Presenter: Katherine McKnight, Ph.D.
T-TESS Domain: Planning 1.1, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Instruction 2.2, Instruction 2.4 
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

We don’t think of reading as a group sport, but improving content literacy is a team effort. In this course, Katherine McKnight, Ph.D., offers practical tips for integrating literacy into the classroom environments to advance students’ reading and comprehension skills.

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Advancing content literacy in the classroom is essential to learning for today’s youth. In Literacy in the 21st Century – Integrating Literacy and Instruction, Katherine McKnight, Ph.D., offers practical solutions for integrating content literacy into classes. From creating class settings that are more conducive to encouraging peer collaboration to the importance of literacy partners, Dr. McKnight provides tips that teachers can use to help all levels in all areas of focus.

This course will cover:

  • Strategies for integrating literacy
  • Tips for instruction
  • Using U-P-S for collaboration and to solve problems
  • Literacy partners
  • Literacy in physics
  • Examples from the classroom

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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3 reviews for Literacy in the 21st Century – Integrating Literature and Instruction

  1. Jeannie – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    Presenter was engaging and provided different approaches to student learning.

  2. Melinda – VAN WERT CITY (verified owner)

    Presenter was knowledgeable and gave applicable examples to the classroom.

  3. Tessie – HUNTINGTON LOCAL (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this and I’m taking away a few new ideas to use in my classroom.

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