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The Seven Success Factors for Instructional Coaching

These workshops make up our core framework called The Seven Success Factors, covering the most important areas that lead to instructional coaching success. To get professional development that covers all seven success factors, enroll in A Framework For Instructional Coaching: Seven Factors for Success.

Better Conversations

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Better Leaders

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Creating an Instructional Playbook

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Evaluating Instructional Coaching

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Gathering Data

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High-Impact Instruction

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System Support: What Administrators Need to Know About Coaching

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The Impact Cycle

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All ICG Workshops

We provide a variety of workshops that can be customized and facilitated at your location or through a virtual platform. Our team of certified consultants provide one- and two-day workshops, as well as 5-week workshops structured around the research-validated Partnership Learning approach—offering practical, engaging, and enjoyable learning experiences for your team. The following are some of our most popular workshops. Click “Request a Workshop” to schedule a workshop for your team.

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Better Conversations

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Better Leaders

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Coaching Skills (in partnership with GCI)

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Coaching for Positive Classrooms

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Coaching in Times of Chaos: Reducing Anxiety While Increasing Impact

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Coaching to Increase Achievement

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Coaching to Increase Engagement

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Complimentary Coaching Assessment

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Creating an Instructional Playbook

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Designing and Delivering High-Impact Presentations

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Effective Instructional Coaching for Improved Classroom Instruction

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Embedded Coaching

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Evaluating Instructional Coaching

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Gathering Data

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High-Impact Instruction

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Instructional Coaching Institutes

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Introduction to Leadership Coaching

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Peer Video Coaching (in partnership with GCI)

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System Support: What Administrators Need to Know About Coaching

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The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching

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The Impact Cycle

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The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute

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The Virtual Instructional Coaching Institute

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Understanding Adult Learning; The Partnership Way

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Video as a Part of Professional Learning

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Working with Adults: Helping & Partnership

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The Seven Success Factors for Instructional Coaching

These workshops make up our core framework called The Seven Success Factors, covering the most important areas that lead to instructional coaching success. To get professional development that covers all seven success factors, enroll in A Framework For Instructional Coaching: Seven Factors for Success.

Better Conversations

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Better Leaders

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Creating an Instructional Playbook

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Evaluating Instructional Coaching

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Gathering Data

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High-Impact Instruction

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System Support: What Administrators Need to Know About Coaching

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The Impact Cycle

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All ICG Workshops

We provide a variety of workshops that can be customized and facilitated at your location or through a virtual platform. Our team of certified consultants provides one- and two-day workshops structured around the research-validated Partnership Learning approach—offering practical, engaging, and enjoyable learning experiences for your team. The following are some of our most popular workshops. Click “Request a Workshop” to schedule a workshop for your team.

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Book cover for Jim Knight's book entitled The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching
ICG workshops are based on the Seven Success Factors, developed by Dr. Jim Knight
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Better Conversations

Learn the 6 beliefs and 10 habits to communicate clearly and emotionally connect, improving your relationships and school culture. See how changing your approach can lead to more engagement and better learning outcomes for your students.

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Better Leaders

This session asks participants to think of themselves as change leaders—people who lead themselves, other adults, and students through inevitable change by getting clear on what they are trying to accomplish and how to make that happen, and how to navigate through the complexities of change.

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Coaching Skills (in partnership with GCI)

After attending initial instructional coaching institutes or workshops, coaches are often unsure about next steps. This intensive session is designed to explore the specific skills instructional coaches use to go through the coaching cycle, and as such, it serves as the next step in professional development for coaches.

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Coaching for Positive Classrooms

Research has shown that control over students is not an effective model. Instead, creating a positive culture in the classroom that is based on respect and that honors students’ autonomy has proven to lead to improved student learning. Based on the Data Toolkit in The Impact Cycle (2017) and chapters 10-15 in High-Impact Instruction (2012) by Jim Knight, this workshop focuses on increasing behavioral engagement, including strategies coaches can use to help teachers create positive learning communities in the classroom.

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Coaching in Times of Chaos: Reducing Anxiety While Increasing Impact

It is crucial that we take care of our own mental well-being, as well as promoting mental health to those around us. Register for this ‘zen moment for the brain’ and learn how to help teachers reduce anxiety, regardless of where they are.

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Coaching to Increase Achievement

Instructional coaches aim to help teachers make a greater positive impact on the lives of students. One of the most direct ways to do that is to focus on student achievement. Based on the Data Toolkit in The Impact Cycle (2017) and chapters 2-4 in High-Impact Instruction (2012) by Jim Knight, this workshop presents strategies to increase achievement that ensure teachers will remain in touch with student progress toward clearly established goals. Implementing these strategies enables coaches to help teachers adjust their practices to the specific needs of the students.

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Coaching to Increase Engagement

Student engagement is an important aspect of learning, and addressing it through instructional coaching is an effective way to improve instruction. Based on the Data Toolkit in The Impact Cycle (2017) and chapters 5-9 in High-Impact Instruction (2012) by Jim Knight, this workshop focuses on defining the different types of engagement, how to measure them, and using teaching strategies to hit corresponding goals.

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Complimentary Coaching Assessment

Just as teachers need coaches to help them learn and implement new instructional strategies, coaches, administrators, and other educators need coaches to help them develop and support flourishing coaching programs. And it is often during application – not just in a workshop – that they can truly benefit from having a coach. To meet this need, we offer one-to-one personalized sessions.

