ESC Region 13 Instructional Coach 5 Day Institute with Jim Knight 2021-22: IN-PERSON

Region 13's Instructional Coach Institute - In Person

Jim Knight’s Instructional Coaching Group has worked with 30,000 instructional coaches over the last 10 years, throughout 50 states and six continents.  Knight’s coaching model is focused on improving teaching to improve learning, and is comprised of simple step-by-step processes that coaches and educators can master.

Knight and his colleagues have identified six essential domains (knowledge and skills) that need to be in place for instructional coaches to succeed. When any of these is missing, a coach’s chances for success are significantly diminished.  The domains are:

  1. Understanding how to work with adults (which we refer to as understanding the complexities of helping and the partnership approach)

  2. Understanding the coaching cycle

  3. Understanding high-impact teaching practices

  4. Understanding how to gather data and use video as a part of coaching

  5. Effective communication skills

  6. Effective leadership skills and systems thinking (what principals need to know about coaching)

Based on the research, content, and Knight’s experience as the leading thought-leader in the field of Instructional Coaching, this unique and intensive institute offers professional development addressing all six areas.

Specifically this institute addresses the following guiding questions:

  • What are the five core concepts of change literacy and how should instructional coaches address those concepts during coaching?

  • What are the partnership principles and how should coaches use them to guide their interactions?

  • What is the Impact Cycle and how should it be employed by coaches in partnership with teacher to set goals and identify teaching strategies to hit goals, to ensure teachers understand new teaching strategies, and to provide support until teachers hit the identified goals?

  • What are PEERS goals, how are they different from SMART goals, and how should they be used to guide coaching?

  • Why is video recording an essential part of instructional coaching, and what can coaches do to dramatically decrease teacher resistance to video recording their lessons?

  • What data should instructional coaches gather to help teachers set goals and to monitor progress toward goals?

  • What is an instructional playbook, and which high-impact teaching strategies should be a part of any playbook?

  • What are the communication beliefs and habits that lead to the kind of learning conversations that are essential for effective coaching, and how can coaches master those beliefs and habits?

  • How should coaches lead to have the greatest positive impact on teaching and learning?

Please Note

This institute consists of five individual workshop dates. Each workshop is offered individually and as the entire institute, in both live and virtual formats.

If you prefer to attend the workshops virtually, please register for:

FA2146284      Region 13's IC Institute with Jim Knight - VIRTUAL

Due to the materials provided participants will not have the option to select between live vs. virtual once registered.

If you are not able to attend a specific workshop in person, it is recommended to register for the workshops individually to give you the option of delivery format for each meeting date.



$15 OFF per participant for groups of 8 or more! 

Contact us at or 512-919-5137 for Code

*Discount applies to registration in the entire institute only

Participants may register for the entire institute or for the individual workshops in either live or virtual format. 

October 27, 2021 - Better Conversations presented by Ann Hoffman

Based on the book Better Conversations, this workshop describes essential communication skills for everyone in a school—but especially coaches—to help create a setting where learning will flourish. 

Participants will receive a copy of the book, Better Conversations, along with the Reflection Guide to support their learning.

Individual Workshops

FA2145507 LIVE Session     |      # FA2146288 - VIRTUAL Session

November 10, 2021 - The Impact Cycle presented by Ann Hoffman

Based on the book The Impact Cycle, this workshop describes the coaching cycle we suggest for instructional coaches. It moves participants through all three phases of the Impact Cycle with videos, conversations, practice and instruction that includes PEERS goals, identify questions, modeling and strategy work. This training also includes complexities of helping as well as partnership principles.

Participants will receive a copy of the book, The Impact Cycle, along with the Reflection Guide to support their learning.

Individual Workshops

FA2145508 - LIVE Session     |      # FA2146289 - VIRTUAL Session

January 26, 2022 – Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High Impact Instruction presented by Jim Knight

To improve our teaching methods, we must understand what our current teaching methods are. This is impossible to do this based only on our own perceptions or even feedback from observers. A classroom is a dynamic environment and there is always a lot going on that can be missed in the moment. The solution is video.

In this workshop, Jim Knight will introduce strategies to get the most out of using video; tips for ensuring that video recordings are used in accordance with ethical standards, as well as teacher/student comfort levels. He will also introduce protocols, data gathering forms, and many other tools to get the most out of watching video. With Jim Knight's expertise and the latest in video technology, positive change in your classroom will be immediate and long-lasting.

Participants will receive a copy of the book, Focus on Teaching.

Individual Workshops

 # SP2245509  - LIVE Session     |      # SP2246290 - VIRTUAL Session

February 16, 2022 - Going Deeper with Coaching presented by Jim Knight

After any professional development workshop, the most common questions often occur during actual implementation of the learning. In this workshop coaches will reflect on their current coaching and take a deep dive into the following areas:

- dealing with reluctant teachers

- establishing and maintaining role clarity

- impactful listenting, questioning, and noticing

- setting effective student - focused goals with teachers during the coaching cycle

*Since this workshop is based on current coaching issues identified by the participants, there are no published books for this session.

Individual Workshops

SP2245510 - LIVE Session     |      # SP2246291 - VIRTUAL Session

March 31, 2022 - Creating an Instructional Playbook presented by Dr. Jim Knight

This workshop guides coaches and others—such as administrators—through the development of an Instructional Playbook. The Instructional Playbook is a lean and clean collection of instructional strategies that instructional coaches can use to aid in giving teachers choices in which strategies they use to hit their goals for students. It can also help the coach to teach the strategy deeply to the teacher so that the teacher feels more confident about the implementation of the strategy with kids. 

Participants will receive a copy of Jim Knight's new book, The Instructional Playbook and Workbook.

Individual Workshops

SP2245511 - LIVE Session     |      #SP2246292 - VIRTUAL Session

***Important Note***

Due to book ordering and shipping, participants may not cancel after the first meeting.

  • Participants in the LIVE sessions will receive their books the day of the workshop when they sign in.
  • Books will be mailed to VIRTUAL participants prior to the workshop.
  • Participants registered for the virtual sessions may not choose to attend the live session without significant notice.
  •  Participants enrolled in the 5-day institute will be billed the cost of the entire institute upon attendance at any of the workshops in the series.

IC, Instructional Coaches, Teachers, Admins
Administration/Leadership, Instructional Coaching, Teacher Leadership
2 - Instruction, T-TESS 3 - Learning Environment, T-TESS 4 - Professional Practices and Responsibilities, T-TESS 2.3 - Instruction: Communication, T-TESS 3.3 - Learning Environment: Classroom Culture, T-TESS 4.3 - Professional Practices and Responsibilities: Professional Development 2 - Human Capital, T-PESS 4 - School Culture, T-PESS 2.2B - Coaches and develops staff through feedback and PD opportunities, T-PESS 4.4B - Clear expectations for adult staff and student conduct

CPE Credits: 30.00  
Registration Closes: 12/17/2021 5:00 pm
ESC Region 13
5701 Springdale Rd.
Austin, TX 78723
Wed. 10/27/2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wed. 11/10/2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wed. 1/26/2022 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wed. 2/16/2022 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Thu. 3/31/2022 - 9:00am to 4:00pm