26 October Ohio Poetry Out Loud Registration Now Open October 26, 2017 Arts Ed, Educators, For Educators, For the Public, Poetry Out Loud National Endowment for the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud 0 Registration is now open for 2017-18 Ohio Poetry Out Loud (POL). Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is administered in partnership with the State Arts Agencies of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. POL encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary heritage and contemporary life. Teachers, librarians, or administrators register their high schools each year with the Ohio Arts Council and organize contests with one class, several classes, or a whole school. Contests, workshops, and multi-media program materials, including curricula, are free. Poetry Out Loud is aligned with Common Core and National Council of Teachers of English NCTE standards. Registration closes on December 1, 2017 at 11:30 p.m. Register your school at: http://oac.ohio.gov/Programs/Poetry-Out-Loud/Register More information about Ohio Poetry Out Loud can be found here. Comments are closed.