PA Community on Transition Conference

Feature Presenters

  • May 30th, 2017
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James Knight

James Knight is a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and the president of the Instructional Coaching Group. Dr. Knight earned his PhD in Education from the University of Kansas and has won several university teaching, innovation, and service awards. He has spent close to two decades studying professional learning and instructional coaching. He has written or co-authored several books on the topic including Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction published by Corwin and Learning Forward (2007) and Unmistakable Impact: A Partnership Approach for Dramatically Improving Instruction (2011). Knight co-authored Coaching Classroom Management (2006) and also edited Coaching: Approaches and Perspectives (2008). Knight also hosts Talking about Teaching on the Teaching Channel. His current work can be found and followed at:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 (8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)
AA1 – Keynote – It Starts With Us

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 (10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)
A12 – Better Conversations: Habits and Beliefs

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 (12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.)
B4 – The Impact Cycle

Colin O’Donohoe

World Maestro Colin O’Donohoe lost significant vision at age 24 leaving him legally blind. He persevered to earn a scholarship and Master’s in Arts Administration from Carnegie Mellon University and then continue on to a successful career composing for famous television shows, touring the world, and forming successful non-profit organizations. He founded a Pangean Orchestra which was the focus of a short indie documentary in 2010. He directs the partnerships for Grapeseed Media a Programmatic Media corporation on Madison Avenue. He has achieved several life goals despite a significant vision loss.

Friday, August 11, 2017 (8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
BB1 – Friday Keynote Presentation – In Dreams Begin Responsibilities

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