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Preparing for distance learning in the coming school year? Our virtual workshop will help you create lessons to teach poetry and translation online.

August 11, 12, and 13 (three sessions) | 9:00 am-10:30 am (Pacific time) | $45

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  • Poetry Inside Out students in an classroom

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    As California’s—and the nation’s—population becomes more diverse, it’s vital that teaching materials reflect and honor that diversity. In San Francisco, where more than?112 languages are spoken, at least a quarter of students speak English as a second language. In Oakland, almost half of students speak a language other than English at home.

    Poetry Inside Out empowers students by drawing on the cultural and linguistic experiences they bring with them to school every day. By translating poems collaboratively, students build a natural appreciation for one another’s skills and backgrounds—and student translations reveal profound responses to language, society, and personal experiences.


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    —6th grade Language Arts teacher, Oakland, California

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    The Center for the Art of Translation is dedicated to creating a community of Poetry Inside Out practitioners. This work would not be possible without the contributions of teachers, administrators, and other representatives from the Oakland Unified School District; San Francisco Unified School District; Bay Area Writing Project in collaboration with the University of California Berkeley School of Education; Clark University and Worcester Public Schools (Worcester, MA); St. Louis Poetry Center (St. Louis, MO); and the Philadelphia Writing Project in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.


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    – 6th Grade Poetry Inside Out Participant

    “When I translate a poem I look for what the author is trying to tell us, but you have to figure it out. You need to look at all the words and what they mean. It’s like a riddle.”

    – 4th Grade Poetry Inside Out Participant