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Building Relationships & Engaging “Hard History” through Poetry
This workshop is full. To be added to the waitlist, please send a request to Christie Norris at cnorris@unc.edu

Thursday, Dec. 3 | 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Poetry is an excellent tool to help students (whether in ELA, Social Studies, or in any course) explore and connect with issues of identity, group belonging, “hard” history, and even controversial current events. Poetry can provide a model and inspiration for students to tell their own stories, build classroom community, and provides a safe point of entry for discussing challenging past and present issues and events.

In this interactive virtual session provided by Carolina K-12 and the NCMOH, acclaimed actor, storyteller, scholar, and educator Dr. Sonny Kelly will provide strategies for classroom community building (whether in-person or remote) that help students consider their own sense of self, community, and agency - while also learning to listen, think critically, and speak actively and compassionately.

Teachers will also receive TWO FREE poetry books of their choice (to be mailed 1-2 weeks post-event) from the following three titles:

Voices from the March on Washington
The Undefeated
Out of Wonder

Space is limited to 30 participants. Registrants should be prepared to participate with video and voice activated throughout the webinar. (If you need special accommodations or have questions, please reach out to bonnici@unc.edu.)

This session is open to any K-12 teacher, administrator or support staff. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to engage with the incredible and acclaimed Dr. Sonny Kelly and leave with ready-to-go strategies for your classrooms!

This session is funded by the Braitmayer Foundation.

Dec 3, 2020 04:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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