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Saturday, May 15 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
TEACHER TRACK: Poets Teaching Poetry in the Virtual Classroom

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Three poets and experts in the field give their insights on teaching and using poetry to navigate transitions in an unprecedented digital, hybrid, and in-person landscape. Sharing their combined 30 years of experience, a high school humanities teacher, lower school English teacher, and instructional designer will share lesson plan tips and tricks and lead a sample activity for other educators, hopeful educators, and lovers of poetry and pedagogy.

The Teacher Track is a special series of four sessions specifically targeting teachers and poet-educators interested in learning more about poetry pedagogy. These sessions will serve as the first part of Mass Poetry’s annual teacher training programming. To participate in the Teacher Track, Festival ticket holders must attend all four sessions. Participation accrues four hours towards PDPs by the MA Department of Education or a Mass Poetry certificate—the remaining six hours of training required to award PDPs or certificates will be offered this summer at a mutually agreed-upon time.

Link to recording:  https://salemstate.zoom.us/rec/share/fhsRmCAHmJoERdNASKuNf6Nt9KGpWgm6OgT8fg9nnrr14n2AhAcXH5LVIdvg.uaCumEFte3xkzfz0

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Olivia Lawrance

A lifelong educator, Olivia currently teaches and resides in seacoast New Hampshire. Her publications include The Green Mountains Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Ethel, and others.
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Becca Van Horn

Becca Van Horn received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of New Hampshire, where she was an instructor. She has been published in The Atticus Review, Flash Fiction Funny, Outlook Springs, and Quarterly West, among others, and is the nonfiction editor of Outlook Springs... Read More →
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John McDonough

McDonough teaches humanities at Great Bay Charter School in Exeter, New Hampshire. His publication history includes Green Mountains Review, Stone Boat, and North Dakota Quarterly. Through his work for the Daily Bugle, he worked diligently and with a singular focus in order to acquire... Read More →

Saturday May 15, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT