Upcoming Professional Development

Folger Professional Development



The Folger Shakespeare Library offers a range of programs for teachers—online, at the Folger, and in a classroom near you.


TSI: Weekend Intensive
February 22-23, 2019
Folger Shakespeare Library

Come along and join our Teaching Shakespeare Institute staff and great guest faculty in a deep dive into the Folger’s way of teaching Shakespeare—an interactive, student-centered approach that incorporates attention to scholarship, performance, and what happens in your classroom. An...that is effective for students of all ability levels.

Othello Summer Academy
July 7–12, 2019
Folger Shakespeare Library

Be one of 30 teachers in each Academy to spend a week at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, and take a deep dive into Othello. Learn how to get ALL your students understanding and befriending Shakespeare’s language, Work in the world’s largest Shakespeare collection and learn alongside scholars, theater professionals, experienced teachers, and your fellow participants. Gain skills, confidence, and a whole new community of support as you learn how to teach literature the (totally exciting, engaging, and rigorous) Folger way. 

Hamlet Summer Academy
July 21–26, 2019
Folger Shakespeare Library

Be one of 30 teachers in each Academy to spend a week at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, and take a deep dive into Hamlet. Learn how to get ALL your students understanding and befriending Shakespeare’s language, Work in the world’s largest Shakespeare collection and learn alongside scholars, theater professionals, experienced teachers, and your fellow participants. Gain skills, confidence, and a whole new community of support as you learn how to teach literature the (totally exciting, engaging, and rigorous) Folger way.