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.


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Poetic License: Driving the Beat Across the Curriculum
Appel Farm Arts and Music Center
Friday, 12/7/18, 9:30 am-3:30 pm

Professional Development Credits Available

RSVP to, or call 856-358-2472

9:30 am - Welcome
9:45 am – 12pm - The Benefits of Arts Integration with Artists in Education Residency Grant Program, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Poetry Out Loud, Teen Arts, Appel Farm Arts Camp, and more!
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm - BYO Networking Lunch 1:00 pm – 3:00pm - Poetic License: Driving the Beat Across the Curriculum

In this hands-on, experiential workshop, teachers, administrators, and teaching artists from across the grade span and across the curriculum will learn how to use poetry reading, writing, and recitation to make any lesson plan more engaging and meaningful. We’ll look at examples — from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s extraordinary opening rap in Hamilton to ancient haiku about the natural world — do some writing and reciting, and brainstorm ways to infuse any lesson plan with poetry.

New Jersey Poetry Out Loud Teaching Artist, 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