- The Balanced Literacy framework
- Gradual Release of Responsibility model
- How to set up centers in your classroom
- What students say about centers
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.
Lorena – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner) –
As a fairly new teacher I liked her ideas.
Ondrea – SCHERTZ-CIBOLO-U CITY ISD (verified owner) –
Andy – VAN WERT CITY (verified owner) –
It helps with developing learning centers
Cristen – Private Pay (verified owner) –
Good general information about centers.
Julie – CONROE ISD (verified owner) –
I enjoyed this course.
Donna – BURLESON ISD (verified owner) –
Great ideas delivered in a concise manner.
mary – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner) –
I was very informative with clearly procedures on how to set up centers with older students. Lots of suggestions and resources to use.
Lindsay – DRIPPING SPRINGS ISD (verified owner) –
This was an excellent course! Even though I regularly use learning centers in my classroom, this course offered some new and refreshing ideas as well as validated some of the things I’m already doing in my centers.
Angelita – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner) –
It gave me several ideas on setting up center. It also stresses to limit the time students work on the centers base on their age’
Mary – DEL VALLE ISD (verified owner) –
Great ideas on working in centers for our students and how to get more learning in less time to them. The reminder of attention span length was also good to get again, as I think we all forget, and expect more of our students.