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Poetry Writing


 with Alison McKenna

short description:
A variety of creative writing exercises
long description:
In this six session course, we will explore a variety of poetic forms and prompts to enhance your use of sensory detail, persona, imagery, and line breaks.
level of difficulty:
all welcome
minimum class size:
fee comments:
 session structure





Poetry Writing

live session

A variety of creative writing exercises

6h 0m

total duration: 6h 0m over 1 session(s)
comments: n.a.

discussion forums: 1

languages: English
duration: 6h 0m
fee: 50US$  (500lp)
payment: on satisfaction
delivery method: live online and self-paced

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United States

Alison McKenna

description of :
I am certified in English. I have a Masters in Education and one in English.
Teacher's qualifications:
127 Behrends Avenue; Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 321-0127

Professional Objective: On-line instructor for education, English, or media classes
Rhodes College; Memphis, TN (1987-1991): BA in English.
University of Georgia; Athens, GA (1991-93): Masters in Education
Middlebury College-Bread Loaf School of English; Middlebury, VT (93-99) Masters in English
University of Phoenix?currently pursuing PhD in Curriculum and Instruction

Cambridge Scholarship: Rhodes College, 75% of tuition
Sigma Tau Delta: English Honor Society, Rhodes College
Outstanding Educator Award: Presented by superintendent of Conyers, GA school system

Professional Experience
Salem High School; Conyers, GA (1993-1997): This school is a member of the Coalition of Essential Schools, working with Ted Sizer for school reform. Taught English and sponsored the school paper.

Benjamin Franklin International School: Barcelona, Spain (1997-1998): Taught 9-12th English, sponsored school publication, lead after-school drama program

Juneau Douglas High School: Juneau, AK (1999-current): Teach all grade levels. Currently teaching Literature and Composition Through Film, Advanced American Literature, and Writing for Publication

University of Alaska, Southeast: Juneau, AK (2003-current): Teach a 3-week intensive seminar for the Masters in the Arts of Teaching program.

Juneau Youth Court: Juneau, AK. (2006-2008). Coordinated with district court, school administrators, JYC, Juneau Alcohol and Safety Program, other public agencies, and youth offenders and their families. System of restorative justice for first-time offenders of misdemeanors. Still serve as consultant. Duties included training youth advocates, scheduling hearings, working with the DA and local circuit judges, consulting with families, and ensuring compliance of sentencing.

Other Related Experiences
Juneau Fine Arts Camp: Juneau, AK (Summer of 2007-current): Taught third through sixth graders book making, Shakespeare, poetry writing, and improvisational drama.

Nature Writing/Personal Writing Retreat: Juneau, AK (Summer 2005-2008): Employed by the school district in a partnership with the local university to lead writing workshops for local teachers.

's preferred teaching style:
I am a constructivist who believes that my role is to facilitate and guide learning. I believe in the importance of critical thinking, metacognition, and learning how to learn.

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