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STEAM Poetry Residencies

STEAM Poetry Residencies
The Poetry of Ecosystems: Explore how animal, plants and climates interact to form miniature worlds in perfect balance. Your students will put the eco in ecosystem and the poet in poetry. Condensing the Water Cycle: If you were a body of water, what would you notice? How does the water cycle really work? In this hands-on residency, students write about bodies of water from the point of view of their favorite lake, rivers and streams, They then discover how to translate the water cycle into movement and create concrete poems demonstrating how the water cycle works. The Poetry of Landforms: Discover how landforms can make poetry of the landscape through rich metaphors and word choices that deepen student understanding of science and social studies. STEAM Poetry Residencies can be adapted to meet the Common Core and Essential Standards for any grade level. One- and two-day STEAM Poetry Workshops are also available for teachers or students.

Artist Background

Mimi Herman transforms lives.She has taught over 25,000 students and teachers to fall in love with writing. Mimi provides what every writer needs: a gentle tug in the right direction, active listening and consultation, a good dose of writing technique, and the belief that they can do wonderful things. Mimi is the director of the United Arts Council Arts Integration Institute and offers writing retreats in Italy and France. In addition to teaching creative writing, she offers hands-on workshops and institutes for teachers, administrators, parents and teaching artists. Mimi is an associate editor for Teaching Artist Journal and has participated in the Kennedy Center Seminar, Artists as Educators: Planning Effective Workshops for Teachers.

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