Teacher Professional Development: Using the Poetic Toolkit

“As I sit on the

station road bridge

an ancient skeleton

but reinforced,

I look down

and see bubbles

and birds chirping

and branches swishing in the wind.”

—4th Grade Student, participating in a session with the Wick Poetry Center

The Conservancy is excited to partner with the Wick Poetry Center on a teacher professional development opportunity using the Poetic Toolkit. This invites teachers, writers, and community members to consider the stories of the first people in the valley, imagine the shaping of this place in geologic time, and reflect on the human history of the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Register for one of the dates below:

These online activities blend the social-emotional experience of self-expression and sharing with the content of science and history. Charles Malone, Outreach Coordinator with Wick, will model the lessons and take your questions—helping you to learn how to use them with your students. We are pleased to be able to offer these sessions FREE of charge, however, advance registration is required, and space is limited.

We’re excited about the endless possibilities of this interdisciplinary approach! Shares a recent adult participant, “This was a fantastic session…full of wonderful ways to connect people to parks through heart and soul.”