Educational Coaching Network

Educational Coaching Network

The Educational Coaching Network connects educators to learn, collaborate and problem solve regarding all aspects of Instructional Coaching. NU's ECN offers various intensive and one day trainings by internationally known experts in the field, as well as local leaders to build skills, extend learning and develop expertise. Opportunities also exist within the network for school coaches and coaching leaders to learn from one another. The Educational Coaching Network's commitment to Instructional Coaching reflects the knowledge that student achievement can be positively impacted when effective coaching programs and practices are implemented. ECN is privileged to support this success!

Current Network Offerings


Administrator's Academy:
Understanding and Supporting Instructional Coaching: A Toolkit for Administrators

This one-day March workshop helps administrators integrate and support instructional coaching in their schools and districts. Alison Gordon, Janice Schwarze, and Sharon Sheehan will be presenting.

Learn more about the Administrator's Academy

Coaching for Equity:
Learning Strategies to Support Adults in Maximizing Student Achievement

This one-day April workshop addresses systems that perpetuate disparities by focusing on building positive cultures that lead to more self-confident and resilient students. Regina Amour and Corrie Wallace will be presenting.

Learn more about Coaching for Equity

Annual Conference:
Coaching Classroom Management: Strategies and Tools for School Leaders, Coaching Champions, and Instructional Coaches

This one-day workshop in May helps teachers manage their classrooms effectively through powerful coaching. The session features Tricia McKale Skyles from Safe and Civil Schools and co-author of Coaching for Classroom Management.

Learn more about Coaching Classroom Management

Northwestern University's Educational Coaching Network presents
two training opportunities with Jim Knight:

Jim Knight

The Instructional Coaching Institute

This institute includes seven full-day sessions, October through April. The Institute is perfect for those new to instructional coaching or who have not worked with Jim in the past.

Learn more about the Instructional Coaching Institute

Developing the Expertise of Coaches and Coaching Programs

This advanced workshop includes five half-day sessions, October through May. It targets those who have already worked with Jim, either through last year's ECN seven-session Instructional Coaching Institute or through a five-day training program at the University of Kansas.

Learn more about the "Developing the Expertise of Coaches and Coaching Programs" workshop series

Coming Soon

Two New Summer 2018 Programs

Coaching Bootcamp
A Principal’s Guide to Understanding Coaching

Past Network Offerings

Annual Coaching Conference

Keynote speaker Jennifer Abrams: “Having Hard Conversations”

April 26, 2017

Seasonal Coaching Networking Series
facilitated by Coaching Leaders, Mike Melie and Regina Armour

The Fall Breakfast Series, “Enhancing the Coaching Cycle”
Oct. 13, Nov. 10, and Dec. 8. Registration is currently closed.

Coaching for Equity
facilitated by Regina Amour and Corrie Wallace

Building Brave Communities in a Time of Challenge and Opportunity

March 4, 2017

Contact Us

Master of Science in Education School of Education & Social Policy

618 Garrett Place
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/467-1458