Poetry Out Loud Teacher Training Workshop Nov. 16

2019 Poetry Out Loud State Champion, Kendall Grimes

From Meredith Callis, POL Tennessee State Coordinator –

All high school educators, including English, Speech, Drama and Theatre Arts teachers are invited to attend a collaborative workshop that will provide you with tools you need to bring Poetry Out Loud to YOUR school. You will receive a $30 stipend for attending, along with the opportunity to earn 1 CEU credit.*

Join us November 16th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the TN Arts Commission, 401 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. Nashville, TN 37243 to learn how Poetry Out Loud can be used to help your students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary history through the recitation of classical and contemporary poetry.

Poetry Out Loud is a national program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the country. Poetry Out Loud is aligned with NCTE standards and uses a pyramid structure that starts at the classroom level. Winners advance to the statewide competition at the Tennessee State Museum (scholarships available), and ultimately to an all-expenses-paid-trip to Washington, DC for the National Finals.

Workshop Overview
• Three 30-minute sessions led by experienced English, Drama, and Poetry professionals
• An opportunity to collaborate with experienced educators and colleagues to develop POL program ideas for your school
Free POL resources and lesson plans!

*Upon completion of the POL Training Workshop, participants will be mailed a $30 stipend. By conducting the program in your school and attending the TN State Finals with your school finalist, you will be eligible to receive 1 CEU for your participation.

Click here to register


Interested in holding a POL competition at your school, but can’t make it to the workshop?
Visit the TN Arts Education website to learn more about the program, sign your school up for the competition, and register to receive free materials by mail.