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Education | In-School Residencies | Grades 9—12

Word.Sound.Power in the Classroom

 
Grades 9—12
 
 

Oct 18, 2021—Jun 17 2022

Inspire self-expression and build literacy with this spoken word program, created exclusively for high school students and led by professional poets

Please contact Mikal Lee at mlee@bam.org to enroll in this program.

 
 
 
 
 
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Word.Sound.Power. in the Classroom

Celebrate teen voices through poetry in this virtual program, developed specifically for Brooklyn high schools and led by professional spoken word artists. Students strengthen their literacy and presentation skills through workshops in creative writing, poetry analysis, and performance.

Program comprises a full-residency of 13 workshops or a mini-residency of 5 workshops inclusive of in-class instruction and a reflection, each 45 minutes long.

Word.Sound.Power in the Virtual Classroom Special Needs

Students with special needs share their voices and build literacy through this modified version of Word. Sound. Power in the Virtual Classroom that is developmentally appropriate and responsive to each student’s abilities. Under the mentorship of teaching artists—professionals in the world of spoken word with experience teaching diverse populations—they take part in hands-on workshops focused on creative writing, poetry analysis, and individual performance, culminating in a final presentation where they perform their original works. Apply for a Word. Sound. Power in the Virtual Classroom Special Needs Residency.

Program comprises a full-residency of 14 workshops or a mini-residency inclusive of asynchronous virtual instruction and a reflection, each 45 minutes-1 hour long.

(Mini-residencies are available if schools prefer a shorter number of workshops)


Major support for literacy programs provided by The Emily Davie & Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation

 
Word Sound Power Anthology
 
Word. Sound. Power. in the Classroom Anthology

Word. Sound. Power. in the Classroom is BAM’s in-school poetry residency for high school students. Each year students explore the art of poetry and spoken word through a chosen theme inspired by history and current events. Over the course of 12 sessions, these young poets found inspiration and cultivated their own love for the written and spoken word. This anthology reflects that sense of discovery and serves as a culminating document of the students’ participation in the class.

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