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Pacific Poetry

This course will provide teachers with frameworks, strategies, and techniques that are aimed at cultivating student voice, teacher collaboration and arts integration through the exploration of spoken word poetry and literary arts practices of Maui, the Pacific and the world. Teachers in this PD will complete 24 hours of learning through attending three, four hour synchronous online sessions and completing 12 hours of asynchronous work on various related topics connected by this theme and grounded in HIDOE-led Nā lonniu.

The three sessions will incorporate the following themes:

 Youth Poet Laureates, Spoken Word and the Culturally Relevant Classroom

 Pacific Poetry for All Ages - Exploring Spoken Word Poetry for all levels

Past Present and Futures of Pacific Poetry in Maui and Beyond 

Event Dates

Jan 22, 2022 9am-12pm

Jan 29, 2022 9am-12pm

Feb 5,  2022  9am-12pm

April 1, 2022

Portfolio Due Date

Registration Closed January 21, 2022


Travis Kaululaau. Thompson, Ittai Wong, Lyz Soto & Camea Davis, PhD.

PDE3 Information

If you intend on taking this course for PDE3 Credits please also register directly through the PDE3 Website.

Cross Currents: Pacific Poetry, Culturally Relevant Literacy & Arts Integration in K-12 Classrooms

Section #: 307464

Course #: ME186264

Mahalo to:

This program is made possible in part by funding from Hawaiʻi Council of the Humanities through the Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act.

Disclaimer Language

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this (article, book, exhibition, film, program, database, report, Web resource), do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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