In-Services for Educators

Teacher In-Service Programs
Using the same energy and ingenuity we put into our performances, Poetry Alive!’s In-Service programs for language arts educators are designed to accomplish two main goals. First of all, we provide hands-on, ready-to-use classroom activities--no special stage, lighting, costumes, or theatrical experience needed. Secondly, we introduce teachers to a methodology which will energize your school’s entire language arts curriculum. Poetry Alive! is more than a show or a collection of classroom exercises; Poetry Alive! is a fresh and educationally proven way to think about poetry.

General In-Service Highlights
Each In-Service day will vary according to grade level and other special needs. As a rule, the in-service will begin with a Poetry Alive! show. Note: in order to fully understand the Poetry Alive! method teachers must experience a performance themselves. This is a "hands-on" workshop.

Poetry Alive! In-services for Educators


All In-Services are conducted by one of Poetry Alive!’s senior staff members.

Rodney Bowling - click to send email

Rodney Bowling
BA, MA from the University of Memphis. Rodney has been with Poetry Alive! since 1990. He has performed, conducted workshops, and represented Poetry Alive! at educational conventions throughout the U.S. and abroad. Rodney also edits Poetry Alive! publications. Prior to coming to Poetry Alive!, he taught extensively in both adult Continuing Education and at the college level.

Bob Falls - click to send email

Bob Falls
Bob is founder of Poetry Alive! and originator of the in-service program. He holds both a BS and an MA in History from Virginia Tech at Blacksburg. He has performed and conducted workshops since 1984, and has taught at both the high school and college levels.

Wendi Loomis - click to send email

Wendi Loomis
BA in Acting, Playwriting, and Musical Theatre from Western Washington University. Wendi is an educator, poet, actor, and musician, who has presented performances and workshops across the country. She taught performance and writing workshops in Seattle before joining Poetry Alive! in 1997.

Complete résumés and references are available upon request.

Callback Request Form
Due to scheduling complexities, we can only arrange for In-Service programs over the phone. Fill out this form requesting a callback (including when is best to reach you) or call us at 800-476-8172.






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