The English-Speaking Union of the United States: Education. Scholarship. Understanding.

Programs

Shakespeare Teacher Programs

Middle and high school teachers across the country learn performance-based approaches to teaching Shakespeare

 

Middle and high school teachers across the country learn performance-based approaches to teaching Shakespeare 

 

Middle and high school teachers across the country learn performance-based approaches to teaching Shakespeare

 

Middle and high school teachers across the country learn performance-based approaches to teaching Shakespeare

 

teaching shakespeare workshops

Our partnership with the Folger Shakespeare Library gives teachers nationwide the tools that they need to bring Shakespeare to life in their classrooms. Their schools are alive with students speaking and performing, reading closely, and falling in love with the Bard's language and his plays. All of this is a result of our Teaching Shakespeare Workshops (which are designed for the contemporary teacher and align with the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts). These workshops are lead by experts from the Folger National Teacher Corps and focus on the Folger Four (scholarship, performance, curriculum and assessment).  They are open to both current educators and pre-service teachers with all levels of experience. 

In our Teaching Shakespeare Workshops, teachers receive:

  • A full-day professional learning experience with a Folger-trained classroom teacher.
  • Methodology that includes beginning, sustaining, and assessing a unit for teaching any Shakespeare play.
  • A set of materials containing cutting-edge pedagogy for teaching Shakespeare. This curriculum material includes: classroom activities; lesson plans; access to videos and audio clips from the Folger's collection; and essays and lectures by Shakespeare scholars.
  • Information on creating an in-class Shakespeare Performance Festival.
  • Information and specific lessons for preparing their students for the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition.

2015 teaching shakespeare workshops

Additional workshops to be announced. Please check back here throughout the year for updates.


Additional Summer 2015 Shakespeare Opportunities

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International