Maggie Beattie Roberts is an internationally recognized expert in elementary and secondary literacy, content area literacy, and technology integration.
Maggie began her teaching career in the heart of Chicago and then pursued graduate studies as a Literacy Specialist at Teachers College, Columbia University. She worked as a staff developer for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project for nearly ten years, where she led research and development in digital and media literacy, as well as differentiated methods of teaching.
Maggie is currently a national literacy consultant, author and frequent presenter at state and national conferences, including NCTE, ISTE and CEL (Conference on English Leadership). She is committed to helping teachers tap into the power of their own deep engagement in reading and writing, and leads school-wide staff development around the country.
She is co-author of the popular book, DIY Literacy: Teaching Tools for Differentiation, Rigor, and Independence (with Kate Roberts), and authored several Heinemann TCRWP Unit of Study books on the teaching of writing. Her latest article, Thinking While Reading: The Beautiful Mess of Helping Adolescents Learn and Celebrate How Their Minds Work (co-authored with Kristen Robbins Warren), is featured in the December 2016 issue of Voices from the Middle and she has also contributed to several popular blogs, such as The Nerdy Book Club and Two Writing Teachers. You can learn more about Maggie’s work, as well as access videos and other resources, at kateandmaggie.com.