Thursday, 17 January 2019 at 5:00 pm – Thursday, 17 January 2019 at 8:00 pm

Poetry in the Multilingual Classroom

Date: Thursday 17th January

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Manchester Met Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamond Street West, M15 6BH

Tickets: Free - Available here: 

CPD for teachers, librarians and Senior Management Teams

Thursday 17th January 2019 5–8pm

Join us to explore how poetry can be used in schools, as stimulus and as a creative output, to foster inter-cultural understanding and to facilitate greater creativity both in and outside the curriculum.

Keynote presentations (5-6.30pm) will showcase successful poetry project models and panel discussion with teachers, pupils and parents will explore challenges faced in schools.
Via themed CPD sessions (6.30-7.30pm) on reading, writing and performing poetry in the multi-lingual classroom, participants will leave with concrete ideas, skills and resources.
The event will close with sharing of ideas at a plenary and an opportunity for additional networking. (7.30-8.30)
The ideas discussed will be of interest to teachers and librarians at all stages of their careers, from those just starting out to those in senior management positions. Discussion, ideas and resources will be relevant to those teaching all Key Stages and from other subjects than just English.

Multiple attendees from the same institution are very welcome.

All sessions will send participants away with ideas for running sessions or projects in their schools. We recommend that people attending from the same school should try to attend different sessions, so they can share ideas after the event.

Upon signing up, we will ask for your choice of sessions. We will try to give everyone their first choice but, if sessions become full, you will be allocated your second choice.

The following CPD sessions will be available:

Reading poetry in a multilingual classroom / Translation for all. A session designed to explore ways into poetry that will build confidence in sharing poetry in the classroom from children with all levels of language.
Finding poetry in the classroom. Poet Mandy Coe has been working in schools for many years and can find poetry anywhere. This inspirational session will provide ideas and resources that will help educators to draw poetry out of children and from themselves.
Poetry in performance. Poet Shirley May, founder of Young Identity, a spoken word collective, has years of experience, taking poetry off the page and celebrating young writers. In this session, Shirley will share ideas and techniques for doing just this.
The Manchester Mushaira:food poetry. Food, like poetry, provides common ground for people from all cultures and backgrounds. Poet Anjum Malik will explain what a mushaira is, how you can run one in your school and share ideas for writing food poetry.
Science and Poetry: both universal languages. Poet and Scientist Sam Illingworth has been using poetry to explore scientific concepts for a number of years. Research shows just how effective this approach can be. Sam will share ideas he has used successfully and send you away inspired to do the same.

For more information, please contact:

Kaye Tew ·

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