Instructional Coaching: How Principals Can Support Coaches and Vice Versa

A Webinar Series with Jim Knight designed for Jurisdictional, AISI, School-based Leaders and Administrators

Session 1 How Principals Can Support Coaches and Vice Versa - Playback this webinar here
Session 2 Designing an Effective Coaching Program - Playback this webinar here
Session 3 Instructional Coaching - Going Deeper Playback this webinar here

This workshop webinar series is designed to enable school leaders to answer the following questions:
(a) What is an instructional coach?
(b) How do coaches enroll teachers, identify coaching goals, model, observe, discuss data, and reflect about their practice?
(c) What is the philosophy behind instructional coaching?
(d) How can principals and coaches work together to ensure successful professional learning in schools? and
(e) How can principals / school leaders support coaches?

Jim Knight is a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. He has spent more than a decade studying instructional coaching. Jim’s articles on instructional coaching have been included in publications such as The Journal of Staff Development, Principal Leadership, and The School Administrator, and he has written two books on instructional coaching: Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction, and Coaching Classroom Management, written with Randy Sprick, Wendy Reinke, and Tricia McCale. Jim is frequently asked to guide professional learning for instructional coaches and has presented and consulted in more than 35 states, most Canadian provinces, and in Japan. He has also won several university teaching and innovation awards.

Handouts and Resources

Handout for Principals.pdf Handouts for Session 1

Webinar 1 Slides.ppt Presenter's Slide Presentation for Session 1

CoachingEffectiveness.doc Coaching Effectiveness Handout for Session 2

Webinar.10.25.10.ppt Presenter's Slide Presentation for Session 2

IC-going deeper--webinar.ppt Presenter's Slide Presentation for Session 3