Race, Racism, and the Shaping of Shakespeare with Dr. Ruben Espinosa
This Feed Your Teacher Brain! conversation on Shakespeare and Race is FREE for all educators on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 8:00PM ET.
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Teacher Members enjoy access to two kinds of Folger professional development: upcoming live-streamed webinars full of real-time interaction, and webinars on demand, available for viewing anytime! From practical workshops that let you experience the Folger Method as your students would to provocative conversations with scholars and artists, join us for never-ending learning. Connect with like-minded teachers and the institution that is cheering you all on.
Thursday, March 4 – FREE TO ALL!
Thursday, March 11 – FREE TO ALL!
What Says She? Listening to Women’s Voices in Shakespeare with Dr. Kathryn Vomero Santos
This Feed Your Teacher Brain! conversation on Shakespeare and Gender is free to all teachers on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 8:00PM ET.
Thursday, March 18 – Teacher Member exclusive!
Here’s to Black Women Poets, Part II. May We Know Them. May We Read Them. May We Teach Them.
You may know Gwendolyn Brooks, but do you know Lucille Clifton? Join poet, instructor, and the Folger’s own Poetry Coordinator Teri Cross Davis along with Maryam Trowell, Manager of Teacher and Student Programs, for the second exploration of Black women poets you know and those you should be teaching.
Take a deep dive into the most effective method for teaching and learning any complex text.
The Key to Getting ALL Students Understanding and Interpreting Complex Texts
Learn how to get every single student not only understanding but also speaking back to a vast range of texts. Walk through the most essential strategies for getting ALL students thinking deeply about words and ideas, making inferences and interpretations, and feeling confident in their ability to grapple with complexity.
Taking the Folger Method Online to Teach ANY Text and Get Students to Turn On Their Cameras!
Get ALL students to turn on their cameras with a sure-fire, student-centered, and easy-to-implement teaching technique that can be used over and over again.
Trailblazing Women Poets You’re Probably Not Teaching–And Practical Strategies for Teaching Them Now
Susan Barber and Corinne Viglietta dive into poetry–poetry by Laurie Ann Guerrero, Mary Wroth, Lucille Clifton, and more trailblazing women poets. Spark the ears, eyes, and minds of your students. Learn how to design learning so that ALL students live inside the language of these extraordinary poems written by trailblazing women.
Meet the artists behind visionary productions.
Juicy Lesson! Choral Reading Dr. King’s I Have A Dream speech
Powerful speeches are meant to be spoken and heard. Muscular language is meant to be flexed. This lesson is all about helping students discover the power of Dr. King’s groundbreaking 1963 speech from Washington.
Juicy Lesson! Paired Texts: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing 2.1
Get students thinking deeply about control and power by pairing soliloquies in two plays: August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Walk through the what, how, and why of this paired text lesson with the teacher who created it: Amber Phelps, Baltimore City College (MD).
Juicy Lesson! Choral Reading Imtiaz Dharker’s “The Trick” and Shakespeare’s Sonnet 43
Zoom in on a Folger Teaching lesson plan that will amaze your students and you! Walk through the what, how, and why of this paired text lesson with the teachers who created it: Dr. Deborah Gascon, Dutch Fork (SC) High School, and Corinne Viglietta, Folger Education. Learn how to let these two poems talk to each other—and how to get your students talking back to both of them.