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Continuing Education

Inner and Outer Worlds: Developing Community through Art and Writing

Date: 5:00pm - 8:00pm PST September 26, 2012 PDT Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus

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This workshop is a community-building art activity, in which participants share parts of their inner and outer worlds, using the medium of a self-portrait. This low-risk art activity incorporates personal symbols, provides a springboard for writing an “Inside/Outside” poem, and creates a forum for giving positive feedback to each other. The end results are an enhanced appreciation of each other and a stronger sense of community.

Credit option: This workshop is part of the “Rethinking Schools Series”. Each workshop in the Rethinking Schools Series can be taken individually or in sequence, with the option to purchase 1 semester hour of continuing education credit after completing all 5 in the series. Registration for credit will occur at the last workshop in this series.

Instructor: Ann Truax, M.A.T.

About the Instructor

Ann Truax, M.A.T. ‘00 is a semi-retired teacher from Portland Public Schools, where she taught English as a Second Language at the elementary through high school levels for 18 years. Prior to that, she taught ESL at Portland Community College for 8 years, and, in another life time,  taught high school and middle school English in New York and Wyoming.  Most recently, Ann has worked as a Literacy Coach at Jefferson High School and facilitated professional development and curriculum camps at various schools through the Oregon Writing Project. 

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