By the close of the British University Summer School (BUSS) presentation by Cindy Poinsett and Tim Reyes, it was clear that the recipients of the 2014 Denver Branch Scholarships are intent on "paying it forward." Both Cindy and Tim found new ways to motivate and excite students through the use of innovative teaching and classroom strategies learned in their three weeks of study at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. In August, 2014, the Denver area teachers joined twenty-two other school teachers from across the US as participants in the Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance Program. At the annual BUSS Dinner on November 6, Denver ESU guests were treated to a slide show presentation of the teachers' unique experiences. Following a cocktail reception and dinner at the University Club, ESU Denver President, Bruce Haefner, introduced the BUSS teachers by reading excerpts from their scholarship applications. The teachers' enthusiasm was evident as they spoke about their trip and the impact it had on them and, in turn, on their students. Since 1957, more than 2,000 American high school and middle school teachers have continued their own education through the BUSS program. We are fortunate to offer the annual BUSS scholarship to teachers in our region.
BUSS recipients Cindy Poinsett and Tim Reyes
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