Poetry in America for Teachers: The City From Whitman to Hip Hop

May 16, 2017
Poetry in America

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Sarah Leibel, HTF's Master Teacher in Residence in English Language Arts, was featured in several videos created for Harvard University's first online course designed for teachers: Poetry in America for Teachers: The City from Whitman to Hip HopThis is a major initiative to improve educational outcomes by helping classroom teachers and their students to read powerful and challenging works with confidence-- and with enjoyment. Aimed at raising levels of literacy everywhere, this course is designed to stimulate individuals but also to empower communities of learners.

Check out Sarah's videos, and the other Poetry in America videos, at the links below:

1) "The New Colossus" Reading

2) Making Observations at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

3) Understanding Structure and Form at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

This online course offered in partnership with Harvard's Graduate School of Education and Harvard's Extension School currently has over 100 teachers enrolled from across the country and around the world-- and we are gearing up for even bigger cohorts this summer and in years to come.


Registration for the summer course is open, and we'd love to reach as many K-12 teachers (and their students) as possible, while also alerting those with means to do good in the world of our work.