April is poetry month. Can poetry survive in the 21st century?
I have pasted a paragraph, and provided the link below from a post by a former humanities teacher turned technology integration specialist. There are many great resources in the link, but I wanted to point out the collaborative project she highlights and how it aligns with what we do at PIA.
On the teacher training side, we’ll be holding our 17th annual week long, 3-credit summer institute, now the Joan Oates Institute, June 27-July 1. This institute is designed to give all educators the skills to use the arts in their classrooms through experiential workshops, field trips and great food. Our Awards letter of intent deadline for the 2012-2013 school year will be in December.
The model is: Attend the Joan Oates Institute (JOI [joy]) with a team from your school, then take the knowledge you’ve gained and design a project like the one below. Successful proposals incorporate teacher training, visiting artists and collaboration among a variety of your school’s classroom, art/music, or technology teachers.
This project stems from the vision of middle school teacher Natalie Bernasconi, who explains the steps: "Start with the support of the Central California Writing Project, then mix together a group of middle and high school teachers and students, add one very cool journalist / slam poet guest speaker and the Salinas Public Library to meet in, and you've got Teen Salinas Speaks."
We’ll be covering most of the cool stuff she discusses at this year’s JOI in our Art and New Media workshops. Using Voicethread, Phoetry projects and many more.