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.

Reading, Writing, and Speaking with Shakespeare: A Folger Collaboration with the Smithsonian American Art Museum
April 4, 2020
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

What does Shakespeare have to say to us today? And what do today’s artists and readers—especially our students—have to say back to Shakespeare? What might students gain by putting the Bard’s works in conversation with American art? In this lively workshop, we will practice strategies for connecting art and literature in the classroom and helping students understand and interrogate a range of works. How can we dig deeply together to find the relevant heart of complex texts and unlock students’ speaking and writing skills? Folger Shakespeare Library’s Corinne Viglietta and SAAM's Elizabeth Deines will co-facilitate.

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.