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Top U.S. instructional coach and education innovator to expand popular professional learning series to Australia

Prolific Author of High Impact Instruction Jim Knight Partners with Corwin Australia to Deliver Results-Based Instructional Coaching for Australian Educators

Melbourne—March 23, 2016— Corwin, a global provider of PreK-12 professional learning products and services today announced its partnership with award-winning educator and academic Jim Knight to deliver four professional learning events throughout Australia.

The incredibly successful and often sold-out high-impact professional learning events developed by Knight will be available for the first time in four Australian cities throughout June. The theme of the events—Instructional Coaching and Better Conversations—aims to help school leaders by utilising research-based strategies for teaching, coaching, and learning in a 2-day format:

  • Day 1: Instructional Coaching – techniques that teach school leaders how to coach effectively
  • Day 2: Better Conversations – techniques to help school leaders empathise, listen, and connect with other educational stakeholders

The dates and cities are as follows:

  • 20-21 June 2016 in Melbourne, VIC
  • 23-24 June 2016 in Brisbane, QLD
  • 27-28 June 2016 in Darwin, NT
  • 30 June-1 July 2016 in Perth, WA

These results-driven events designed to support—not overload—educators are based on Knight’s 20 years of research into what works best in professional learning and development.

“Jim Knight’s collaborative approach to working with teachers and school leaders has proven to be incredibly effective,” said Brad Rosairo, Managing Director of Corwin’s Melbourne office. “Attendees at our four Australian events in June can expect to get solid, practical strategies that are built on the profound knowledge that teachers and coaches already have for what works in the classroom.”

In addition to being an author and president of the Instructional Coaching Group, Knight has presented to over 30,000 educators in 6 continents. Knight is also the director of the Kansas Learning Project at the University of Kansas Center for Learning in the United States. In June 2015, he keynoted alongside John Hattie at the 4th National Coaching Conference for Educators, hosted by Growth Coaching International (GCI) and the Centre for Strategic Education (CSE), in Melbourne.

For more information, and to register for these events, visit our events page or contact Matt McCoy, Director of Business Strategy and Development, at +61 (0) 407 554 584 or

About Corwin

Corwin, a SAGE company, is a global organisation that was established in 1990 to provide professional learning and development solutions for PreK-12 educators. Corwin is the exclusive provider of Visible Learningplus in Australia, United States, and Canada.

Contact: Katie Stoddard
Phone: (805) 358-5261

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