The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute

What is it?
A five-day, in-person Institute created for both new and experienced instructional coaches, the Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute is a focused and intensive professional development opportunity based on 20+ years of research. Our most comprehensive service, 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. Takes place at Maceli's in Lawrence, Kansas.

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The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute is led by Jim Knight
When are the next cohorts?
1/22/2024
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1/26/2024
4/8/2024
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4/12/2024
7/15/2024
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7/19/2024
10/7/2024
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10/11/2024

Hours
Monday to Thursday 8:30am – 4:00pm CST
Friday 8:30am – 3:00pm CST
Breakfast is served from 8:00am –  8:30am CST

Where?
Maceli’s Banquet Hall
1031 New Hampshire St.
Lawrence, KS 66044

Cost
$1,995 per person
Price includes all resources for each day, including breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Upcoming Dates

Don't see a workshop date that works for you? Request a workshop to bring ICG to your school or district. For other registration questions, contact us here.

The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute

4/8/2024
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4/12/2024
Lawrence, Kansas
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The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute

7/15/2024
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7/19/2024
Lawrence, Kansas
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The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute

10/7/2024
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10/11/2024
Lawrence, Kansas
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5-day intensive with Jim Knight
Completed by 5,000+ coaches worldwide
Backed by 20+ years of research

A big-picture view of instructional coaching

Our most comprehensive service, the Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute 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.

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.

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Designed for new instructional coaches, experienced coaches, and administrators

The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute is a focused and intensive professional development opportunity based on 20+ years of research. This course was created with new and experienced coaching programs in mind, and has everything needed to succeed.

The content of this course includes the Partnership Principles, using video to measure current reality, following The Impact Cycle (1.03 effect size), how to have healthy and productive conversations, and developing an Instructional Playbook; these topics are based on Jim’s bestselling publications, which are included with registration. The Coaching Institute is absolutely critical for any instructional coach who needs guidance with their role, responsibilities, or resources.

Whether you're improving an existing coaching program, or starting from scratch

Over 5,000 instructional coaches have successfully completed The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute, representing every continent across the globe, except Antarctica.

Join Jim Knight and the ICG senior consultants for this 16-week course. For individuals with schedule conflicts or who live in different time zones, these workshop sessions are recorded and available for registrants to watch on-demand for 30 days.

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Topics Covered

Everything you’ll learn at the 5-day Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute in Lawrence, Kansas

The Impact Cycle

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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

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Coaching for Engagement

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Coaching for Achievement

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Evaluating Instructional Coaching

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System Support

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Teams of 10 or more receive 15% discount on post-Institute coaching support.

Institute Details

Resources Provided

  • The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching (Knight 2021)
  • Evaluating Instructional Coaching (2021)
  • The Instructional Playbook (Knight 2019) book bundle
  • The Impact Cycle (Knight 2017) book bundle
  • Better Conversations (Knight 2015) book bundle
  • High-Impact Instruction (Knight 2012)
  • Accompanying workbooks
8 books are displayed on top of a maple woodgrain table -- the books are "The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching" by Jim Knight, "Evaluating Instructional Coaching" by Sharon Thomas, Jim Knight, Michelle Harris, and Ann Hoffman, "The Impact Cycle" by Jim Knight, "The Instructional Playbook" by Jim Knight, Ann Hoffman, Michelle Harris, and Sharon Thomas, "Better Conversations" by Jim Knight, "High-Impact Instruction" by Jim Knight, the "What Administrators Need to Know" workbook by Jim Knight, and the "Better Leaders" workbook by Jim Knight.

Graduate Credit

Attendees of The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute are eligible for 3 graduate credits through University of the Pacific.

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Cancellation Policy

10 or more days prior to the event – full refund
Less than 10 days prior to the event – no refund

Note: Your registration may be transferred to someone else, or transferred to a future Institute (in-person or virtual), at any time with no penalty attached.

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Hotels & Accommodations

There are several options for accommodations in Lawrence, Kansas and we recommend the following for individuals attending the in-person institute:

Towneplace Suites (2 blocks from Institute venue)
(785) 842-8800
900 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS 66044

The Oread (6 blocks from Institute venue)
(785) 843-1200
1200 Oread Ave, Lawrence, KS 66044

There are also some nice Airbnb options in town that your group may want to consider when searching for accommodations.

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Prefer to attend virtually?

Whether you’d like to attend in-person in Lawrence Kansas, or attend from right at home, we’ve got you covered. Choose the learning experience that suits your team.

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