Institutes & Workshops
An Introduction to Instructional Coaching: Seven Factors for Success

An Introduction to Instructional Coaching: Seven Factors for Success

For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his newest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research in seven success factors that need to be a part of any successful coaching program. In this overview course, Jim and consultants from the Instructional Coaching Group will introduce each factor, explain why it's essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

designed for
Coaches and Administrators
Both In-person and Virtual
credit hours

Upcoming Dates

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September 11, 2023

Content Overview

This intensive workshop, A Framework for Instructional Coaching: The Seven Success Factors, runs for eight weeks. Each week Jim Knight and ICG colleagues will give an interactive two-hour presentation on the topics listed below. Participants will have many opportunities to ask questions, interact with other participants, and make plans for implementing beliefs, skills, processes, and knowledge they learn during the course.

Week One: The Seven Success Factors of Instructional Coaching: Getting Started

Week Two: Understanding Adult Learning: The Partnership Approach

Week Three: Coaching Skills

Week Four: Leading Yourself; Leading Others

Week Five: The Impact Cycle Week Six: Gathering Data

Week Seven: Creating an Instructional Playbook

Week Eight: System Support

Designed For

This workshop has been created for educators who are just starting out as instructional coaches, as well as those who have limited experience with Jim Knight’s instructional coaching model. Anyone who is interested in an introduction to instructional coaching or coaching programs will find this session very useful.

Included in Registration

  • Digital workbook
  • The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching (2021)

Course Schedule

September 11 – November 6
2:30pm - 4:30pm CST

Mon – Sept 11
Mon – Sept 18
Mon – Sept 25
Mon -Oct 2
Mon – Oct 9
Mon – Oct 23
Mon – Oct 30
Tue – Nov 6

Please Note

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