In-Person Workshop
The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute is a focused and intensive professional development opportunity based on 20+ years of research. It provides a big-picture view of instructional coaching and includes an exhaustive learning opportunity covering five coaching areas presented in Jim Knight’s bestselling books and research. Over 5,000 instructional coaches have successfully completed The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute, representing every continent across the globe, except Antarctica.

This unique learning opportunity helps coaches and administrators not only establish a proven foundation for success, but also develop a deeper and complete understanding of the coaching process and practices, cultivate the necessary communication skills for healthy conversations, deepen engagement in the classroom, and best utilize coaching tools and resources.

Who Should Attend
  • New instructional coaches
  • Experienced instructional coaches
  • Administrators
Everything you’ll learn at the 5-day Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute
The Impact Cycle
Takeaways include:
  • Getting a Clear Picture of Reality: video, interviews, student work, observations
  • Introducing video to your school
  • Using the “Identify Questions”
  • PEERS Goals
  • Identifying teaching strategies
  • The power of checklists
  • 6 ways to model teaching strategies
  • The “Improve Questions”
  • Book References: Focus on Teaching and The Impact Cycle
Better Conversations
Takeaways include:
  • Partnership and Communication: The Better Conversation Beliefs
  • Demonstrate Empathy
  • Listen
  • Foster Dialogue
  • Ask Better Questions
  • Make Emotional Connections
  • Be a Witness to Good
  • Find Common Ground
  • Control Toxic Emotions
  • Redirect Toxic Conversations
  • Book Reference: Better Conversations
Coaching for Engagement
Takeaways include:
  • Behavioral Engagement
  • Cognitive Engagement
  • Emotional Engagement
  • Engagement Online
  • Thinking Prompts
  • Effective Questions
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Stories
  • Authentic Learning
  • Book Reference: High-Impact Instruction, The Impact Cycle; Data Guide
Coaching for Achievement
Takeaways include:
  • Identifying What Needs to be Assessed
  • Tests, Checks for Understanding
  • Traditional Rubrics and Single-Factor Rubrics
  • Guiding Questions
  • Formative Assessment
  • Learning Maps
  • Book Reference: High-Impact Instruction; The Impact Cycle; Gathering Data Participant Guide
Evaluating Instructional Coaching
Takeaways include:
  • Identify concerns regarding evaluating coaches and coaching programs in their districts
  • Examine best practices in coaching to clarify job descriptions, hiring practices, and evaluation processes
  • Book Reference: Evaluating Instructional Coaching
System Support
Takeaways include:
  • Role Clarity
  • Time
  • Confidentiality
  • Learning Architecture
  • Book Reference: What Administrators Need to Know Participant Guide
Resources Provided
  • The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching (Knight 2021) - electronic
  • Evaluating Instructional Coaching (2021) - electronic
  • The Instructional Playbook (Knight 2019) - electronic
  • The Impact Cycle (Knight 2017) - electronic
  • The Reflection Guide to the Impact Cycle (Knight 2017) - electronic
  • Better Conversations Reflection Guide (Knight) - electronic
  • Better Conversations (Knight 2015) - electronic
  • High-Impact Instruction (Knight 2012) - electronic
  • Better Leaders workbook - printed
  • What Principals Need to Know About Instructional Coaching workbook - printed
  • The Instructional Playbook workbook - printed
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.
To Be Announced

8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Registration at 8:00 am
on the 17th of April 2024
USD 1995 Per Participant
Closing Date 1st April 2024
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 40 Professional Development Hours, Lunch and Coffee Breaks.
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