Media

Summary: A team of Bastrop teachers and Katie McKay, co-director of the Heart of Texas Writing Project, were awarded a $20,000 grant to fund their project: Choice and Voice: Agency and Audience in a Resilient Rural Texas Community.

Summary:  The United States Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology highlighted Katie McKay’s work on their National Ed Tech Plan page.”Technology can transform learning when used by teachers who know how to create engaging and effective learning experiences for their students. In 2014, a group of educators collaborated on a report entitled, Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom. Not a how-to guide or a set of discrete tools, it draws together narratives from a group of educators within the National Writing Project who are working to implement and refine practices around technology-enabled learning. The goal was to rethink, iterate on, and assess how education can be made more relevant to today’s youth.”

Summary: This article describes how Katie McKay, a teacher-consultant with the Heart of Texas Writing Project, exemplifies teacher leadership in action: an inquiring mind, a focus on creative classroom strategies, and the desire and skill to work with other teachers and her community.

Summary: When Becker Elementary was under-enrolled in 2009, Katie McKay worked together with the school’s music teacher, JP Ahmad, to put on a music concert at Freddies, a local restaurant, in order to promote the school and showcase students’ and teacher’s talents and work.

Summary: Published by the Education for Liberation Network, this Planning to Change the World Plan Book for teachers highlights Katie McKay’s work bringing her 4th grade students into the community to publish their writing.

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