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Shakespeare’s Globe: Storytelling (1-week course)

Children as Makers of Meaning
June 19 - 23, 2017

Develop your skills and confidence to lead practical approaches to oracy and literacy in the elementary classroom. Work with Globe Education practitioners, as well as professional actors and storytellers. You will also participate in a storytelling session in Globe Theatre's exquisite indoor theater and visit a school in London to observe teachers trained in these approaches.  A highlight of the course is tickets to two plays in the iconic Globe Theatre.

In this exclusive program for ESU Teacher-Scholars, Globe educators enable teachers to use Shakespeare's stories to enhance pupils' moral, social and cultural development and their understanding of the world. By exploring the complex dilemmas and the conflicts characters face in these dynamic stories, children learn how to understand and manage their own behaviors. Through structured group activities, they develop social skills and learn to listen to others, to compromise and to negotiate to achieve a resolution to a problem.

Who should apply?

Early education and primary classroom teachers and librarians. Pre-service teachers and storytellers are also encouraged to apply.

Course Requirements
A reading list will be provided prior to the course.

Program Cost
£1,100 Early application by February 15

£1,200 Price after February 15

Program cost includes tickets to two Globe productions and a final celebration.  Program cost does not include accommodation, meals, travel, travel insurance, medical insurance, or any other incidentals.  ESU Scholarships are not available for this program, but the ESU will supply letters of support for grant applications.

Deposit of $400 is required with application. Invoice for balance of program cost (based on booking date) is sent ten weeks prior to course, at which point the exchange rate from pound sterling to U.S. dollars is set based on current exchange rate, including transaction fees.

Refund Policy
Deposit is non-refundable for accepted applications.  Full balance is due eight weeks prior to course.  This course is non-refundable, barring insufficient enrollment in the course, in which case deposit will be refunded in full.  If you are not able to attend the course due to emergency circumstances, you will be refunded minus an administration fee only if there is a waitlist applicant who will be able to attend the program in your place.

Professional Development Contact Hours and Credit
This course incorporates approximately 40 professional contact hours.  All participants who complete the course receive a certificate of attendance.

More information
Course Description

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Program Extras for ESU Teacher-Scholars

  • These programs are exclusively available through the ESU
  • Continue the conversation back at home with membership in the ESU and ESU Teacher-Scholar Consortium

Application Details

  • Deadline is April 15, 2017, or until course is filled
  • Application is non-competitive and accepted on a rolling basis
  • A deposit of $400 will be required with application
  • Balance will be due eight weeks prior to course 
  • Course is limited to 20 participants

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