Professional Development Center

EPA 527 Poetry in the Classroom

Course Number: EPA 527
Course Title: Poetry in the Classroom
Class #: 64361
Dates: July 9-11, 14-15, 2014
Times: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: University of Southern Maine, Lewiston/Auburn Campus
Faculty: Paul Janeczko, Author and Poet
Credit: Three (3) Inservice Graduate Credits
Tuition/Fees: $1,293.00 (Maine Resident)
Registration Form:  Click here or call 780-5055

This course will explore the rich poetic resources available to teachers and students in today's classrooms. An in-depth view of contemporary poets writing for juvenile audiences, representing a diversity of cultures and poetic forms, will be provided. Teachers will learn activities that guide students to write poetry with enthusiasm and (occasional) regard for form. Participants will learn by doing, by reading and writing poetry. They will develop methods to include poetry in all areas of the curriculum and to integrate poetry into students' reading lives.