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Friday, October 18 • 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Complicating the Canon with #TeachLiving Poets and Weekly Writing/ Sacred Spaces for Poetry in the Classroom

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In this session, educators will explore contemporary poems with a focus on #teachlivingpoets using common strategies: annotation method, sentence summary, response, analysis, and remix, but with living poets that are accessible online. Educators will gain insight to living poets, poems, and successful lessons from high school classrooms across the country. / Inspired by the work of Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, Tom Romano, and Georgia Heard, Andy creates spaces for creative writing in his classroom. Authentic audiences and publishing opportunities reignite a love for writing many students feared they have lost. Experience this writing space as we read, write, and share together.

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Carrie Mattern

ELA 9 & 12, Carman-Ainsworth high school
Carrie Mattern is an anti-racist teacher recently named a CHOOSE Fellow by the NEA who has taught English in the "thumb" of Michigan, as well as in Saginaw and for the last thirteen years, Flint. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Saginaw Valley State University and is two classes... Read More →
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Andy Schoenborn

Teacher, Mount Pleasant Public Schools
Andy Schoenborn is a high school English teacher and award-winning author at Mt. Pleasant Public Schools in Michigan. He focuses his work on facilitating promising writing practices, encouraging teacher-writers, and professional development. As an advocate for teaching, he welcomes... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 103AB