Project Description

Poetry: Lyric Investigation Across Disciplines

encourages teachers from all disciplines to investigate the many ways that poetry can be used in classrooms. Participants in this workshop will consider how poetry helps students engage with biology, grammar, math, science texts, and more.  We’ll consider how the imagination in particular helps students excel at a higher order of thinking and encourages them to imagine themselves into new disciplinary understandings and new ideas about themselves. In the words of Rita Dove: “If we’re going to solve the problems of the world, we have to learn how to talk to one another. Poetry is the language at its essence.”

We welcome teachers of all disciplines to explore the serious pleasure that is to be found in analyzing and thinking through poetry’s unique language. As we work with new technologies, parts of speech, mathematical formulas, science texts, and photography and painting, poetry will be the medium through which we build our collective skills of noticing, attention, and analysis. We’ll also explore how to integrate poetry into a variety of classroom materials in ways that shed new light on various discipline specific texts.

Writing and Thinking Workshops
Sunday through Friday, July 9-14

Early-bird fee: $1,350
The early-bird payment deadline is June 1, 2017.

Regular fee (after June 1): $1,500

Early-bird Commuter fee*: $1,050
Regular Commuter fee* (after June 1): $1,200

Registration fees must be paid in full before or at workshop check-in on July 9.

Fees include tuition, materials, a single-occupancy room on the Bard campus, and meals beginning with Sunday dinner and ending with Saturday breakfast.

*Commuter fee includes tuition, materials, and week-day lunches only.

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Cancellation Policy: For cancellations up to a week before the workshop, IWT will refund the full workshop fee, minus the $60 non-refundable deposit required at registration.

No refunds can be given for cancellations made later than a week before the event.