professional development workshops

Bring poetry to life in your classroom!

Free two-day workshops for teachers are coming up, with professional development credits available. Workshops are typically one or two days long.


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

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Bringing Poetry to Life in your Classroom
South Orange Performing Arts Center
Wednesday, 10/3/18, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Professional Development Credits Available
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

8:30 – 9 am - Welcome
9 am – 11:30 am - Engaging Your Classroom in the Performance of Poetry, with NJPOL Teaching Artist, Eloise Bruce
11:30 – 12:30 - Wrap Up with NJPOL Tips and Tricks

New Jersey Poetry Out Loud Teaching Artist, Eloise Bruce, BFA, MFA, M Ed., has worked with Poetry Out Loud since 2006. She is member of the poetry group Cool Women and is an editor at RavensPerch Magazine. A teaching artist for 40 years with Young Audiences, Writer’s Theatre and  the NJSPA Foundation for Educators as scholars, she was the first education director for the Asolo State Theatre, directed for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, is founder Idaho Theatre for Youth, was Artistic Director of Creative Theater in Princeton. NJ. and has had various roles at the Frost Place. Her book Rattle was published by CavenKerry Press.


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The College of New Jersey
Wednesday, 10/17/2018, 9:00 am-3:30 pm
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

8:30 - 9 am - Welcome
9 am - 10 am - Warm Up with NJPOL Tips and Tricks
10:00 am -12:00 pm - Engaging Your Classroom in the Performance of Poetry, Lamont Dixon, NJPOL Teaching Artist

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Wrangling the Words: Understanding and Performing the Difficult Poem, Anndee Hochman , NJPOL Teaching Artist

12 pm - 1pm - Lunch

1pm - 3:30pm - Workshop with The College of New Jersey Professor

Lamont Dixon, New Jersey Poetry Out Loud Teaching Artist, aka Napalm Da Bomb, has been a prominent presence on the music/poetry scene for many years, one who often mentors young artists. As a performance poet/teaching artist, Lamont demonstrates what he describes as "vibepoetics" - an eclectic mixing of multiple artistic genres to provide dramatic language arts education. Lamont’s poetry has been published in many magazines, his latest book of poetry is Come Ride My Poems and he also appears on various jazz CDs.

Anndee Hochman is a journalist, essayist and teaching artist who has worked with the Poetry Out Loud program since 2006. She writes the weekly "Parent Trip" column for The Philadelphia Inquirer; her personal essays and political commentaries also appear regularly in Purple Clover and Broad Street Review. Anndee is the author of Anatomies: A Novella and Stories (Picador USA) and Everyday Acts & Small Subversions: Women Reinventing Family, Community and Home (The Eighth Mountain Press). Learn more about her work at www.anndeehochman.com


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Bringing Poetry to Life in your Classroom
Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, 10/24/18, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Professional Development Credits Available
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

8:30 – 9 am - Welcome
9 am – 11:30 am - Engaging Your Classroom in the Performance of Poetry
11:30 – 12:30 - Wrap Up with NJPOL Tips and Tricks

New Jersey Poetry Out Loud Teaching Artist, Eloise Bruce, BFA, MFA, M Ed., has worked with Poetry Out Loud since 2006. She is member of the poetry group Cool Women and is an editor at RavensPerch Magazine. A teaching artist for 40 years with Young Audiences, Writer’s Theatre and  the NJSPA Foundation for Educators as scholars, she was the first education director for the Asolo State Theatre, directed for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, is founder Idaho Theatre for Youth, was Artistic Director of Creative Theater in Princeton. NJ. and has had various roles at the Frost Place. Her book Rattle was published by CavenKerry Press.


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Bringing Poetry to Life in your Classroom
Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts
Friday, 10/26/18, 8:30 am- 12:30 pm
Professional Development Credits Available
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

8:30 - 9 am - Welcome
9 am - 10 am - Warm Up with NJPOL Tips and Tricks
10:00 am -12:30 pm - Engaging Your Classroom in the Performance of Poetry, Lamont Dixon, NJPOL Teaching Artist

Lamont Dixon, New Jersey Poetry Out Loud Teaching Artist, aka Napalm Da Bomb, has been a prominent presence on the music/poetry scene for many years, one who often mentors young artists. As a performance poet/teaching artist, Lamont demonstrates what he describes as "vibepoetics" - an eclectic mixing of multiple artistic genres to provide dramatic language arts education. Lamont’s poetry has been published in many magazines, his latest book of poetry is Come Ride My Poems and he also appears on various jazz CDs.