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  1. 1. Folger Education: an Introduction Please have something to write with ready! Presented by Lucretia Anderson and Caitlin
  2. 2. Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and major collections of other rare and Early Modern books, manuscripts, and works of art.Folger Shakespeare Library
  3. 3. Mission:• The mission of the Folger Shakespeare Library is to preserve and enhance its collections; to render the collections, in appropriate formats, accessible to scholars; and to advance understanding and appreciation of Shakespeares writings and of the culture of early modern Europe more generally through various programs designed for all students and for the general public.
  4. 4. Folger Education • Provides resources for teaching Shakespeare for grades 3-12. • Collaborates with Exhibitions and Theatre staff to create Study Guides for exhibits and performances. • Oversees Docents: Volunteers who lead tours and greet visitors to the
  5. 5. Folger Education• We reach hundreds of thousands of teachers and students locally and nationally each year through: – Professional Development programs for Teachers – Free online resources for Teachers, Parents and Students – Programs for Students at the Library and in schools, including Festivals, Performances, Workshops, and our new annual Electronic Field Trips. – Programs and resources for Families visiting the
  6. 6. So: How do we do it?
  7. 7. Performance-based teaching interactive approach to the study of literature, particularlyShakespeares plays and poems, in which studentsparticipate in a close reading of text through intellectual,physical, and vocal engagement.Folger Education believes that students can engageShakespeare’s texts most effectively when they are on theirfeet, working with peers, and speaking some of the greatestlines in the English language.The crucial element of performance often makes aconnection that traditional teaching methods may
  8. 8. Our Methodology is best illustrated in our current residency programs: Shakespeare Steps Out (3rd-6th gr.) (SSO) Shakespeare for a New Generation (7th-12th gr.) (SFANG) • For more information about SSO:
  9. 9. Common Core State Standards•Teaching Shakespeare addresses several Common Core Standards inReading: Literature and Informational Text, Speaking and Listening as well asLanguage•The standards mandate certain critical types of content for all students,including classic myths and stories from around the world, foundational U.S.documents, seminal works of American literature, and the writings ofShakespeare.•From Common Core State Standards ELA K-5Note on range and content of student reading….To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students must readwidely and deeply from among a broad range of high-quality increasinglychallenging literary and informational texts. Through extensive reading ofstories, dramas, poems, and myths from diverse cultures and different timeperiods, students gain literary and cultural knowledge as well as familiaritywith various text structures and elements.Our current and ongoing lesson plans align with CCS.
  10. 10. Professional Development: One-Day Workshops and Webinars for Teachers • Shakespeare Set Free • [Insert Play Here] Set Free • Shakespeare 2.0 • For more information:
  11. 11. Professional Development: National Institutes • Shakespeare Set Free Two Day Institutes with the ESU ( • NEA Grant-funded: Teaching Shakespeare Institute 4 weeks at the Folger • For more information:
  12. 12. Professional Development: Conferences • Annually presenting at NCTE and STA (National Conference for Teachers of English) (Shakespeare Theatre Association) • World Presence: appeared at Royal Shakespeare Company and Tate Modern’s Worlds Together Conference in London Summer 2012 • Elementary Educators’ Conference Hosted at the Folger June 24-26, 2013 • For more information:
  13. 13. Digital
  14. 14. Web Resources for Teachers• Get Ready. Still have those writing utensils?
  15. 15. As well as a host of accessible resources for studying Shakespeare’s Plays.Recently, we’ve started a We also feature AudioLesson Plans collection offast-growing for all of the and Video Resources for plays (and thedesigned Lesson Plans Sonnets) teachers to explore and …and English Language specifically for are available. use in the classroom. Learners. Elementary students…
  16. 16. Free Texts are Online!
  17. 17. We’re on YouTube!
  18. 18. We’re on iTunes in Podcasts!Search for “Folger” in iTunes
  19. 19. We Blog!
  20. 20. We send monthly e-Newsletters! Select: Bard Notes
  21. 21. We’re on Facebook!
  22. 22. We’re on Twitter!
  23. 23. Our Collection is Available Online!
  24. 24. We created a TeachingShakespeare Toolkit! This one’s not a DigitalResource, but it does puteverything you’d need to start teaching Shakespeare in your hands!
  25. 25. Folger Education: Plans: Digital Texts: www.FolgerDigitalTexts.orgYouTube Videos: Set Free: Shakespeare Toolkit: Keep in Touch! Email: Bard Notes E-Newsletter: Education Blog: Facebook: Folger Shakespeare Library Twitter:
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