Over 100 teachers gather each Labor Day weekend 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 fourth annual conference at the beautiful Mondavi Center, UC Davis, brings together actors, directors and teaching artists from the world’s leading Shakespeare festivals to share their insights for teaching Shakespeare in the classroom. All workshops are aligned with the Common Core Standards.
In fact, 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.