Playing with Poetry
In this interactive and hands-on hour, teachers will come away with numerous methods to bring playful poetry into their English Language Arts curriculum. Geared for the elementary classroom, this session encourages and exposes the power and passion that poetry possesses. Participants will read, write and share a vast array of poems guaranteed to promote a love of words and wordplay. This is important since merely whispering "poetry" frightens almost everyone away.
June 10, 2013
Audience : Elementary ELA Teachers
Presenter Melanie Stonebanks has been part of the education community for the past 20 years. She has enjoyed her roles as elementary teacher, sessional lecturer at McGill University, consultant and team member at MELS in English Language Arts and pedagogical consultant at LEARN.
Visual Journals with the Journal Fodder Junkies
The Journal Fodder Junkies will discuss their new book, Journal Fodder 365: Daily Doses of Inspiration for the Art Addict and guide participants through a hands-on mixed media demonstration. Activities will utilize writing, image transfers and page manipulations in the visual journal. Have your journal and favorite art making supplies on hand and join in on the experience.
November 21, 2012
Audience : Teachers: Elementary to Secondary (ELA & Visual Arts)
Presenters David R. Modler and Eric M. Scott are the Journal Fodder Junkies. This dynamic duo are artists, educators, authors, and internationally recognized experts on the visual journal. They have presented at state, national, and international conferences and conventions, and they have provided workshops at artist retreats and other venues across North America.