Merging Content and Literacy Skills Through Learning Centers – Creating Centers


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

What do sticky notes, highlighters, and yarn have to do with grouping? They are all great ways to create effective centers! These centers will work for multiple subject areas. In this 1-hour course, “Merging Content and Literacy Skills Through Learning Centers – Creating Centers,” discover how to use these strategies to successfully group your students.

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Once you decide to group your students, what happens next? Dr. Katherine McKnight says that there are several strategies that you can use to successfully group your students. Some of these strategies involve using kinesthetics, posters, and color-coding. These grouping strategies are not useful for just one subject area; they can be applied to every subject for enhanced group learning. In this 1-hour course, “Merging Content and Literacy Skills Through Learning Centers – Creating Centers,” discover how to use sticky notes, highlighters, and yarn to create effective learning centers for every student. 

In this course educators will see:

  • Examples of learning center strategies
  • Kinesthetic Visualization
  • A checklist for creating learning centers
  • A pedagogical strategy for using centers

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40 reviews for Merging Content and Literacy Skills Through Learning Centers – Creating Centers

  1. Lisa – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    Fantastic and informative

  2. Anita – MIAMI TRACE LOCAL (verified owner)

    I would like the teacher to give more input on how she uses the centers. She’s the expert.

  3. melissa – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    great presenter, had wonderful ideas for centers. Although some seem for older students.

  4. Brenda – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    Offers many strategies that are useful for diverse learners.

  5. zaida – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)


  6. Melanie – BELTON ISD (verified owner)

    I definitely give it 5 stars. Lots of great ideas and a really fun presenter.

  7. Emily – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Good course.

  8. Anna – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)


  9. Traci – CONROE ISD (verified owner)

    I thought this was useful. I like the idea that kids work together in their station.

  10. Deborah – Huber Heights City (verified owner)

    Lots of good ideas here. This course was a bit different than others by K. McKnight in that the editing made it feel a bit like I missed out on some things.

  11. Terry – SAN MARCOS CISD (verified owner)

    Informative and great sharing of ideas

  12. RICARDO – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    Good ideas in this video. Really opened up my eyes to running centers.

  13. Jana – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    Fun ideas to use right away.

  14. Sandra – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    Good ideas for learning centers.

  15. Cindy – PFLUGERVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    I liked the instructor and her ideas were great.

  16. Crystal – BASTROP ISD (verified owner)

    I liked how the presenter provided lots of examples and had time for sharing and collaboration.

  17. Yadira – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    Learning Centers are interesting because it provides the teacher different ways in learning in the classroom.

  18. Leticia – SCHERTZ-CIBOLO-U CITY ISD (verified owner)

    Centers are easy to implement. Can’t see some of the resources provided.

  19. Sarah – PLANO ISD (verified owner)

    I would love to take this course in person!

  20. Traci – CONROE ISD (verified owner)

    This was a good course for older kids, but it was hard to relate to kindergarten. It would have been good if it had a grade level suggestion in the title.

  21. Anne – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    Good information, but at times the audio was not very clear.

  22. Melanie – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Good Ideas

  23. Dana – GALVESTON ISD (verified owner)

    Good ideas

  24. Emily – SCHERTZ-CIBOLO-U CITY ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed actually watching her do activities with the class she was teaching.

  25. Christina – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    This was a very informative course about learning centers. I really enjoyed watching this course.

  26. Jennifer – SCHERTZ-CIBOLO-U CITY ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas for centers!

  27. Peggy – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    I am happy to have learned some new ideas for stations and to be reminded about some I have not used in awhile. It’s a good basic course on getting started with learning stations.

  28. IRIS – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    The resources were difficult to see.

  29. SHERRY – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    Great course!

  30. Michelle – ALICE ISD (verified owner)

    The course was very helpful

  31. MARGARET R – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    This course was good very informative for an upper grade teacher. It gives the teacher an idea on how to use stations in their classroom using the text that is being taught and breaking it up apart in the different stations provided.

  32. Yesenia – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    It had some good ideas on activities for learning centers.

  33. Daisy – SAN BENITO CISD (verified owner)

    I liked the ideas the presenter had and style.

  34. MICHELLE – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas for center lessons!

  35. Michelle – VAN WERT CITY (verified owner)

    Good ideas.

  36. Araceli – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Thank you for this great training. I will use lots of your ideas!

  37. Suzette – DELAWARE CITY (verified owner)

    Not applicable to me very much. I teach elementary. Perhaps I missed that it was going to be geared towards middle/high school learners. I got a little from it, but not as much as I had hoped.

  38. Azucena – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Very interesting. Thank you.

  39. Marisela – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed learning more centers.

  40. Rocio – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


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