Our first in-person institute since 2019

The 5-day Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute is back!

What is it?
A five-day, in-person Institute created for both new and experienced instructional coaches.

When is the next institute?

  • Jan 30 – Feb 3, 2023   SOLD OUT
  • Apr 17 – 21, 2023
  • July 24 – 28, 2023

Lawrence, Kansas

$1,995 per person

Jim Knight smiles in front of a bookshelf in his home office.

The Intensive Institute is led by Jim Knight

5-day Intensive with Jim Knight

Completed by 5,000+ Coaches

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.

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.

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.

Topics Covered

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

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:

  • Book Reference: Evaluating Instructional Coaching

System Support

Takeaways include:

  • Role Clarity
  • Time
  • Confidentiality
  • Learning Architecture
  • Book Reference: What Administrators Need to Know Participant Guide

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)
  • Better Leaders workbook

Graduate Credit

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

Learn more here

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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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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