Bringing Poetry to Life in your Classroom

Professional Development Credits Available

Location: Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts

Registration Closes 7 Days Prior

8:30 – 9 am  Welcome

9 am – 10 am Warm Up with NJPOL Tips and Tricks

10:00 am -12:30 pm Engaging Your Classroom in the Performance of Poetry, Lamont Dixon, NJPOL Teaching Artist

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Lamont Dixon

Lamont Dixon, New Jersey Poetry Out Loud Teaching Artist, aka Napalm Da Bomb has been a prominent presence on the music/poetry scene for many years, one who often mentors young artists. As a performance poet/teaching artist, Lamont demonstrates what he describes as “vibepoetics” – an eclectic mixing of multiple artistic genres to provide dramatic language arts education. Lamont’s poetry has been published in many magazines, his latest book of poetry is Come Ride My Poems and he also appears on various jazz CDs.

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Bringing Poetry to Life in the Classroom

Looking for more ways for your students to connect to poetry? The New Jersey Poetry Out Loud Program has lesson plans, tips and tricks for engaging students, and great classroom resources.  Learn how bringing a teaching artist into your classroom can enhance your classes.