The Common Sense Guide to College and Career Readiness Standards (6-Hour)


Presenter: Katherine McKnight, McKnight
Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies 
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 6

Many educators feel confused by what exactly Common Core State Standards entail, and why we have them in the first place. Luckily Katie McKnight, Ph.D., is a Common Core expert! Get the scoop on CCSS, learn exactly how they work, and discover how you can use them to improve your classroom differentiation. 

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It seems we’re always changing things in education, from switching out labels (goodbye, non-fiction!), to the benchmarks we expect students to meet. You probably have questions about Common Core State Standards, and you almost certainly know parents who have questions (and opinions) about them! Get a firm grasp on CCSS so you can be equipped to understand, explain, and get the most out of them.

In this course you will learn:

  • Common Core State Standards 101
  • What is and isn’t part of CCSS
  • Reasons for the new standards
  • How to apply CCSS to your classroom
  • Using CCSS anchors to help you differentiate

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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