Tue, Sep 08|
Reaching the Back of the Digital Classroom
Join us for a lunchtime training with Raie Crawford, Program Manager at WITS Houston. Raie will offer a training in best practices for teaching the creative literary arts remotely.
Time & Location
Sep 08, 2020, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
About the Event
Join California Poets in the Schools for our 2nd Tuesday lunchtime meeting. On September 8th from 12-2pm, Raie Crawford, Program Manager from WITS Houston will offer a training in best practices for virtual teaching of the creative literary arts. This workshop is geared towards California Poets in the Schools' Poet-Teachers.
Raie Crawford is a Wiley College Alumna from Houston, Texas. As a two-time Houston VIP Slam Champion and 2017-2018 Houston Performance Poet of the Year. Raie is ranked within the top 20 among the Women of the World Poetry Slam and top 25 within the rankings of the Individual World Poetry Slam. Raie started with Wits in 2018 as a resident writer. A year later, she joined the administrative team as a Program Manager. During her time as a Program Manager Raie works directly with the writer community to offer professional development and culturally responsive text to ensure all students can see a true reflection of themselves in every aspect of creative writing. Also, she leads a new program (WITS Cultural Collaborative) that focuses on the cultural needs of students of color as well as for our writers of color. In 2018 she released her first book “In Between |Space|” which captures the journey and movement of black bodies in today’s society. With the firm understanding of the impact communication has on minority communities, Raie created A Conversation for Colored Girls (AC4CG), a community dedicated to creating a space for minority women to come together and discuss the systemic issues in their communities. This organization has cultivated impactful community conversations at several HBCUs and aims to further reach every HBCU in the US.