Study Series Session: DIY Literacy: Creating and Using Teaching Tools to Help Students (Happily) Work to Their Fullest – Kate Roberts and Maggie Beattie Roberts


(January 25, 11AM)Kate Roberts and Maggie B. Roberts, co-authors of the new book DIY Literacy: Teaching Tools for Differentiation, Rigor, and Independence, lead this fun and informative session on creating and using powerful tools to help students recall and use what has been taught, push themselves to work harder and more effectively, and to find themselves within a packed curriculum. This will be a fast-paced, interactive session, and participants should expect to walk away with a variety of tools to help solve some of the most pernicious problems we face when helping students learn.

Danielson Domains: 1, 2, 3; CCSS R1-10, W1-10

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Registration levels:

  • Regular Price: $49/session
  • Discount: $39/session discount for 3 or more single Sessions in one purchase
  • Full Year: $29/session (at $348 for the year).  Plus a 15% discount on 5 or more Full Year orders!
  • GO FARTHER: A Full Year subscription is INCLUDED for all Virtual Think Tank members!

Sessions are tagged with the following Professional and Learning Standards, (we suggest you correlate these to any local standards you may be using): Danielson Framework For Teaching; Common Core State Standards for ELAISTE [Technology] Standards


Benefits for Registered Members

Study Series seats are intended for a single user however, NEW FOR 2016-2017, members receive a “Group Viewing License” to sit around a screen with colleagues to share and learn together! We love Collaboration!

Single Session members:

  •  Join an online, interactive web session led by the hosts
  •  View the session recording on-demand until June 30th, 2017
  • Learn rigorous, standards aligned, practices to raise teacher practice and student achievement

Full Year Series members:

  •  Have access to ALL Sessions and recordings at the greatest discount!  Click here to view.

Kate Roberts is the co-author of DIY Literacy (with Maggie B. Roberts) and of Falling in Love with Close Reading (with Christopher Lehman). Each is informed by her experiences as a middle school language arts teacher in Brooklyn, as a literacy coach, and as a staff developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. Her work with students across the country has led her to believe that all kids can be insightful, academic thinkers when the work is demystified, broken down, and made engaging. To this end, she has worked nationally and internationally to help teachers, schools, and districts develop and implement strong teaching practices and curriculum. Kate is the author of two produced plays, one undiscovered young adult novel, and coauthor of the blog Indent (

Maggie B. Roberts is the co-author of DIY Literacy (with Kate Roberts). Maggie is committed to helping teachers tap into the power of their own deep engagement in reading and writing. Maggie has led research and development to help teachers use digital literacy and technology, including popular media, as an alternate way to help young people grasp fundamental concepts; she has also pioneered new work in content-area literacy. Maggie began her career in the heart of Chicago, and pursued graduate studies in the Literacy Specialist program at Columbia University’s Teachers College. She is a frequent speaker at national conferences, and leads school and city-wide staff development around the country.