Here you can learn about our framework, our principles, and our professional development offerings
We embrace a partnership approach in everything we do, and although professional development for and in support of instructional coaches is central to our work, we also provide support for teachers, administrators, and other leaders.
Over 20 years of research, workshops, institutes, publications, and other programming efforts with one goal in mind: to help students experience better learning and better lives.
The Instructional Coaching Group is a small team of passionate, talented, and hardworking people who want to make a difference. It’s our pleasure to work with partners around the globe to improve the education of all students.Get to know our team
Long-term partnership has the greatest likelihood of turning professional learning into professional practice. It aids in sustainable coaching cultures where coaching becomes a practice everyone in the system embraces. This type of partnership moves schools and districts beyond workshops and courses to promote deeper implementation of research-based instructional coaching. Partnership can involve not only workshops but also coaching of coaching leaders, consistent communication support, and embedded work on district- and school-specific concerns.contact us about partnership
Our 20+ years of research has shown us there are seven areas that must be engaged to ensure a successful coaching program. Without purposeful development and support in all seven areas, your coaching program will not meet its maximum potential, allowing opportunities for educators to become discouraged, and those who are the most vulnerable—your students—will suffer the most loss. Learn more about our framework and how you can implement it in your school or district below.discover the framework
The Instructional Coaching Institute is a focused and intensive professional development opportunity based on 20+ years of research. The Coaching Institute is offered as a 16-week virtual training event, as well as a 5-day on-site training event in Lawrence, KS, and provides a big picture view of instructional coaching. Content areas that are covered during The Instructional Coaching Institute include: the Partnership Principles, The Impact Cycle, Better Conversations, Classroom Management, and Engagement. Over 5,000 instructional coaches have successfully completed The Instructional Coaching Institute, representing every continent across the globe, except Antarctica.join the institute
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; contact us to schedule a workshop for your team.schedule a workshop
We know that after the excitement of an event day wears off, there can be a bit of a “What’s next?” feeling. Don’t let that valuable training fall to the wayside. Embedded coaching days provide on-the-spot professional learning with an ICG senior consultant, focused on the needs of each coach as it pertains to the Impact Cycle coaching model.Contact us
The Teaching Learning Coaching Conference (TLC) is the world’s leading conference for instructional coaching and instructional practice. Each year, this 3-day conference consists of education experts and practitioners who lead keynote presentations and learning sessions focused on high-impact teaching strategies, proven instructional coaching practices, and system-change strategies designed to lead to high performance schools.register for tlc
“This was the best conference! Anyone who attended had to leave with a feeling of pride for our craft and renewed energy to keep learning.”
Jim Knight, along with ICG’s team of experienced consultants, has written extensively on topics related to education, teaching, coaching, and communication. These publications are all grounded in the work of ICG experts and other highly regarded professionals in the fields of education and research.Our publications provide value insight for instructional coaches, teachers, and administrators with the singular goal of improving instruction and, most important, student learning.