The Impact Cycle: What Project Max Coaches Should do to Foster Improvements in Teaching

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Session Dates

Wednesday March 14, 2018 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday March 15, 2018 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.

According to Jim Knight (2018), The Impact Cycle is a process used by coaches to partner with teachers to ensure a positive impact on students’ learning. This session will provide information to Project MAX internal and external coaches about the three stages of the cycle – identify, learn, and improve. In particular, a heavy emphasis will be placed on using video to examine the current practice, development of a coaching goal, and identification of a teaching strategy. In addition, how to formulate and use questions during the coaching process will be discussed. Finally, coaches will learn a four-step process to ensure goal attainment.


Participants will:

  1. Identify and describe the 3 stages of the impact cycle.
  2. Distinguish key features when reviewing videos of their students and themselves
  3. Identify and describe the 5 component of a PEERS goal.
  4. Create at least 3 questions to support the development of teacher insight as they work through the instructional process.

Target Audience

Project MAX External and Internal Coaches

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Topics Covered: Low Incidence

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Jim Knight

Event Contact:


Cathy Pfanders


Natalie Sokol
800-441-3215 x 7207