Teach This Poem: Poetry Workshop

Teach This Poem: Poetry Workshop

A free poetry resource for K-12 educators that helps them create ways to engage children in poetry as a means exploring emotions and ideas.

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

As Educator in Residence at the Academy of American Poets, Dr. Madeleine Fuchs Holzer curates and writes Teach This Poem, a free poetry resource for K-12 educators that helps them create ways to engage children in poetry as a means exploring emotions and ideas.

Each week, a new poem arrives in teachers’ email accompanied by interdisciplinary resources and activities designed to help teachers quickly and easily bring poetry into the classroom. The winner of the 2018 Innovations in Reading Prize given by the National Book Foundation, Teach This Poem reaches over 30,000 educators in classrooms around the world.

In this workshop, Holzer will introduce educators and parents to poetry and resources from Teach this Poem, while challenging them to think of ways in which they might use this powerful resource.

Holzer is a visiting scholar in the Creativity Commons at Lesley University in recognition of her leadership in creativity and the arts. Prior to moving to Cambridge, Holzer served as educational development director at Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education where she wrote the Institute’s Capacities for Imaginative Learning. Holzer’s poetry and essays have been published in Education Week, Black Fly Review, Footwork: Paterson Literary Review andPearl, among others. She holds an EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University and a MA in English with a concentration in creative writing from New York University. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony where she worked on a poetry manuscript still in progress.

Free and open to the public

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