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

Do you want your students to listen to the voices in their heads and carry around toolboxes? It sounds crazy, but active, independent readers do just that! Join trainer Katie McKnight, Ph.D., and learn how to fill those literacy-toolboxes with skills that will open up a world of meaning for your students.

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The Google generation has more access to information than any generation prior, but how can they possibly make sense of the fire hydrant of text that greets each query? With the abundance of data available, it is essential that we teach them to decode and understand it. Get strategies to help students synthesize text and put it to good use.
In this course, you will learn:
  • To encourage visualization of text
  • Strategies to help students comprehend content 
  • How to build literacy through judicious vocabulary
  • How to shape active, independent reading

Katie McKnight, Ph.D., 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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121 reviews for Literacy in the 21st Century (3-Hour)

  1. Michelle – GEORGETOWN ISD (verified owner)

    Love the speakers

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

    Excellent videos of teachers modeling strategies.

  3. Jacquelyn – Private Pay (verified owner)

    As a history teacher with no formal reading background this was AWESOME!

  4. Susan – VAN WERT CITY (verified owner)

    Great ideas for literary content in other core subjects.

  5. Sandra – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It was explained very well.

  6. Adriana – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great Literacy Ideas!

  7. Pearl – TULOSO-MIDWAY ISD (verified owner)

    The content was great; however, the sound was off in the beginning of the course.

  8. Alexandra – Springfield City School District (verified owner)

    I liked the strategies that were presented in the 3rd module.

  9. Dana – INDIAN LAKE LOCAL (verified owner)

    Good for science, social studies and math teachers. As a reading teacher I already use most of the strategies presented.

  10. John – ALICE ISD (verified owner)

    I found several useful strategies.

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