OPSRC WEBINAR SERIES: Growth Mindset & Literacy Success in ALL Subjects (even math!)
Growth mindset is strongly linked to literacy skill development and achievement in all subjects. Join two of the nation's leading authorities on this topic – Dr. Katie McKnight and Alex Kajitani, in this FREE webinar where they'll give you real, practical ideas on how to create classrooms that embody the synergetic relationship between growth mindset, self-confidence and literacy achievement.
Introducing our presenters:
Dr. Katie McKnight served as Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University. Her affable presentation style and her work on creative learning, differentiated literacy instruction, student assessment, and literacy in the content areas, have earned her praise from teaching colleagues in the U.S. and internationally. Katie has a 100% success rate with her collaborative Literacy and Learning Center model, which has turned around struggling schools by enabling teachers to cover more content and skill development in less time, devote more personalized attention to students who need it, and help all students focus on challenging, developmentally-appropriate tasks. She is the founder of Engaging Learners, a source for lessons that have been specifically adapted to the Literacy & Learning Center model. Learn more at engaginglearners.com
Alex Kajitani is the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, and a Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year. He is the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers, and his first book, Owning It was named “Recommended Reading” by the U.S. Department of Education. Alex is also on a mission to get every kid in Americato learn their times tables, and to make this happen, he created the popular online program www.MultiplicationNation.com. Alex is a highly-sought after keynote speaker who supports and motivates teachers nationwide, and he’s known around the world as “The Rappin’ Mathematician.” Alex has a popular TED Talk, has been honored at The White House, and was featured on The CBS Evening News, where Katie Couric exclaimed, “I LOVE that guy!” For more of his innovative ideas, visit www.AlexKajitani.com.