains:
  1. Adults learn
  2. An instructional coaching cycle
  3. Using video recordings to gather data
  4. Instructional practices described in an instructional playbook
  5. Communication skills, and
  6. Leadership skills
  Based on the content in Jim Knight's books, this two-day intensive workshop offers professional development addressing all six areas.
Specifically this workshop addresses the following guiding questions:
  • What are the five core concepts of change literacy and how should instructional coaches address those concepts during coaching?
  • What are the partnership principles and how should coaches use them to guide their interactions?
  • What is the Impact Cycle and how should it be employed by coaches in partnership with teacher to set goals and identify teaching strategies to hit goals, to ensure teachers understand new teaching strategies, and to provide support until teachers hit the identified goals?
  • What are PEERS goals, how are they different from SMART goals, and how should they be used to guide coaching?
  • Why is video recording an essential part of instructional coaching, and what can coaches do to dramatically decrease teacher resistance to video recording their lessons?
  • What data should instructional coaches gather to help teachers set goals and to monitor progress toward goals?
  • What is an instructional playbook, and which high-impact teaching strategies should be a part of any playbook?
  • What are the communication beliefs and habits that lead to the kind of learning conversations that are essential for effective coaching, and how can coaches master those beliefs and habits
  • How should coaches lead to have the greatest positive impact on teaching and learning
Potential Audience
The Instructional Coaching Institute will appeal to district decision makers, instructional coaches, site-based professional developers, and others interested in learning more about instructional coaching. The institute will address how to coach (methods that coaches can use to enable instructional improvements) not what to coach (instructional practices). This workshop is most appropriate for professional developers and other educational professionals who are interested in learning about how to accelerate professional learning in schools.

Jim Knight has spent more than two decades studying professional learning, effective teaching, and instructional coaching. He is a Research Associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and the President of the Instructional Coaching Group.

Jim has written or co-authored several books including Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction(Corwin, 2007). Knight), edited Coaching: Approaches and Perspectives(Corwin, 2009) and co-authored Coaching Classroom Management(Pacific Northwest Publishing,2010). Hisbook Unmistakable Impact: A Partnership Approach to Dramatically Improving Instruction was chosen as Corwin Press's 2012 book of the year. Jim's newest books are High-Impact Instruction: A Framework or Great Teaching(Corwin, 2013)and Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High-Impact Instruction(Corwin, 2014).

Jim's articles on professional learning, teaching, and instructional coaching have appeared in journals such as "The Journal of Staff Development," "Principal Leadership," "The School Administrator," "Kappan," and "Educational Leadership."

Frequently asked to lead professional learning, Knight has presented and consulted in most states and nine other countries. He has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Kansas and has won several university teaching, innovation, and service awards. Jim also and writes the Radical Learners blog.

About Instructional Coaching Group
The Instructional Coaching Group (ICG) was formed in 2007 by Jim Knight to provide professional learning on instructional coaching for educational organizations, both on-site and through Institutes and Conferences offered at their home base in Lawrence, Kansas. Jim Knight and his associates, who are professional learning consultants, facilitate professional development sessions, consult on topics related to leading instructional change, and provide coaching for instructional coaches.

  USD-790 Closing Date 1st May, 2017
  Hong Kong (ESF Centre)
  9.00 am to 4.00 pm
  Shonal Agarwal

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