last week, i visited a networking group of teachers who work with gifted students across our region. colleen lennett of the berks county intermediate unit coordinated the event. she serves as the program administrator of the office of professional development and curriculum for the BCIU.
while at the BCIU, i walked these teachers through my animal poems workshop which i normally teach to children at elementary schools and parks. but fortunately for living meaning we all develop our own stories, experiences, and memories, and since our earth has a good amount of animals left on it, these lessons can be adapted and used with anyone at any age or grade level.
below, you can see scenes from the meeting and some poems which teachers wrote during the end of our time together. and several of the teachers braved up to read their poems across the expanse of the board room before leaving for the day. colleen lennett kindly contributed with some of the photography.