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


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

Jim Knight Basic-Intermediate Coaching Institute 2019-20

Jim Knight

This institute includes six full-day sessions, October through March. 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 Basic-Intermediate Coaching Institute

Jim Knight Intermediate-Advanced Coaching Institute 2019-20

This advanced workshop includes four full-day sessions, October through March. It targets those who have already worked with Jim, either through a previous ECN Instructional Coaching Institute at Northwestern or through a five-day training program at the University of Kansas.

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Zaretta Hammond Culturally Responsive Teaching 2019-20

Zaretta Hammond

This institute includes six full-day sessions, October through April. Enrollment is limited to 100 participants. Participants must commit to all six sessions.

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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