Jim Knight Instructional Coaching Advanced Intensive Training 2018-19

Jim Knight Instructional Coaching Advanced Intensive Training 2018-19

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This series of four 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 17, 2018.

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The four 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 a previous 7-session Institute at Northwestern, or through a 5-session program at the University of Kansas) will be developed throughout this advanced program.


Impact Cycle: Going Deeper

October 17, 2018

This session is for instructional coaches who have been implementing The Impact Cycle but who would like to extend their skills. In this hands on session, participants will learn and practice creating effective PEERS goals, design checklists and use them to describe teaching strategies, and discuss strategies for meeting the needs of teachers who resist coaching or who are facing challenging situations.

Better Conversations (Part 2)

November 9, 2018

Participants who have attended Better Conversations (Part 1) will have the chance to explore additional Better Conversations Habits. Specifically, participants will learn strategies for effectively sharing positive information, controlling their emotions, improving questioning and listening skills, practicing dialogue and redirecting toxic conversations. The session will empower coaches to communicate more effectively in various complex situations.

Creating an Instructional Playbook

December 18, 2018

Instructional coaches help teachers improve the way they teach so that students improve their well-being and learning. To do this, instructional coaches need to have a deep understanding of effective teaching practices that they can share with teachers to help teachers meet the goals they set during coaching. For this reason, we recommend coaches create instructional playbooks that include one-page summaries and checklists for the essential teaching strategies implemented. In this session, coaches and teams will create many of the elements of the instructional playbooks they will use with teachers.

Coaching Teams

April 25, 2019

Coaches are frequently asked to lead Professional Learning Communities and other teams in schools. To do this, they need strategies they can use to help teams be more successful. In this session, participants will learn about strategies they can use to help teams communicate more effectively, and learning structures they can share with teams to help each group member learn together more effectively.

  • Prerequisite

    Participation in the previous 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
  • THE IMPACT CYCLE & Reflection Guide
  • 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