We will explore how the challenges of online teaching can create new opportunities for learning and creative expression. We’ll play with writing, using new prompts and activities, cool apps and Zoom platform features. You’ll find meaningful ways to connect with your students, build community, and write creatively and collaboratively with your learners online. Participants will leave with resources, handouts, inspiration, and (hopefully) smiles on their faces.
Presenter: Cynthia Larsen is Lake Erie Ink’s co-founder and Education Director. She holds a BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing from Stanford University and an ELA teaching credential from San Francisco State University. Ms. Larsen taught in Jersey City, NJ; Oakland, CA; and Cleveland before attending graduate school at the University of Arizona, where she received her MFA in creative writing. Ms. Larsen has collaborated with teachers on project-based creative writing for over 15 years, combining her training in education with her passion for writing. At Lake Erie Ink, Ms. Larsen develops and implements creative writing curriculum that supports and meets the educational state standards for English and Language Arts.