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Creating an Instructional Playbook

In settings where a clearly defined set of teaching strategies already exists, this workshop guides coaches and others (e.g., administrators) through the development of an instructional playbook. This workshop is based on The Instructional Playbook: The Missing Link for Translating Research Into Practice (2019) by Jim Knight, Ann Hoffman, Michelle Harris, and Sharon Thomas. Instructional playbooks are packed with tools to facilitate the coaching process, but instead of reducing teaching or coaching to following a script, they provide a framework to apply and adjust to the specific needs of a given teacher and his or her classroom.

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Designing and Delivering High-Impact Presentations

This workshop describes how presenters can work from the Partnership Principles to build relationships with an audience, and guides participants through important strategies for designing and delivering presentations by providing them an opportunity to create their own.

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Embedded Coaching

In order to set up our partnership schools and districts to have the most success, we’ve created follow-up workshops for embedded coaching. We know that after the excitement of an event day wears off, there can be a bit of a “what next” feeling. Embedded coaching days provide on-the-spot professional learning with an ICG senior consultant, focused on the needs of each coach.

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Evaluating Instructional Coaching

The Evaluating Instructional Coaching workshop aims to address one of our most frequently asked questions: how to evaluate coaches as employees and how to evaluate coaching programs around best practices in both coaching and best practices in human resources. This workshop can be tailored to focus on particular elements of evaluation as well as practice for evaluators in using our tools and resources.

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Gathering Data

Data gathering is critical to effective instructional coaching because it helps make the invisible visible by providing the capacity to assess the kinds of questions being asked in the classroom, the use of instructional time, and student engagement. Based on the Data Toolkit in The Impact Cycle (2017) and the data-gathering information included in Focus on Teaching (2014) by Jim Knight, this workshop presents the data points needed to help teachers obtain a clear picture of reality, set goals, and monitor progress toward goals. Participants will be guided through several methods of gathering data and learn how to effectively analyze data to determine specific areas for improvement.

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High-Impact Instruction

When it comes to improving instruction, educators have literally hundreds of options, and it can be difficult to know which teaching practices have the greatest potential to improve student learning. Based on the book High-Impact Instruction (2012) by Jim Knight and research from the Impact Research Lab, this workshop provides an overview of high-yield strategies teachers can use to plan instruction, assess learning, increase student mastery and engagement, and create positive learning communities in the classroom.

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Introduction to Leadership Coaching

This practical course, offered in partnership with Growth Coaching International, explores three elements of effective coaching practice. Learn how to make a significant and immediate impact in a range of conversational contexts.

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Peer Video Coaching (in partnership with GCI)

Instructional coaching and the use of video are both acknowledged to be evidence-based practices for professional development for teachers. Unfortunately, school resources often do not allow for a coaching program, and many educators are unclear on how to use video to best help teachers.

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System Support: What Administrators Need to Know About Coaching

Participate in professional development that clarifies what coaches do and how they can be supported. This workshop provides a deep understanding of how administrators and instructional coaches can collaborate to ensure that coaches have an unmistakably positive impact on teachers’ teaching and students’ learning.

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The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching

Many coaches and on-site professional developers are finding themselves in high stakes, critically important roles expected to lead school reform efforts with little or no preparation for successfully performing such tasks. Having worked with more than 100,000 coaches worldwide, for close to two decades, we have identified seven factors that must be in place in order for coaches to flourish. This workshop provides an overview of those seven factors.

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The Impact Cycle

All teachers, schools, and classrooms face their own unique challenges. Based on 20 years of ICG research and The Impact Cycle (2017) by Jim Knight, this workshop provides a framework for any coaching scenario. Once understood, this versatile framework is easy to implement, shows immediate signs of success, and creates a virtuous cycle for educators and students. In this workshop, coaches will learn the importance of a partnership approach to coaching and how to leverage this powerful tool to develop and set goals that can align administrators and teachers on a single focus to grow student achievement.

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Understanding Adult Learning; The Partnership Way

Change agents who make an impact know what they believe and act in ways that are consistent with their beliefs. For this reason, people learning how to lead change need to think carefully about the principles that guide their actions. In this course, participants learn about the research-validated partnership principles of equality, choice, voice, dialogue, reflection, praxis, and reciprocity, and how they can use these principles to shape and form professional development for learning. Additionally, participants learn how adults change and learn as they often move through the stages of optimism, to pessimism, to success. Change leaders need to understand change, and they need to understand the beliefs that lead to transformation and learning. This course delivers that content through highly engaging explanations, reflections, discussions, and applications.

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Video as a Part of Professional Learning

Professional development has undergone three major advances in recent years–computers, the internet, and video. Based on the book Focus on Teaching (2014) by Jim Knight, this workshop describes how video can be used to support learning.

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Working with Adults: Helping & Partnership

Neither teachers nor coaches want to waste time or find themselves in unsuccessful conversations. Whether face-to-face or via a virtual platform, helping adults sometimes is often more difficult than helping students. Why do adults resist? This virtual workshop focuses on why helping for change is complex and what research says about what we can do to lessen resistance to change.

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The Instructional Coaching Institute

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The Instructional Coaching Institute (virtual)

16-weeks, meets via Zoom
Led by Jim Knight and ICG consultants

The content from our on-site Institute has been enhanced to include new content that is especially meaningful for today’s coaches and administrators. It includes all of the same learning materials, plus an expanded agenda, and additional professional development hours.

All sessions are recorded and available on-demand for 30 days.

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A Clear, Comprehensive Foundation for a Successful Coaching Program

5-days In-Person or 16-week Virtual
Led by Jim Knight

The Instructional Coaching Institute is a comprehensive foundational course that gives coaches and administrators, from start to finish, everything they need to know to become successful coaching partners. It is backed by more than 20 years of research conducted by Jim Knight and researchers at The Instructional Coaching Group.

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To learn more about what we do, our research, or to partner with us, please email us at hello@instructionalcoaching.com.