(74 customer reviews)
Presenter: Katherine McKnight, Ph.D.
Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies 
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 6

Many educators feel confused by what exactly Common Core State Standards entail, and why we have them in the first place. Luckily Katie McKnight, Ph.D., is a Common Core expert! Get the scoop on CCSS, learn exactly how they work, and discover how you can use them to improve your classroom differentiation. 

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It seems we’re always changing things in education, from switching out labels (goodbye, non-fiction!), to the benchmarks we expect students to meet. You probably have questions about Common Core State Standards, and you almost certainly know parents who have questions (and opinions) about them! Get a firm grasp on CCSS so you can be equipped to understand, explain, and get the most out of them.

In this course you will learn:

  • Common Core State Standards 101
  • What is and isn’t part of CCSS
  • Reasons for the new standards
  • How to apply CCSS to your classroom
  • Using CCSS anchors to help you differentiate

Presenter Bio

Dr. Katherine McKnight is a dynamic presenter, dedicated teacher, and award-winning author. Dr. McKnight began her career in education over 30 years ago as a middle school and high school English and social studies teacher in the Chicago Public Schools and appointed as Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University. In addition to speaking at professional development conferences, she is a regular consultant in schools and classrooms in the United States and Europe.
She is the founder of Engaging Learners, an educational company built around her successful Literacy and Learning Center model. Her work in educational leadership, literacy and student skill development has resulted in unprecedented academic achievement in many struggling schools.
Dr. McKnight has received several awards for her publications and teaching at the university level. She has authored 17 books that support educational strategies to engage all learners. Her titles include the best-selling The Teacher’s Big Book of Graphic Organizers, winner of the 2013 Teachers’ Choice Award. She’s also written The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom, Teaching Writing in the Inclusive Classroom, and the twin volumes: Common Core Literacy for Math, Science, and Technical Subjects, and Common Core Literacy for ELA, History/Social Studies, and the Humanities: Strategies to Deepen Content Knowledge – Grades 6-12. 

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74 reviews for The Common Sense Guide to College and Career Readiness Standards (6-Hour)

  1. Claudia – BELTON ISD (verified owner)

    Great presenter! It just wasn’t what I was expecting by the title. We do not have common core standards in Texas; however, this would be very beneficial for the states that do.

  2. juan – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    – It explains very well the way to improve academic literacy for college and career readiness.

  3. Dennis – STOCKDALE ISD (verified owner)

    I thought there was extremely useful information, however felt the course was a little lengthy and would really drag at times.

  4. Cynthia – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It was informative, but my state uses TEKS in the classroom.

  5. Charles – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great course

  6. Alba – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Explained in great detail.

  7. Arturo – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It’s a good course for teachers to implement material that will enable students to become more college and career ready.

  8. Lizette – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative

  9. Angela – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    the information is well researched but i wouldve liked more about college readiness and less about common core

  10. KELLEY – FT SAM HOUSTON ISD (verified owner)

    i enjoyed it.

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