Just as teachers need coaches to help them learn and use new teaching strategies, coaches, administrators and other educators need coaches to help them develop and support flourishing coaching programs.
Region 13 is proud to offer Dr. Jim Knight's extensive knowledge and expertise that comes from over twenty years of research and study of Instructional Coaching. This series of one-day workshops is part of the Region 13's Jim Knight Instructional Coaching Institute, which can be taken as the intensive five-day institute, or independently as individual workshops.
Creating an Instructional Playbook
In settings where a clearly defined set of teaching strategies already exists, this workshop guides coaches and others (e.g., administrators) through the development of an instructional playbook. This workshop is based on The Instructional Playbook: The Missing Link for Translating Research Into Practice (2019) by Jim Knight, Ann Hoffman, Michelle Harris, and Sharon Thomas. Instructional playbooks are packed with tools to facilitate the coaching process, but instead of reducing teaching or coaching to following a script, they provide a framework to apply and adjust to the specific needs of a given teacher and his or her classroom. Participants will:
- Develop a usable draft of an instructional playbook that can be adjusted as necessary
Participants will receive a copy of The Instructional Playbook and The Instructional Playbook Workbook.