R2Ed Speaker Series Commences April 21

R2Ed Speaker Series Commences April 21

15 Apr 2011    

The CEHS-housed National Center for Research on Rural Education will commence its 2011 Creating Rural Connections Speaker Series with a presentation by Jim Knight, a research associate with the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning.

Knight will give his presentation, “Leveraging Coaching for School Improvement: Theory and Practice of Instructional Coaching,” April 21 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Unity Room of the Nebraska Union’s Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center on the UNL City Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

As its title denotes, Knight’s presentation will address the concept of instructional coaching and its role in enhancing the quality of K-12 education. In addition to defining this form of teacher professional development, Knight will explore the principles on which it was founded and specify the collaborative steps instructional coaches take to improve teacher practice and subsequent student outcomes.


College of Education and Human Sciences
Educational Administration
Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education