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Instructional coaches partner with teachers to help them improve teaching and learning so students are more successful. To do this, coaches collaborate with teachers to get a clear picture of current reality, identify goals, pick teaching strategies to meet the goals, monitor progress, and problem solve until the goals are met.

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For coaches & administrators: 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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The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute

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.

For coaches & administrators: 4-day Workshop

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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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Effective Instructional Coaching for Improved Classroom Instruction

4-days In-Person
Led by Jim Knight and Bryan Goodwin

Join Bryan Goodwin and Jim Knight in this workshop that combines research-based teaching strategies with effective instructional coaching to enhance instruction in schools. Explore McREL’s 14 strategies from "The New Classroom Instruction that Works" and discover how coaches can effectively share these strategies through Jim’s "Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching." Throughout the session, Bryan and Jim will alternate sharing insights on teaching and coaching, highlighting connections between their expertise. Participants will have opportunities to engage in dialogue with peers, practice coaching strategies, and plan how to integrate new learning into their organization.

For newer coaches: Introduction to Instructional Coaching

The 8-week introductory workshop provides an overview of the seven success factors for successful coaching. If you are a coach, teacher, or administrator who wants to learn a lot about instructional coaching, but you’re not ready for the 16-week intensive institute, this course is for you.

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An Introduction to Instructional Coaching: Seven Factors for Success

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

For 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into seven success factors that need to be engaged in order for a coaching program to succeed.

In this overview course, Jim and consultants from the Instructional Coaching Group will introduce each factor, explain why it is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

Effective Instructional Coaching for Improved Classroom Instruction

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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The Virtual Instructional Coaching Institute

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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The Virtual Instructional Coaching Institute

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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Introduction to Leadership Coaching

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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System Support: What Administrators Need to Know About Coaching

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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The Impact Cycle

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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Better Conversations

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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Better Conversations

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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Better Conversations

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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The Impact Cycle

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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The Impact Cycle

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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System Support: What Administrators Need to Know About Coaching

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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System Support: What Administrators Need to Know About Coaching

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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The European Instructional Coaching Institute

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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Introduction to Leadership Coaching

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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The Virtual Instructional Coaching Institute

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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Advanced Coaching and Leadership Workshops

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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Foundations of Instructional Coaching Institute

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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Better Conversations

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute: South Korea

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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The Impact Cycle

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute

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For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his latest book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research into 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 is essential for success, and summarize how it can be implemented.

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

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For coaches, administrators, and teachers: Virtual workshops

These 1- and 2-day virtual workshops are great options for those with busier schedules. Each course is led by an ICG consultant and sessions are recorded and available to view for 30 days, making these workshops accessible for educators in other time zones.

Interested in custom or private workshops for your school or district? Request a Workshop using the form below.

Better Conversations

Effective coaches, leaders, and educators communicate their message clearly, build healthy emotional connections with others, and maneuver through emotionally complex situations in ways that allow them to speak the truth so they will be heard. This workshop introduces 6 beliefs and 10 habits that promote healthy and productive relationships.

Upcoming Dates:

March 13, 2024
March 2024
August 14, 2024
August 2024
November 13, 2024
November 2024
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The Impact Cycle

Based on The Impact Cycle (2017) by Jim Knight, this workshop describes the coaching cycle proposed for instructional coaches. All teachers, schools, and classrooms face their own unique challenges. An established process for guiding the coaching experience ensures that instructional coaches have all of the tools they need to help teachers set and achieve their goals. The Impact Cycle–the product of 20 years of ICG research, provides a framework for any coaching scenario. Participants in this workshop will learn why the cycle is successful, and gain experience using it through examples and guided exercises.

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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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Introduction to Leadership Coaching

In partnership with Growth Coaching International

The quality of the conversations in an organization can critically influence the organization’s effectiveness. This session explores how a coaching orientation, together with a strong coaching process and key coaching skills, can make a significant and immediate difference in the conversations in which school leaders engage every day.

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Jul 19
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July 2024
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System Support: What Administrators Need to Know about Coaching

The impact coaches have is directly related to how effectively they are supported (or not supported) by their administrators. For that reason, it is crucial that administrators 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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Effective Instructional Coaching for Improved Classroom Instruction

Join Bryan Goodwin and Jim Knight in this workshop that combines research-based teaching strategies with effective instructional coaching to enhance instruction in schools. Explore McREL’s 14 strategies from "The New Classroom Instruction that Works" and discover how coaches can effectively share these strategies through Jim’s "Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching." Throughout the session, Bryan and Jim will alternate sharing insights on teaching and coaching, highlighting connections between their expertise. Participants will have opportunities to engage in dialogue with peers, practice coaching strategies, and plan how to integrate new learning into their organization.

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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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Instructional Coaching Institutes

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.

Upcoming Dates:
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The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute

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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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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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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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 Virtual Instructional Coaching Institute

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.

Upcoming Dates:
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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 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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Asynchronous Courses

Instructional Coaching: The First 90 Days

$99 per person

A course for instructional coaches, designed to give you the basics, so you can get started with the first 90 days of instructional coaching.

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High-Impact Teaching Strategies

$99 per person

Learn about Jim Knight's High Impact Teaching Strategies—strategies that have the best chance at improving teaching.

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Better Conversations

$99 per person

One of the easiest ways to improve your life is to improve your conversations. This course offers all the features to help you clearly look at the way you communicate now, so you can make the changes necessary to start having better conversations.

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Partnership Learning: Presentations That Make an Impact

$99 per person

For something to be usable, it needs to be easy and powerful. In this course, you will learn easy and powerful strategies to use when delivering workshops and presentations.

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Video is Rocket Fuel for Learning

$99 per person

Real learning doesn't start until you start using video to watch yourself. In this course, you'll learn the different ways video can be used by coaches, teachers, teams, and by principals as rocket fuel for learning.

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Designing and Supporting Great Instructional Coaching

$99 per person

This course explores ways district leaders, principals, coach champions, and instructional coaches can set an instructional coaching program up for success. The short lessons will help participants align the goals of their program to their hiring, recruitment, professional development, evaluations, and ongoing support for instructional coaches.

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Coaching for Connection, Certainty, and Autonomy

$99 per person

This course empowers coaches, teachers, and administrators with strategies to establish psychological safety in the workplace. The tools gained in the course will help leaders to enable open communication, risk-taking, and idea-sharing within teams.

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Prioritizing the Wellbeing of Teachers

$99 per person

This course will provide you with a range of positive psychology theories, tools and strategies that can be used when coaching teachers. By integrating these ideas into your coaching, you will be better able to support teachers to enhance their practice and look after their wellbeing.

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Partnership Workshops

The Instructional Coaching Group is committed to providing an instructional coaching foundation and fostering learning environments in which every teacher and EVERY STUDENT has the opportunity to succeed. Because of this, ICG partners with learning organizations across the globe to offer research-based professional development that is tailored to educators both inside and outside of North America.

No partner workshops upcoming. To host an event with ICG, contact Erin Krownapple here.

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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.