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Save your seat!  Register today!!!   Power of Teaching Symposium 
hosted by

2021 Oklahoma Writing Project's Summer Institute



June 25, 2021

8:30am to 12:00pm


Jeannie Rainbolt College of Education

Collings Hall

820 Van Vleet Oval 

Norman OK 73072



No Cost for this event

(Free Parking) 


Come and Learn what the future holds for Oklahoma schools.

Discover how Oklahoma Writing Project can help you meet your needs as you implement Oklahoma Academic Standards in your classroom.

Hands-on activities and engaging sessions will be offered.

Featured Keynote:  Najah Amatullah Hylton
Najah-Amatullah Hylton

Author Najah-Amatullah Hylton’s “day job” is teaching English in Oklahoma City Public Schools. Her goal is to encourage kids to let their creativity work for them instead of get them in trouble. She has written for several news and magazine publications– The Loop Magazine, OKC.net, and VANE Magazine among them. She wrote creative reviews for a restaurant and entertainment venue, Urban Roots, that seemed like a second home while it was open. She blogged for Soul Medicine, a collective of friends, and for a website, KAE, most recently.  She has maintained her own blog at various Internet addresses since junior high school.

Hylton performed in poetry slams for many years, and in 2012 she renewed her adventures on stage, performing at Oklahoma City’s Natural Hair Meetup Day; opened for rapper Jabee at the Norman Music Festival; and in her first solo show that summer at Urban Roots in a performance called “The Risk to Bloom.” Her first poetry book went on sale in March 2014, carrying the same title.

In 2015, Najah wrote the poem “Black Future” for her friend, hip hop artist Jabee, who turned the poem into an album: “In the Black Future There’s a Place So Dangerously Absurd.” The outtakes, or B sides, of that album were titled “Juneteenth” and released on that day in 2016.  The official album released in August of the same year.
Currently, Najah is working on a second book of poems, some social media- and poetry-enhanced secondary curriculum, and her video podcast “The Truly Beautiful and Inspired Teacher.”  She is attempting to find and maintain the wonder and the transcendence of the language arts in a changing America that doesn’t seem to value its teachers.  She is also seeking to bridge the gap between teachers and students and the community.  She believes education efforts should be collaborative to attain the most lasting achievements.


Special Guests:

Jason Stephenson: State Department of Education Director of Secondary ELA

Deb Wade:  State Department of Education Director of Elementary ELA 

Please register at link below.

More information will be emailed closer to event.


Power of Teaching Symposium June 25, 2021


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Power of Teaching Symposium June 25, 2021

Power of Teaching Symposium June 25, 2021 8:30am to 12:00pm Jeannie Rainbolt College of Education Collings Hall...





If you have questions please contact:  

Patty Duett  [log in to unmask]   
Sandi Hebert  [log in to unmask]

Audra Plummer  M. Ed.Co-Director of InserviceOklahoma Writing ProjectUniversity of OklahomaJeannine Rainbolt College of Education338 Cate Center Drive, Room 190Norman, Oklahoma 73019Phone: 405-310-8966
OKWP Office Phone: 405-325-2873FAX: 405-325-7841http://okwp.org 

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