Workshops, Trainings, and Events

The Poetry Game can be played out of the box. In addition, we offer workshops and trainings, where our team comes to your class, faith congregation, event or organization, and facilitate a workshop for a your group that meets your goals. Thanks to our generous supporters and volunteers, we have scholarships that enable us to offer affordable workshops and trainings, and free resources for educators.

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    Upcoming Workshops, Trainings, and Events

    Workshops, Trainings, and Events

    Yiddish Poetry Game Workshop
    Play the Yiddish Poetry Game, have fun, and learn about Yiddish. No Yiddish Required.
    Wednesday, March 29
    Class at Adas Israel, 2850 Quebec St NW, Washington, DC 20008
    Register through the Jewish Study Center
    Open to all

    Workshops, Trainings, and Events

     

    English Poetry Game Workshop Series
    First Friday of Every Month noon to 1 pm
    A welcoming Poetry Game workshop for seniors, staff, volunteers, and friends of Iona.
    Iona Senior Services at the Cathedral in DC
    To join or volunteer at our monthly Iona workshop for seniors, email [email protected]. Date subject to change; please email for details.

    Schedule a Workshops or Trainings for Your Class, Conference or Organization

    The Poetry Game can be played out of the box with the included instructions. In addition, we offer workshops and trainings, where our team comes to your group. We mostly operate in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area, but sometimes travel beyond, and have trainers in other locations as well. For example, we’ve offered workshops in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, the Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin, and Iceland!

    We have offered Poetry Game workshops in the following venues (partial listing): University of Maryland Summer Arabic Institute, Boston University, the Writer’s Center, the Havurah Institute, the Jewish Studies Center, Iona Senior Services, DC Public Schools, and MOMIES after school program.

    We have scholarships to keep our workshops free or affordable.

    Workshops for Classes and Groups. We come to your class, faith congregation, event or organization, and facilitate a workshop for a your group that meets your goals, such as:

    • Students at UMD playing the Arabic Poetry GameA 5th grade English Class Poetry Game workshop aligned with Common Core standards
    •  A Middle school Spanish Club bilingual poetry workshop to reinforce language skills
    •  A writing group at a senior center that wants to build community and maintain intellectual engagement and cognitive function
    •  An interfaith event for Jews and Muslims interested in increasing their interfaith understanding.

     

    Trainings for Teachers and Facilitators: These are “Training the Trainer” or “Educator Professional Development” sessions. In these sessoins, we teach participants  to facilitate Poetry Game workshops to meet their own goals. For example:

    • Professional Development for Grade 4-12 teachers to use the English Poetry Game to reinforce common core standards or reach ELL students. 
    • Training for Language Educators. We will train you to use the English, Spanish, Yiddish, or Arabic Poetry Game to enhance language learning. 
    • Faith Community Training. We will train members of your faith community to use the Poetry Game to build community and make interfaith connections.
    • Training for Poetry Teachers. A toolkit for anyone who teaches poetry to adults, or students grades 4 and up.

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    Past Workshops, Partial Listing

    Yiddish Poetry Game Facilitator’s Training
    Jewish Study Center, Adas Israel, Feb 22, 2017

    Yiddish Poetry Game Workshop
    At the Great Yiddish Writers Festival
    Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Colegio San Bernabe in Parramos, Guatemala
    February, 2017

    Consejo de Lectura ( Guatemalan Reading Association) conference for teachers in Antigua, Guatemala.

    Menomine Reservation Language Immersion Training Program

    University of Maryland Arabic Summer Language Program

    Iona Senior Center

    Havurah Institute

    The Writer’s Center

    Boston University Arts Leadership Class

    Hearst Elementary School

    Ancient World Summer Enrichment Program at Stuart-Hobson Middle School