Coaching with impact: Enacting partnership principles through the Jim Knight coaching model

Presenters: Jim Knight, Amy Musante, Andrew Wayne, & Debbie Davidson-Gibbs,

Teachers and coaches can build trusting and effective relationships by collaborating as partners to help students achieve. In this 90-minute webinar, Jim Knight will share the partnership principles that form the foundation of his coaching model.

Offered in partnership with AIR, this webinar will highlight Knight’s Impact Cycle and Instructional Playbook and how they exemplify the partnership principles. Participants will learn about an opportunity to join a funded grant to implement this coaching model. An extended Q & A period will encourage robust discussion and in-depth answers to all participants’ questions.

Participants will:

  • Become familiar with the partnership principles;
  • Learn about The Impact Cycle and Instructional Playbook that are used in the coaching model;
  • Hear about a research project that they may be eligible to join; and
  • Be able to ask questions relevant to their own situations.

Senior Partner at Instructional Coaching Group | + posts

Jim Knight, senior partner of Instructional Coaching Group, is a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. He has spent more than two decades studying instructional coaching, writing several books on the topic.  Knight’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. Knight directs several research projects, including Pathways to Success, a comprehensive, district-wide school reform project in the Topeka, Kansas, School District. Knight also leads the Intensive Instructional Coaching Institutes and the Teaching Learning Coaching annual conference. Knight 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.

Coach Champion at Instructional Coaching Group | + posts

Amy Musante, consultant, is an educator and instructional coach, and at the heart of her work is a belief in relationships and helping diversified school communities move into action that authentically suits their unique needs. She spent 17 years in Oregon as a High School English Language Arts teacher, instructional coach, and secondary schools intervention specialist. She received her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University and has done considerable work partnering with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project with a focus on literacy at the secondary level. Musante serves on a board with the State University of New York (SUNY) system focusing on impacting the student experience at the high school and college level.

Managing Researcher at American Institutes for Research | + posts

Andrew Wayne, a managing researcher at AIR, is a researcher and policy expert on K-12 education. He leads projects to design, improve, scale, and test the impact of K-12 educational policies and programs, especially those focused on teachers and teaching. His current work is funded through grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s Educational Innovation and Research grants program and the Institute of Education Sciences. He has published in such journals as Educational Leadership, Educational Researcher, and Review of Educational Research.

Researcher at American Institutes for Research | + posts

Debbie Davidson-Gibbs is a researcher at AIR and has more than 15 years of experience as a program evaluator and researcher on projects related to education. She has extensive experience in working on projects involving randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and has worked on studies involving principal preparation programs and instructional coaching programs. In addition, Davidson-Gibbs leads tasks regarding qualitative data collection and analysis and works on teams that conduct systematic literature reviews. She is currently a certified reviewer for What Works Clearing House (WWC) group design standards.

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