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For educators interested in developing their expertise as readers and teachers of poetry.
A passion for reading and writing poetry fosters in young readers a critical appreciation for the world we live in. Yet how do we talk about poetry? And how can we bring it into our learning communities? In this three-day workshop for educators, participants meet with poets and expert teachers in the field of language arts for a series of intimate seminars and workshops focused on writing-based teaching and curriculum development.
Each morning, teachers develop lesson and unit plans that foster an appreciation for poetry, creative thinking and problem-solving across the disciplines—from social studies, to history, science and, of course, language arts. Each afternoon, teachers engage in their own writing practice to better understand the vulnerable experience of creative writing in a classroom and workshop setting, as well as discover its joys.
10 am–12 pm: Curriculum and Unit Design
1–3 pm: The Poetry Workshop and the Practice of Poetry
92Y’s Teachers Workshop is a professional development program for all educators, which aligns with the New York City Department English Language Arts (ELA) Learning Standards. Graduate or undergraduate college credit can be arranged with SUNY Empire State College for an additional fee. Students currently licensed to teach by the New York State Education Department may apply credit. College credits also comply with New York City Department of Education salary differentials for teachers.
92nd Street Y is a vendor listed with the New York City Department of Education. Presented in collaboration with 92Y’s Dance Education Laboratory (DEL), the Teachers Workshop is a New York State Education Department-approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) and provider of CTLE hours pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commission of Education.
For more information call 212.415.5761.
Lynn Melnick is the co-editor of the YA anthology, Please Excuse This Poem: 100 Poets for the Next Generation, and the author of Landscape with Sex and Violence and If I Should Say I Have Hope. A former fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, she is a co-founder of saferLIT, an initiative focusing on engaging small presses and magazines to create safer literary spaces.
Advanced Poetry with Lynn Melnick
Erika Luckert is a writer from Edmonton, Alberta and a winner of 92Y’s Discovery Poetry Prize. Her manuscript, Prepared Ground, was a finalist for Tupelo Press’ 2018 Berkshire Prize and a semifinalist for the University of Akron Press Poetry Prize. A teaching artist for the Teachers and Writer Collaborative, she is passionate about bringing creative writing into the school curriculum as a tool for inquiry and a means of expression.