Jim Knight: Developing the Expertise of Coaches and Coaching Programs

Jim Knight: Developing the Expertise of Coaches and Coaching Programs

Jim Knight register now for the 2016-2017 Instructional Coaching Institute

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This series of five workshops will support instructional coaches and coaching champions to achieve practices and programs that are distinguished and demonstrate fidelity. First session of the series is on October 26, 2017

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The five sessions will include working with Jim Knight and one another to support the work of building and solidifying the components of a model coaching program. Skills and expertise introduced in previous instructional coaching work with Jim (either through last year's 7-session Institute, or through a 5-session program at the University of Kansas) will be developed throughout this advanced program.

Prior to the first session, there will be an optional webinar discussing a newly designed certification process developed by Jim Knight and The Instructional Coaching Group. By the end of the last session, those seeking certification will have the practical knowledge needed to submit their work to satisfy the requirements.


Prior to October 26, 2017

Webinar - Jim will outline his process of becoming a certified instructional coach for those interested (a link will be sent to all registrants).

Session 1

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

Jim will help us understand all the artifacts of “The Impact Cycle” that contribute to a distinguished program. Group members will have the opportunity to discuss and share their artifacts as examples to support one another through the work.

Session 2

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Jim will guide us in the development of an Instructional Playbook that will include descriptions of all teaching strategies, as well as checklists, to help ensure the fidelity of instruction. Group members will have the opportunity to discuss and share their drafts of playbook components.

Session 3

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Group members will work collaboratively to assess one another’s ability to collect data related to PEERS goal. Additionally, participants will share artifacts related to communication goals and skills.

Session 4

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Group members will share their knowledge of understanding the complexities of helping and working with adults as effective leadership. Artifacts utilized within the Coaching Program, which illustrate an effective system of support, will also be shared.

Session 5

Monday, May 7, 2018

Jim will Skype with us to assess our progress and help us determine the next steps for coaches and coaching champions to further develop our expertise and leadership.

  • Prerequisite

    Participation in the 2016-17 Intensive Training with NU’s ECN


    Participation in a 5-day Instructional Coaches Training at the University of Kansas with Jim Knight

Registration cost includes

  • Support on fulfilling requirements for becoming a certified instructional coach
  • Gene & Georgetti’s Food & Beverages
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Contact Us

Master of Science in Education School of Education & Social Policy

618 Garrett Place
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/467-1458

Email: msedprogram@northwestern.edu