Juicy Lesson! Lesson TBD
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.
The Ultimate Resource: The Folger Shakespeare
Every Folger edition of Shakespeare’s work is online, for free? YES! And the online Folger Shakespeare is a surprisingly robust and wildly effective distance learning universe? YES! We’ll show you how to download, search, cut, manipulate, teach, learn, and do all kinds of powerful things with the online Folger Shakespeare texts. Leave this session with practical tools for getting every student reading closely, making new discoveries, getting excited about literature, and engaging with the digital humanities. Anne Blaney, an English teacher at Syosset High School (NY), and Corinne Viglietta, Folger Education, share the most essential tips for using this ultimate resource.
Shakespeare and Gender: A Conversation with Dr. Kathryn Vomero Santos
Juicy Lesson! The Monologue Project
Banish the old-school essay! Forget that multiple-choice exam! This summative assessment is at once more exciting, more immersive, more authentic, and more rigorous than traditional end-of-unit tests and projects. As long as your literature unit has focused on student ownership of the language, this is a suitable, and pliable, final project. Find out how and why this project works with any text, every student. Maryam Trowell, Manager of Student and Teacher Programs at the Folger, walks you through this Folger Teaching resource.
Shakespeare and Race: Why Shakespeare Now? by Dr. Ruben Espinosa
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.
Thinking About Race and Racism in Shakespeare’s Plays
Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Description TBD
(How) Can We Talk About Race, Shakespeare, and Our Students?
We’re already teaching our students lessons about race, gender, and power—whether we realize it or not. How intentional are we about using literature as a tool for antiracism? Let’s think through the problems and possibilities of teaching Shakespeare today—all with a view towards real change and social justice for ALL. Dr. Peggy O’Brien, Director of Education, shares an overview of the powerful connections between race, Shakespeare, teaching and learning.
How Do We Begin the Year, and How Do We Feel About It?
What’s on your mind? How can we all help one another? Let’s work together to figure out how to make the most of this new normal. Corinne Viglietta, Associate Director of Education, leads a community conversation and shares a few key Folger resources to get you started this year.
Equitable, Engaging and Subversive Teaching with the Folger Method
The future of the humanities depends on the insights of ALL our students. How do we get students not only understanding but also speaking back to a vast and rich range of texts? Gain practical ideas in this virtual workshop.