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.

Professional Learning Days
Ongoing
At your school!

Led by master teachers in the Folger National Teacher Corps, these one-day workshops provide lively, hands-on practice with techniques that work with all kinds of students in all kinds of classrooms. Through a range of activities rooted in Shakespeare’s language and aligned to national standards, teachers learn how to get students on their feet and into complex texts in minutes. Professional Learning Days draw on the Folger’s unique blend of scholarship, performance, and education, and can be customized to incorporate texts from your school’s curriculum. 


Othello Summer Academy (Applications Closed)
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 (Applications Closed)
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.