Teaching Live Poets
Poetry is one of the most elusive, ancient, universal, and compelling art forms we have; it is a magical world of using language in an artistic, stylized, and rhythmic way to speak truths, share dreams, process beauty and devastation, call to action, claim space, and free the soul. When we liberate the teaching of poetry from a study grounded in the past to an open and ongoing study of our present, we invite students to see how poets name spaces and realities that are significant in the now, and how they, too, can speak and create and write in these poetic ways.
In this workshop, we will:
- Explore diverse living poets students love and respond thoughtfully to;
- Read and reflect and write and talk and share;
- Identify ways we can incorporate more poetry into our curricula;
- Examine some student writing in response to the work of live poets;
- Create plans for teaching the work of live poets.
Participants will leave with:
- A list of living poets and poetry collections to bring into the classroom;
- Ideas for low-risk ways to increase student exposure to / experience with poetry;
- Multiple extended lessons on poetry that include reading, listening, writing, sharing, and publishing ideas;
- A renewed sense of competence and curiosity around the capacity for poetry to be appealing, accessible, and moving.
Audience: All Grades 3-12 Teachers, Co-Teachers, Specialists, Coaches and Administrators
Presenter(s): Michelle Bulla, Literacy Specialist/Consultant
Delivery Format: Virtual
Date/Times: March 25, 2022; 12pm-3pm (EDT)
Payment Methods and Cancellation/Refund Policy: Payment can be made by purchase order (PO) or check to ChangeMaker, LLC. Please mail all correspondence, including purchase orders, checks and agreements to TMI Education - ChangeMaker PLC Division at PO Box 922, Madison, NJ 07940. If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, email the ChangeMaker PLC at [email protected] or call seven (7) days prior to the program to request a refund. No refunds will be granted unless notification is provided within this time frame. ChangeMaker reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including inclement weather and instructor illness. If ChangeMaker makes the decision to cancel a workshop, we will use the EMAIL contact information you have provided to us to inform you. In addition, we will post the announcement of cancellation on the respective ChangeMaker website event page. If ChangeMaker cancels, participants will be provided a choice of:
- a full refund;
- transfer to another, upcoming workshop date and location (space permitting); or
- credit toward a future workshop. (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)
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The Literacy Alliance:
A TMI Education-Gravity Goldberg, LLC Partnership
What is the mission of the Literacy Alliance?
Since its inception in 2014, the Literacy Alliance has served as a transformational force to foster optimal learning environments through exemplary ELA literacy curriculum, instruction and leadership that promotes equity, cultural responsiveness and social-emotional wellness in classrooms across the globe. The mission of the Literacy Alliance is simple - to provide timely, research-based and exemplary professional development, so as to ensure that EVERY classroom teacher is confident, comfortable and capable of providing effective literacy instruction for EVERY student they serve.
Dr. Gravity Goldberg is a leading literacy expert, an educational consultant, author, founder of Gravity Goldberg, LLC, and Co-Founder of the Literacy Alliance, along with her Co-Founder, Dr. Brian P. Chinni, CEO/Founder of The Madison Institute (d.b.a., TMI education) and President of ChangeMaker, LLC.
Dr. Goldberg’s most recent books, What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Fiction & Nonfiction (Corwin) and Mindsets & Moves: Strategies That Help Readers Take Charge (Corwin) have been met with great enthusiasm. They have allowed many teachers to make shifts in their practice creating positive impacts for their students. Gravity is co-author of the book, Conferring With Readers: Supporting Each Student’s Growth and Independence (Heinemann). These books show Gravity’s commitment to creating learning environments that are responsive and supportive of students, teachers and leaders alike.
For more information about the 2021-2022 Literacy Alliance membership and related offerings, visit the Literacy Alliance website.
The following workshop is offered in partnership through the Literacy Alliance, and included in the 2021-2022 ChangeMaker PLC membership.