Jim has spent more than two decades studying professional learning, effective teaching, and instructional coaching. He is the president of the Instructional Coaching Group and The Impact Research Lab, and a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. Knight’s book Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction(Corwin, 2007) popularized the idea of instructional coaching. He is also the author of Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High-Impact Instruction(Corwin, 2014) and Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to be More Credible, Caring, and Connected(Corwin, 2015). Knight also writes the Radical Learners blog.
Quality big name speakers during concurrent sessions. Facilitators engaged participants. Focused on professional learning. It’s rare to attend a conference with TONS of sessions that are relevant for my work (professional developer).— 2018 Attendee
Best practice is modeled; there are topics for everyone who leads professional learning in a system, and you will leave with contacts, resources, and ideas that you will use.— 2018 Attendee