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NH Arts Model Competencies Workshops Offered in Concord, Gorham

The New Hampshire Arts Learning Network is pleased to present two sessions of NH Arts Model Competencies in Action. These professional-development workshops, facilitated by Marcia McCaffrey, Arts Consultant at NH DOE, will focus on how competency-based models are informing teaching and learning in New Hampshire. In addition, participants will be provided with information on the intersection of arts learning and Universal Design for Learning.


Prior to the session, participants will submit their own school-based competency resources to Marcia.  These classroom-based materials will serve as primary sources for discussion and learning during the workshop. 

Learn more and reserve your spot for Concord on Thursday, May 5th or Gorham on Thursday, May 19th today.

NH’s 2016 Poetry Out Loud Champion Named

Danielle Corbett (left) from Jesse Remington High School in Candia is the winner of New Hampshire’s 2016 Poetry Out Loud High School Championship, which took place at the State House’s Representatives Hall on March 21. Alexia Gorton (right) from Goffstown High School was selected as alternate champion. Virginia Prescott (center) from NH Public Radio was the emcee.

As state champion, Corbett receives $200 and travel expenses to compete at the national championship in Washington, D.C., accompanied by an adult chaperone. Her high school receives a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. Gorton will receive $100, with $200 for her school library.

State champions from around the U.S. will gather to recite their selected poems at the national Poetry Out Loud competition on May 2 – 4, 2016, where a total of $50,000 in awards and scholarships will be presented.

Should Corbett be unable to attend, Gorton will represent New Hampshire at the event.

Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation competition for high school students. The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with state arts agencies on Poetry Out Loud for the past 11 years.



The 2016 Poetry Out Loud Finalists that competed at the State House on March 21st.
Photo Credit: Allegra Boverman

For more information on Poetry Out Loud, the NH high schools involved with Poetry Out Loud and the high school calendar of competitions taking place in February visit our webpage.   To learn more enjoy this inspiring national Poetry Out Loud video.
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