Teaching Vonnegut

You’ll earn professional development credit! Librarians can earn LEUs.

Teaching Vonnegut will take place in Indianapolis on July 12-14, 2017

Teachers, we know that getting your students to engage with reading can be a challenge. But when we introduce them to Vonnegut, something magical happens. Students are laughing; they’re discussing; they’re thinking deeply and grappling with every complex facet of what it means to be human.

- Applications for the 2017 Teaching Vonnegut workshop in Indianapolis, Indiana from July 12-14 will open in January 2017. This is FREE to all teachers and you’ll earn professional development credits for each hour you attend.

At the 2016 Teaching Vonnegut workshop, teachers (middle school, high school, and college teachers of various studies) heard from Vonnegut scholars on ways to introduce one of our nation’s best authors to young people.  The goal of this program is to give teachers information they need to effectively share Vonnegut’s work with students. Vonnegut’s writing is relevant to social issues today – environmentalism, militarism, human rights, censorship, religion’s place in civic life – and students will find his humor and insights into the human condition fascinating and challenging.

Confirmed attendees may attend on full scholarship. However, if you (&/or your school) are able to make a tax-deductible contribution of $100, $250, or even $560 (the actual cost per participant), you may do so on our secure online donation portal. Every bit of financial assistance helps us continue to offer these educational opportunities.

To look through addition Education resources created by the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, please visit our Education Portal.

The goal:To give teachers information they need to effectively share Vonnegut’s work with students. Vonnegut’s writing is relevant to social issues today – environmentalism, militarism, human rights, censorship, religion’s place in civic life – and students will find his humor and insights into the human condition fascinating and challenging. Space is limited, so enroll early in January 2017!

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Made possible in part with support from the
 Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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