Programs & Activities

Shakespeare Teacher Programs

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Teaching Shakespeare Workshops, a partnership between the ESU and the world-renowned Folger Shakespeare Librarygive teachers nationwide the tools that they need to bring Shakespeare to life in their classrooms. These workshops are lead by experts from the Folger National Teacher Corps and focus on the Folger Four (scholarship, performance, curriculum and assessment). 

 
TEACHERS:  Register for Act 1 and Act 2 together and get a discount on the registration (both days for $125).
Teaching Shakespeare Workshop:  Act 1
A program of the English-Speaking Union


P Credits offered through the NYC DOE ASPDP Office

Date:
June 29, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Location:
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Registration Fee:
$50 (includes tuition and teaching materials)

Credit card or check (payable to "The English-Speaking Union") accepted.

Registration Deadline:
June 15, 2016

Instructor
:
David Fulco, Folger National Teacher Corps

This workshop is an active introduction to the Folger approach, designed for teachers of all stages and ages. Participating teachers will learn highly effective techniques for connecting ALL students to Shakespeare's language. Teachers will collaboratively practice scaffolded strategies that get students reading closely, asking good questions, citing textual evidence, and benefiting from lasting relationships with words and ideas.

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TEACHING SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP:  ACT 2
A program of the English-Speaking Union


P Credits offered through the NYC DOE ASPDP Office

Date:
June 30, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Location:
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Registration Fee:
$100 (includes tuition and teaching materials)

Credit card or check (payable to "The English-Speaking Union") accepted.

Registration Deadline:
June 15, 2016

Instructor:
Joshua Cabat, Folger National Teacher Corps

This workshop is a deeper dive for teachers who have previously participated in Folger professional development. The day will provide practice with engaging and rigorous techniques and focus on what the First Folio is, why it matters, and how teachers and students can use it in class. Learning about the printing of Shakespeare's works is most often a mind-blowing experience for teachers, and, for many, changes the way they—and their students—look at the texts forever. On this day, participants will not only workshop together but also tour the special exhibition First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, having made its way from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, to the New-York Historical Society. Alongside fellow participants and staff from Folger, the ESU, and the New-York Historical Society, each participant will walk away with new knowledge about this historic book and its pedagogical possibilities.

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