Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mastering Shakespeare: the Folger's 21st Century Outreach

by Dan Bruno (@HSMatters)

Tomorrow night at 7 PM EST, anyone who is anyone is the wild world of High School English will be tuned into the first Folger Master Class on teaching Romeo & Juliet. Just what is this wonderful opportunity you ask? Listen "to hear true shrift":

This one-hour professional development session will be stremed live to any computer, iPad, or Android device. You need only register ahead of time to be a part of the action.

You will be able to see, hear, and/or interact with:

  • Two scholars: 
    • Gail Kern Paster, director emeritus of the Folger Library
    • Ayanna Thompson, professor at George Washington University
  • Actors in the Folger's current production of the play
  • Teachers from around the country
On top of all of this dialogue, each participant receives a downloadable bevvy of materials for teaching the play.

This course is a history-maker for the library; it is the pilot of this new type of digital learning experience. the Library will be asking all who participate to complete a survey when the Master Class is over. If you are interested, please click this link to reach the registration page.

So, come be a part of the action as the Folger enters a brave new world that has such technological wonders in't.

2 comments:

Vanessa N. said...

Had a similar type of seminar at one of the high schools my college is associated with. Wish I couldve made it to be able to speak with teachers around the nation, on this complex subject. LOVING the materials though.

Anonymous said...

The broadcast will be archived on the site. More info is forthcoming about that. Stay tuned.