Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Instructional Facilitator: Statewide PD

Instructional Facilitator Professional Development

Instructional Facilitator Professional Development is a one-year professional development program offered through a partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education, the Arkansas Education Service Cooperatives, and the Arkansas STEM Centers.

It is designed to assist instructional facilitators in developing effective coaching practices so they can implement change efficiently. Based on Dr. Jim Knight’s Instructional Coaching Institutes from the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning, sessions will focus on Partnership Principles and the Big Four: Classroom Management, Content Planning, Instruction, and Assessment for Learning.

This professional development opportunity includes a combination of workshop sessions and site-based observation trainings in a classroom. For more information, see Instructional Facilitator in Related Files. 

Capacity Building Professional Development

Capacity Building for Instructional Facilitators is a one-year professional development opportunity offered through a partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education, the education service cooperatives, and the Arkansas STEM centers.

It is designed for instructional facilitators that have completed Instructional Facilitator Professional Development, the eight-day training based on Dr. Jim Knight’s work. 

This professional learning incorporates the works of Dr. Jim Knight, Joellen Killion, Stephen Barkley, and Diane Sweeney as participants engage in coaching labs to develop and sustain coaching cycles, design learning labs, and monitor the impact of coaching on student achievement. For more information, see Capacity Building in Related Files. 

For more information, please contact:

Thomas Coy
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 401-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-4800

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