Project Description

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Haiku Happiness

Haiku Happiness will inspire creativity, teach literary and vocabulary skills, foster spontaneous thinking and build connection in a time where feeling isolated is prevalent. 

In this live Zoom event, students will learn to write haiku drawing from literary and visual arts inspired topics. The workshop will culminate in a collaborative poem created by the group. This workshop is best suited for high school students in grades 9-12.

This live Zoom event will take place on June 29, 2020, at 2pm. Register today!

Learning goals

  • Demonstrate the ability to write haiku (NCAS #1 – Creating and #6 Presenting)

  • Perceive and report observations on an artistic work (NCAS #7 – Responding)

  • Collaborate with others to create a literary work of art (NCAS #10 – Connecting)

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Staci Backauskas

Staci’s love of Haiku began almost 20 years ago when she experienced the excitement about this ancient Japanese form of poetry from her students. She shares her enthusiasm for the 17-syllable poetic nuggets using a collaborative method in a safe environment that strengthens vocabulary, encourages critical thinking and builds community. Staci holds a B.A. from Duquesne University and an MFA from Point Park University. Learn more at

Haiku Happiness

June 29 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Creative Learning Rapid Response is an initiative of

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With generous financial support from

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