Instructional Coaching Academy

Instructional Coaching Academy


Participants are expected to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to assist teachers in increasing student achievement. Direct benefits of instructional coaching include the following:

  • Providing individualized job-embedded professional development
  • Supporting all teachers, regardless of career status, in using best instructional practices
  • Strengthening content knowledge and instructional skills
  • Aligning with district and school goals

Note: Participants are chosen by each respective district.


The yearlong Instructional Coaching Academy (ICA) was designed to develop educators coaching and instructional skills. Educators from each of the BYU–Public School Partnership districts along with university personnel receive training using the work of Jim Knight of the University of Kansas, one of the leading researchers and proponents of instructional coaching in the country.