Purchase Orders: We understand that many
teachers may not have the chance to request funds to cover this
professional development opportunity from their districts until
school resumes in the fall. We encourage all teachers and
administrators who would like to attend to register
now, and we will follow up for payment in early August.
Contact Cindy Smith, event manager, at (530) 752-7740 or
with any questions or concerns.
Learn from the Best
Teaching Artists from some of the world’s most respected
Shakespeare theaters will share active and playful approaches to
enliven the teaching of Shakespeare. All workshops are aligned
with Common Core Standards.
The ELA/literacy standards in the Common Core State Standards
highlight the growing complexity of the texts students must read
to be ready for the demands of college, career, and life. Closely
related to text complexity and inextricably connected to reading
comprehension is a focus on academic vocabulary, asking students
to determine word meanings, appreciate the nuances of words, and
steadily expand their range of words and phrases.
The standards include certain critical types of content for all
students, including classic myths and stories from around the
world, foundational U.S. documents, seminal works of American
literature, and the writings of Shakespeare.
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. Rather than the traditional learning
of Shakespeare that rushes through themes and character, the
primary goal of the Common Core is to arm students with the
tools to understand, decode, and analyze complex texts.
The internationally renowned and experienced Shakespeare
Works when Shakespeare Plays presenters know the
best way to teach Shakespeare is to play with
Shakespeare. Our practitioners’ approaches to
teaching Shakespeare incorporate and strengthen all of the goals
of the Common Core through fun, meaningful and practical ways to
bring Shakespeare alive for students.
Continuing Education Units
We are pleased to announce that you can earn up to 1.5 continuing
education units when you attend the conference. The cost will be
$115. You can register and pay for the units on the first day of
the conference or download
instructions here to enroll online.
Invited Presenters and Sponsors
The weekend is presented by the UC Davis School of Education and
the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at
UC Davis in association with Globe Education (Shakespeare’s
Globe, London) and the Shakespeare Theatre Association.
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