I have taught all levels of English/Language Arts to grades 9-11 in a public school setting (special ed, on-level, honors, and Advanced Placement), and am the District Instructional Coach for E/LA (K-12). I work with teachers to increase student learning by ensuring best practices by modeling instructional strategies, and sharing original curriculum. I have facilitated numerous professional learning sessions at the Region IV ESC Reading/Writing Conference, Region IV Alternative Certification classes, and at the district and school levels. Sessions include: "Writing a Delectable Expository Essay", "The Presents of Poetry", "Investigating Inferencing", "Playing Around with Plays", "A W.O.R.L.D of Learning Taking Place", "The First Days of School", as well as numerous others based on the needs of staff.
My teaching style is very hands-on, project based learning. Typically students will begin with a warm-up (15 minutes), be involved with a literature lesson (15 minutes), then finally engage in their respective project of choice for the remainder of the class time. Even if you have state mandated skills to teach, such as I do in Texas, you will find that these projects listed will typically incorporate an average of 20 required skills.
*Nominated for the Disneyhand Creative Teaching Award *Received school-level awards for creative teaching *Trained teachers in "Project Integration" that allows teachers to incorporate various subject areas into their own *Trained new Sunday School teachers at the Greater Houston Area Educational Leadership School *Selected as 1 of 40 Texas teachers to attend the Humanities Texas Institute at Trinity University
*Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Houston while working full-time in a corporate environment *Taught Sunday School every Sunday for the past eight years to ALL grade levels *Experience with all levels of teaching and know these lesson plans will work with ANY level
*I am owner of Edu-Source Consulting, whereby I create and facilitate professional learning sessions based upon the client's needs *Please feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/pub/kathryn-craig/95/122/44b/
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Science, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, ELA Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Problem Solving, Criminal Justice - Law, Writing