Educational Coaching Network

Educational Coaching Network

The Educational Coaching Network (ECN) connects educators to learn, collaborate and problem solve regarding all aspects of Instructional Coaching. Northwestern's ECN offers various intensive and one-day training from internationally known experts and local leaders to build skills, extend learning and develop expertise. School coaches and coaching leaders also will have opportunities 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


Annual Coaching Conference

Zaretta Hammond

Keynote speaker Zaretta Hammond: “Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

April 5, 2019

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Northwestern University's Educational Coaching Network presents three intensive training opportunities

Elena Aguilar Instructional Coaching Training 2018-19

Elena Aguilar

This institute includes six full-day sessions, September through April. Elena has trained thousands of educators across the United States and abroad in transformational coaching and team development. She is a regular contributor for Edutopia and EdWeek Teacher and has published two highly acclaimed books: The Art of Coaching (2013) and The Art of Coaching Teams (2016) with an upcoming book titled Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators anticipated to release in May 2018.

Learn more about Elena Aguilar Instructional Coaching Training

Jim Knight Instructional Coaching Intensive Training 2018-19

Jim Knight

This institute includes six full-day sessions, November through April. Jim Knight, Senior Partner of ICG, is a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. He has spent more than a decade studying instructional coaching, writing several books on the topic. His latest is The Impact Cycle. Jim’s articles on instructional coaching have been included in publications such as The Journal of Staff Development, Principal Leadership, The School Administrator, and Teachers Teaching Teachers. Jim directs several research projects, including Pathways to Success, a comprehensive, district-wide school reform project in the Topeka, Kansas, School District. Jim also leads the coaching institutes and the Teaching, Learning, Coaching annual conference. Jim has presented and consulted in more than 40 states, most Canadian provinces, and around the world. He has also won several university teaching, innovation, and service awards.

Learn more about Jim Knight Instructional Coaching Intensive Training

Jim Knight Instructional Coaching Advanced Intensive Training 2018-19

This advanced workshop includes four full-day sessions, October through April. 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 Jim Knight Instructional Coaching Advanced Intensive Training

Contact Us

Master of Science in Education School of Education & Social Policy

618 Garrett Place
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/467-1458