In addition to preparing teachers through our teaching credential
program and providing ongoing professional development for
teachers, the School offers special programs to enhance teachers’
learning and teaching.
Shakespeare Works When Shakespeare Plays
Our latest initiative, Shakespeare
Works when Shakespeare Plays is a three-day conference filled
with workshops for middle- and high-school teachers of theater
and English. Actors, directors and producers from some of the
world’s greatest Shakespeare companies and festivals led teachers
in the discovery of exciting new ways to make Shakespeare come
alive for their students.
Academic Literacy Summit
Once a year, the School hosts a day-long Academic Literacy Summit for teachers
with a focus on best practices and unique methods for teaching
academic literacy to K-12 students.
The Los Rios Community College District; the School Of Education,
UC Davis; the Mondavi Center, UC Davis; and Shakespeare’s Globe
in London are partners in a professional development initiative
that provides in-depth learning opportunities for selected drama
and English teachers of grades 7–12 and community colleges in the
Sacramento region: The Globe Education Academy for Teachers.
Participants in this collaborative project are immersed in the
world of Shakespeare both at UC Davis and in London. They will
have the opportunity to take classes from Shakespeare’s Globe
theatre practitioners, and from faculty at UC Davis. The Academy
will travel to Shakespeare’s Globe in London for two weeks in
June 2013 to work with Globe Education practitioners, and will
celebrate their extraordinary experience with a festival day of
theatre on stage at the Mondavi Center in the fall of 2013.