Spring 2015 Classes

New classes ready for you! All these classes also count toward the requirements for the new Transformative Language Arts certification.IMG_0864

Changing the World With Words: TLA Foundations  with writer, TLA founder, and educator Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, and writer and workshop facilitator Joanna Tebbs Young. Six weeks: Oct. May 18- June 28.

This thorough introduction to all things TLA encompasses the personal and the global, the contemporary and the historic, and how TLA can be practiced through writing, storytelling, performance, song, and collaborative, expressive and integrated arts. Each Joannaheadshotsmall2week includes short readings, a lively discussion, and invigorating writing prompts to help you articulate more of your own TLA callings. Participants should plan on spending 3-5 hours on class assignments each week. We will also have two 40-minute conference calls (time to be determined in concert with everyone’s schedules), at the beginning and end of the class, to get to know one another and discuss questions and topics voice-to-voice. This class is also required for TLA Foundations Certification. Click here for more information.

photo (13)Selfies: Exploring the Self & Body Through Photography & Writing with educator, activist, and performance artist Angie River. Four weeks: April 6 – April 27.

In this age of social media people often have their phones out snapping photos of themselves and documenting their daily lives through pictures. How often, though, do we stop to really look at these digital narratives and explore what they mean to us? This course uses a series of paired photography “selfie” photo (6)and writing prompts to explore our identities and bodies. We will investigate the ways we view ourselves, and how we present ourselves to others. There will be ‘homework’ of selfies and writing for participants to complete during weeks one, two and three. Participants will have the opportunity to share this work with other participants if they so choose!

Want to teach for the TLA Network? We welcome proposals for online classes that are 1 week to 6 weeks long. All teachers are required to be TLA Network members. Please contact Teri at for further information.