Virtual Professional Development

Intensive institute, workshops, and personalized consulting at home

What is an instructional coach?

An instructional coach is a dedicated partner for teachers, providing evidence-based practices that improve teaching and learning, so students everywhere can be more successful.

The 16-Week 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.

Looking for our 5-day, in-person Institute? The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute is back and takes place this August in Lawrence, Kansas. Learn more >>

The Instructional Coaching Institute

Led by Jim Knight and the 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 8-Week Workshop

The 8-week introductory workshop was built to help any new coach through the challenges, questions, and new relationships that come with taking on the exciting role of instructional coach. 

Instructional Coaching: An Introduction

Led by Jim Knight and the ICG Senior Consultants

This virtual course will be presented by Jim Knight, and will be supplemented by small group sessions led by senior consultants. The 8-week course is specifically designed for new instructional coaches and addresses: role clarity, using strategies and goals, how to enroll teachers in coaching, how to best work with principals and administration. It will also cover several content areas from the Better Conversations and The Impact Cycle workshops.

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

Please Note: As of 2023, we are changing the name of the course formally known as Instructional Coaching: An Introduction to A Framework for Instructional Coaching: The Seven Success Factors.

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    1- and 2-day workshops

    In order to meet the needs of those with busier schedules, we’re providing several virtual workshops as 1-and 2-day options.

    Each of the following courses is led by one of ICG’s senior consultants: Michelle Harris, Sharon Thomas, and Amy Musante. All sessions are recorded and available to view for 30 days.

    Interested in custom or private workshops for your school or district? Visit our Workshops page for our complete list of offerings.

    The Impact Cycle

    10-hour course, $595 per person

    Based on The Impact Cycle (2017) by Jim Knight, this workshop describes the coaching cycle process 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 for students.

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    Better Conversations

    5-hour course, $395 per person

    Better Conversations is one of the most popular workshops we offer. Based on the book Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other To Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected, the workshop offers an intensive exploration of six Better Conversations Beliefs and ten Better Conversations Habits that can help anyone communicate more effectively at work or at home.

    Click the register button to see our complete Better Conversations schedule. Or click here to take the Better Conversations asynchronous course.

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    Evaluating Instructional Coaching

    5-hour course, $450 per person 

    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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    Asynchronous Learning

    Radical Learners is an asynchronous learning platform where educators can learn at their own speed, pause a lesson when needed, re-watch a lesson for a refresher, and post questions and thoughts for other learners in a shared community space.

    Radical Learners is created by The Instructional Coaching Group.

    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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    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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    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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    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.

    September 2022

    Four 2-hour sessions

    $450 USD

    In partnership with Chapters International

    Unpacking The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching

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    Oct - Nov 2022

    Four 2-hour sessions

    $450 USD

    In partnership with Chapters International

    Life-Giving Leadership

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    Oct - Nov 2022

    Four 2-hour sessions

    $450 USD

    In partnership with Chapters International

    High-Impact Instruction: What Really Counts in Improving Instruction?

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    10/25/22 – 2/22/23

    8:30am – 3:30pm CST

    $1,850

    In partnership with Northwestern School of Education and Social Policy

    Basic-Intermediate Coaching Institute

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    10/27/22 – 4/13/23

    8:30am – 3:30pm CST

    $1,250

    In partnership with Northwestern School of Education and Social Policy

    Advanced Coaching and Leadership Practices

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    Virtual 1-on-1 or team consulting

    If you are interested in on-site consulting, please visit our Consulting page.

    Ideal for coaching champions, superintendents, central office staff, principals, and coaches, our virtual consulting consists of one ICG consultant partnering with a small number of key decisions makers. Sessions will be facilitated using Zoom or Google Hangouts.

    While centered around a custom-made agenda, sessions often address the following issues:

    • Establishing goals for the coaching program
    • Establishing measures of success for coaching programs
    • Planning professional development for coaches, administrators, and teachers
    • Determining how and how frequently coaches will meet in coaching professional development teams 
    • Determining what other supports need to be in place for coaches to work effectively
    • Determining the percentage of time coaches should focus their work on coaching
    • Identifying which coaching model works best for different professionals in the school or school district
    • Identifying the process for creating coaches’ instructional playbook
    • Establishing a coaching evaluation process

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