Team Folger will once again have a major presence at next week’s NCTE Conference in Boston. If you’re planning on attending be sure to take part in all of our activities and add a comment below to let us know to look out for you. Here’s what’s on:
- Stop by to see a demo of the brand new Folger App for Othello.
- Learn more about the 2014 Teaching Shakespeare Institute
- Find out about the Romeo and Juliet Master Class
- Record your thoughts on teaching Romeo and Juliet
- Meet some of the Folger staff and our team of teachers
- Find out about the Folger’s Saturday evening FLASH MOB.
Shakespeare Set Free Sessions On Saturday, beginning at 8:00 am, we will present 5 separate sessions. Here they are:
Act 1: Peggy O’Brien, Mike LoMonico, and Heather Lester on How Pre-reading Strategies and Activities that Focus on Language Will Ease Your Students into Shakespeare; (Re)Inventing Shakespeare through Performance-based Reading and Writing
Act 2: Holly Rodgers, Kevin Costa, and Julia Perlowski on How Getting Students on Their Feet and Working with Shakespeare’s Language Is Easier than It Sounds
Act 3: Peggy O’Brien, Bill Parsons, and Debbie Gascon on How Tablets, Smartboards, and Web 2.0 Tools Can Get Your Students Closer to Shakespeare’s Texts
Act 4: Rick Vanderwall, Chris Lavold, and Josh Cabat on How to Use Film and Video in an Active Way to Connect Your Students and Shakespeare’s Plays
Act 5: Carol Kelly, Geoff Stanbury, Greta Brasgalla, and Sue Biondo-Hench on Using the Common Core State Standards to Create Meaningful and Authentic Assessments for Your Shakespeare Unit
So if you plan to come to Boston for the NCTE Conference, add a comment below and we’ll look out for you.