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Connecting Communities through Our Languages, Cultures, and Stories

Forty-two Years of Educational Excellence for English Learners & Biliteracy for All

March 29 - April 1, 2017

Anaheim Marriott and Hilton Hotels
Anaheim, California 

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Wednesday, March 29 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Spoken Word for Healing, Growth, and Transformation

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This presentation will explore spoken word poetry in the classroom as a means for self-reflection, self-healing, and self-expression. Attendees will hear student poets perform their poetry and share their processes of writing and speaking through spoken word. Emphasis on the bilingual and bicultural student experience will be presented. Attendees will engage in writing and sharing exercises, and collectively reflect on the potential for transformation within their own learning communities. Special attention will be placed on how students can continually be empowered to share and speak their stories and truths.

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avatar for Joanna Liu

Joanna Liu

Teacher, Anaheim Union High SD
Learner, adventurer, story-teller Ph.D. in Education Student, Culture & Curriculum Studies, Chapman University 9th Grade English Teacher (Former ELD teacher) Oral Expressions Teacher, Spoken Word Poetry Slam Coach BSU adviser Promoting love and positive hope, with critical thinking... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm PDT
Hilton Room: Catalina 7