Shakespeare Works when Shakespeare Plays

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Shakespeare Works when Shakespeare Plays
Three-day Professional Development Conference for Teachers

Over 100 teachers gather each year to attend lively workshops designed to provide teachers with strategic, practical approaches to understanding Shakespeare’s work and the connections and applications that his work inspires. Our annual conference brings together actors, directors and teaching artists from the world’s leading Shakespeare festivals to share their insights for teaching Shakespeare in the classroom. The 400th anniversary of Shakepeare’s death, Shakespeare Works when Shakespeare Plays will be held in London at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre from July 22-25, 2016. Register here directly with Shakespeare’s Globe.

Shakespeare is the only author included specifically in the ELA standards for the Common Core. This provides a significant opportunity for educators to rethink how we approach Shakespearean instruction. The internationally renowned and experienced Shakespeare Works when Shakespeare Plays presenters know that the best way to teach Shakespeare is to play with Shakespeare. All workshops are aligned with the Common Core Standards.