|Course Number:||EDU 5620 C01|
|Instructors:||Alison Dayton & Marianne Doe|
|Location:||Community College of Vermont, Rutland|
|Dates and Times:||June 24 - 28, 2019. 8:30-4:30 Monday-Thursday. 8:30-4:00 Friday.|
|Credits:||3 graduate credits|
Note: Course payment of $1,250 by check or purchase order, payable to Castleton University, is due at the time of registration. A purchase order number can be entered into the online registration form and the purchase order can be uploaded to the registration form. If paying by check, please mail the check to: Financial & Registration Services, Castleton University, 62 Alumni Drive, Castleton, VT 05753. To help us ensure that your payment is applied to the correct course, PLEASE WRITE “CFS” IN THE CHECK MEMO LINE. Thank you.
Writing and Teaching Creative Nonfiction allows participants to return to the values that drew them to teaching: passion for subject matter and nurturing the growth and development of their students. The course addresses current educational initiatives; however, its ultimate value is providing an outlet for understanding self and life experiences from joy to trauma. To this end, participants will write about their lives using memoir (both prose and poetry) and personal essay. At the end of the five-days, teachers will have a collection of their “stories well-told” and a series of lessons that promote literacy and create a classroom community based on inclusion and resilience. The course is appropriate for all teachers in grades 3-12, including special educators.
Day 1: How Memory Drives Creative Nonfiction
Day 2: How Middle C Leads to Good Writing
Day 3: The Power of Collections
Day 4: Rituals and Recipes
Day 5: Assembling and Presenting Portfolio
Each day is divided into three 1 ½ hour instructional sessions, a working lunch, and a two-hour writing workshop.
Readings are provided by course instructors.
Soldier. June McBride
Educated. Tara Westover
Wilfred Gordon MacDonald Partridge. Mem Fox
Home Place, Crescent Dragonwagon
Selected poems, narratives, essays from Patricia Hampl, Carl Sandburg, Shel Silverstein, Maya Angelou, William Stafford, Jeannette Walls, George Ella Lyon, Billy Collins among others