After teaching successful workshops for over a decade to elementary, middle and high school students, The Poetry Project Institute was created. The institute is a series of professional development workshops designed to train teachers how to effectively use poetry and the art of spoken word to engage students in the areas of:
• Literacy
• Service Learning
• Character Development
• And More

Over the course of the institute teachers will be taken through various exercises and activities as well as provided with tools to assist them in getting their students to grasp new concepts and see poetry and literacy from a new point of view. Teachers will learn how this art form can be used for positive change in their classrooms and communities to address problems, formulate solutions, battle peer pressure and expand the message of tolerance of diversity.


Workshops Include:
• Poetry 101
• Words As Weapons For Positive Change
• Changing The World One Poem At A Time
• Transformers: Poets in Disguise

**Perfect for Professional Development
**Great way to spark creativity for teachers