CPD through Shakespeare

Just in time for the new school year Shakespeare’s Globe has created five new CPD courses for teachers to unlock active, practical approaches to teaching the curriculum through Shakespeare.

The courses are created by Globe Education in line with requirements at Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. They are: Shakespeare for teachers new to the profession on 3 October, Shakespeare’s Villains on 28 November, Fathers and Daughters in Shakespeare’s plays on 16 January 2016, Shakespeare and Leadership on 7 May 2016 and Teaching Shakespeare’s Tragedies on 11 June 2016. Each is an intensive Saturday course, held at Clifton College, an independent school in Bristol. Whole departments are particularly encouraged to attend.

The training will be delivered by Globe Education Practitioners: actors, directors and creatives who take techniques developed on the Globe stage and in the rehearsal rooms, and develop them for effective use in the classroom. Each course offers a range of approaches for exploring Shakespeare’s language, techniques and characters in ways that avoid a Shakesfear forming in students – or teachers. Mr Jones, a teacher at Ysol y Gader School, on a recent Globe Education course for the NUT, confirms “All the activities can be used not just for Shakespeare, but for any text we study. This was a fantastic course; delivery was brilliant and I look forward to trying these activities in school.”

The cost of the courses is £150 per applicant per day and discounts are available for schools which book for whole department training. For more details visit www.shakespearesglobe.com/clifton or Telephone: 020 7902 1463