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Shakespeare Teacher Programs

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Shakespeare Teacher Intensives, a partnership between the ESU and the world-renowned Folger Shakespeare Library, are two-day, low-cost, non-residential institutes for teachers.  Using the Folger's smart materials and easily adapted methods, the Institutes teach performance-based approaches to Shakespeare.

 

2015 ESU/Folger Teaching Shakespeare Workshops

Registration for these workshops is now closed.  To be added to the wait list, please email shakespeare@esuus.org

TEACHING SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP

Co-sponsored by The Folger Shakespeare Library

Date:
July 23, 2015
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Location:
ESU Headquarters
144 E. 39th St.
New York, NY 10016

Registration fee:
$50

Registration Deadline:
June 30, 2015

Workshop Instructor:  
Gina Voskov

Ms. Voskov is currently an English teacher at United Nations International School in New York City. She has taught at the high school and middle school levels, in classrooms of both public and private institutions, and in the United States and Brazil. She serves as the secretary of the board for the not-for-profit Teachers 4 Student Success. In 2012, she was invited to participate in the Folger Shakespeare Library's Teaching Shakespeare Institute in Washington D.C, and in 2014 she was selected to be a founding member of the Folger Library's National Teacher Corps. Her area of interest is performance-based learning using rigorous texts, a pedagogy she presents at national conferences alongside the Folger Library and Brown University. Ms. Voskov maintains a profound belief that Shakespeare is for everyone, especially young students. She received her B.A. in Creative and Professional Writing from University of Rhode Island and her M.A.T. in Secondary English from Brown University.

Teaching Shakespeare's Texts

Co-sponsored by The Morgan Library & Museum and the Folger Shakespeare Library

Date:
July 24, 2015
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Location:
ESU Headquarters
144 E. 39th St.
New York, NY 10016

and

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016

Registration fee:
$100

Registration Deadline:
June 30, 2015

Workshop Instructor:  
Michael LoMonico

Mr. LoMonico is the Senior Consultant on National Education for the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, and has taught Shakespeare courses and workshops for teachers and students in 36 states as well as in Canada and England. Since 1986, he has worked at the Teaching Shakespeare Institute at the Folger as the Institute Director and Master Teacher. He has organized and directed many teacher programs with the English-Speaking Union and the Folger. He also leads a course at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) called Shakespeare Teaches Teachers. Michael is the author of That Shakespeare KidThe Shakespeare Book of Lists, and Shakespeare 101, and was the founder and editor of Shakespeare magazine. He was an assistant to the editor for the curriculum section of all three volumes of the Folger's Shakespeare Set Free series, and was the technical editor to The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare. Most recently, he worked closely with WNET to help create on-line teaching material for their "Shakespeare Uncovered" series. Michael taught high school English on Long Island for 33 years, and taught pre-service teachers at Stony Brook University. This summer he is working with the English-Speaking Union to create Folger Professional Learning Days for teachers at ESU Branches across the country.

 

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