Mimi Herman transforms lives.
As a Kennedy Center teaching artist, the 2017 Piedmont Laureate in Poetry, director of the United Arts Council Arts Integration Institute and a A+ Fellow, she has taught over 25,000 students and teachers to fall in love with writing and gain confidence in their ability
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Writing Across the Curriculum-Workshops & Residencies
Workshops and residencies are available for students and teachers, and can range from 2 hours to 5 days, depending on the needs of the school.
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Mimi Herman’s workshops and residencies can be adapted to any setting.
Student Workshops, Daily Rate:
$475 for up to 2 classes
$125 for each additional class
(4 classes per day maximum)
$3500 for 5 days, 4 classes per day
Discount available for Title I schools
Professional Development Workshops:
$500 for 2-hour workshop
$125 for each additional hour
Fees include all teaching materials and travel.
Ask about block booking rates if you would like to partner with another school.
CCR Anchor Standard W.2 – Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. CCR Anchor Standard W.3 – Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. CCR Anchor Standard SL.1 – Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. CCR Anchor Standard SL.4 – Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Other curriculum standards are specific to each workshop and residency, and may include some or all of the following: Dance CP.1 Use choreographic principles, structures, and processes to create dances that communicate ideas, experiences, feelings, and images. CP.2 Understand how to use performance values (kinesthetic awareness, concentration, focus, and etiquette) to enhance dance performance. DM.1 Understand how to use movement skills in dance. C.1 Understand cultural, historical, and interdisciplinary connections with dance. Science 3.E.2.1 Compare Earth’s saltwater and freshwater features (including oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and glaciers). 5.P.2.1 Explain how the sun’s energy impacts the processes of the water cycle (including evaporation, transpiration, condensation, precipitation and runoff). Social Studies 1.G.1.1 Use geographic tools to identify characteristics of various landforms and bodies of water. 5.G.1 Understand how human activity has and continues to shape the United States. 8.H.3 Understand the factors that contribute to change and continuity in North Carolina and the United States. 8.C.1 Understand how different cultures influenced North Carolina and the United States. AH2.H.1 Apply the four interconnected dimensions of historical thinking to the American History Essential Standards in order to understand the creation and development of the United States over time. Theatre Arts C.1 Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings. C.2 Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings. Visual Arts V.1 Use the language of visual arts to communicate effectively. V.2 Apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression. V.3 Create art using a variety of tools, media, and processes, safely and appropriately. CX.2 Understand the interdisciplinary connections and life applications of the visual arts.
Jaki Shelton Green
North Carolina Poet Laureate
Wake County Public Schools Magnet Coordinator
Community Collaborations Manager
Penland School of Crafts
2016 Piedmont Laureate and Author of the Casey Jones mystery series
Upper Elementary School Teacher
Sterling Montessori School
Vice-President for Education and Community Programs
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
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If a program cannot be rescheduled, a 50% cancellation fee is required.