What is the purpose of this workshop?
When it comes to improving instruction, instructional coaches, teachers, and administrators have literally hundreds of options. But which teaching practices are the few that show the greatest potential to improve student learning? Researchers at the Impact Research Lab have been exploring this question with instructional coaches for the past decade. The result, described in Jim Knight’s High-Impact Instruction: A Framework for Great Teaching, focuses on the instructional areas of content planning, formative assessment, engaging instruction, and community building. Instructional coaches need a deep understanding of a small number of high-yield teaching strategies if they are going to
What content is included in this workshop?
This workshop provides an overview of the high-yield teaching strategies built into the framework for great teaching described in High-Impact Instruction, also known as the Big Four. Specifically, participants will learn about:
  • Content Planning, involving guiding questions and learning maps.
  • Formative Assessment, involving specific proficiencies, checks for understanding, and modifications to teaching.
  • Engaging Instruction, involving thinking prompts effective questions, cooperative learning, stories, and authentic learning.
  • Community Building, involving learner-friendly culture, power with rather than power over, freedom within form, expectations, being a witness to the good, and correcting fluently.
Participants will receive free resources they can use to support the use of the Big Four in their school or district, including observation forms, coaching checklists, and online video clips of teachers discussing and using the practices.

Participants will also.
How will this workshop work?
This session will be facilitated through the use of Partnership Learning (www. kucrl.org/partnership), so all professional learning will be “hands-on,” practical, and encourage meaningful dialogue, reflection, and action planning.

Participants will:
  • learn the 16 high-impact teaching practices in the Big Four Great Teaching Framework.
  • discuss each teaching practice with other participants to gain multiple perspectives on the learning that is shared.
  • hear about teaching practices being implemented by educational leaders from across the country.
  • learn how instructional coaches can provide essential support to teachers who choose to implement the high-impact teaching strategies.
  • build an Instructional Playbook to guide their work related to instructional improvement.
Participants should leave the institute with a deep understanding of the 16 high-impact instructional strategies and an understanding of how principals and instructional coaches can support implementation of those practices.
Who should attend this workshop?
Although The High-Impact Instruction Great Teaching Institute will often involve descriptions of how the teaching strategies can shared by instructional coaches, the institute is designed for anyone interested in learning how to improve the quality of instruction. Teachers, state, district, and school decision makers, instructional coaches, site-based professional developers, and others interested in improving instruction should find the sessions very useful.
Jim Knight
Jim Knight, Senior Partner of ICG, is a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. He has spent more than two decades studying professional learning and instructional coaching. He has written several books on instructional coaching including Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction (2007), Unmistakable Impact: A Partnership Approach for Dramatically Improving Instruction (2011), High-Impact Instruction (2013), Focus on Teaching (2014), Better Conversations (2015), and The Impact Cycle (2018). Knight has also authored articles on instructional coaching and professional learning in publications such as Educational Leadership, The Journal of Staff Development, Principal Leadership, The School Administrator, and Kappan. Jim earned his PhD in Education from the University of Kansas and has won several university teaching, innovation, and service awards. Knight also writes the Radical Learners blog.

8th, 15th, 29th October & 5th November 2022

Each session is for 2 hours

8th, 15th, 29th October 2022
New York 7:00 am | London 12:00 pm | Zurich 1:00 pm | Dubai 3:00 pm | India 4:30 pm | Hong Kong 7:00 pm

5th November 2022
New York 7:00 am | London 11:00 am | Zurich 12:00 pm | Dubai 3:00 pm | India 4:30 pm | Hong Kong 7:00 pm

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USD 450 Per Participant
USD 400 Per Participant for a Group of 4
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 10 Professional Development hours.