Session 1: When I Opened The Door of Feelings: A Spoken Word Poetry Professional Development for Teachers 

9AM – 12PM
Presenter: Regie Cabico

We will share our glimmers, the things that calm and delight us, to create performance poetry. We will create two-word poems and use adjectives and concrete nouns as the building blocks. In addition to words, we will find poetry in our bodies through movement and will address vocal phrasing and physical gestures to create a brave space where students can share their work. Open to educators from pre-K to high school.


Session 2: Differentiating Learning Through the Arts

1PM – 4PM
Presenter: Sherry Norfolk

The performing arts provide flexible differentiation strategies to help teachers easily adapt to diverse learning needs in self-contained and inclusive classrooms. This workshop explores strategies and scaffolded experiences that support students functioning at the pre-K through eighth grade levels in achieving their learning goals.




Course includes a Professional Development Certificate (up to 6 credit hours), printed materials, catered breakfast and lunch if attending both sessions.