Presenter: Katherine McKnight, Ph.D.
Core Area: Creativity and Instructional Strategies
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 3

Learning centers are a wonderful way to bring interactive, engaging learning into your classroom–and they are perfect for differentiated instruction. But how do you know if you’re making the most of your learning centers? In this helpful course from Katie McKnight, Ph.D., you’ll get strategies and a helpful checklist to make your centers effective. 
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In this course enjoyable course, Katie McKnight, Ph.D., gives straightforward strategies to make the most of your learning centers. She explains the essential elements of a well-planned center, as well as the construction of flexible groups that will maximize each student’s ability to gain from the station and come away with an Aha moment.

This course will give you:

  • A helpful checklist for creating centers
  • Helpful center strategies
  • A grasp of kinesthetic visualization
  • Tips for learning center structure and management
  • The ability to create flexible groups to meet different goals

Dr. McKnight is an author, educator, and consultant. Her career in education began as a high school English teacher in the Chicago Public School system. She received her B.A. degree from George Washington University, her M.Ed. from Northeastern Illinois University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently serves as a Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University. Dr. McKnight travels worldwide as a professional development consultant and is a sought after speaker in the fields of adolescent literacy, inclusive classrooms, Common Core State Standards, interdisciplinary literacy, and integrating technology in the 21st century classroom.

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138 reviews for Learning Centers, Merging Content and Literacy Skills, 4th-12th Grade (3-Hour)

  1. Christy – MANSFIELD ISD (verified owner)

    It was beneficial for someone unfamiliar with centers.

  2. kimberly – Ashtabula Area City Schools (verified owner)

    Lots of great ideas for how to run and manage centers.

  3. Veronica – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    This course provided many ideas about implementing Learning Centers. I learned different ways to group my students and to give my students the opportunity to self-assess themselves.

  4. Marlene – HARMONY SCIENCE ACAD (EL PASO) (verified owner)

    Has good points, truly recommend.

  5. Julie – CONROE ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed this class about grouping and plan on using what I learned in my classroom.

  6. michelle – CARLISLE LOCAL (verified owner)

    Good info

  7. Emily – ROWAN-SALISBURY SCHOOLS (verified owner)

    Very well done.

  8. Barbara – GREGORY-PORTLAND ISD (verified owner)

    Really great course! The different ways of grouping students were eye-opening to me.

  9. Wendy – BOERNE ISD (verified owner)


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

    This is an awesome training!!

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