Training Opportunities for Teachers and Educators

Get your students excited about Shakespeare by engaging their minds and bodies in the language, story and characters of Shakespeare's plays! Whether it's a weekend of Inside Shakespeare or a week of Shakespeare in the Classroom, Education Director, Joan Langley, and Lead Teaching Artist/Curriculum Specialist, Kirsten Giroux, provide strategies and lessons for making great literature come alive in your classrooms.

Sponsored in part by Shakespeare in American Communities.

Inside Shakespeare | SOLD OUT

Much Ado about Nothing and Pericles

March 6–8, 2015 | SOLD OUT
Whether your students are preparing to attend these productions at OSF or study them in the classroom, this class provides educators with strategies and practical lessons for teaching one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies and his first romance.

Inside Shakespeare (2014). Photo by Jenny Graham.
Inside Shakespeare (2014). Photo by Jenny Graham.


COST

• The cost of the workshop is $290 and includes tuition for a day and a half of class sessions and tickets to Much Ado about Nothing (Friday evening) and Pericles (Saturday evening).
• Limited sliding scale tuition assistance is available based on financial need. See Registration Information below.


REGISTRATION

• At this time classes may not be purchased online. Please call Group Sales to register: 866-545-6337, Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required at the time you book the class. Payment in full must be received by the Box Office three weeks before the first day of class.
• Registration for this event closes three weeks prior to the first day of class. No refunds will be made after the three-week deadline.
• To request tuition assistance, please download the 2015 Scholarship Application and email the completed form to Outreach Programs Manager, Katherine Gosnell, or fax to 541-482-0446. Teachers must be registered and have already paid their $50 deposit before requesting tuition assistance. OSF is unable to provide travel or housing assistance at this time.


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Friday, March 6
8:00 p.m. Attend Much Ado about Nothing

Saturday, March 7
9:00 a.m. Class session
11:30 a.m. Break
1:30 p.m. Class session
4:30 p.m. Dinner Break
8:00 p.m. Attend Pericles

Sunday, March 8
9:00 a.m. Class session
11:30 a.m. Break

Shakespeare in the Classroom | June 23-27, 2015
Designed for English and theatre teachers, Shakespeare in the Classroom provides a theatre-based rather than academic approach, intended to make the works of Shakespeare exciting and accessible for all students. Active participation is required!

Shakespeare in the Classroom (2014). Photo by Jenny Graham.
Shakespeare in the Classroom (2014). Photo by Jenny Graham.


COST

• Tuition is $850 and includes four class sessions, tickets to five plays and one Festival Noon event.
• Housing and up to two units of graduate credit in English or Theatre Arts are available through Southern Oregon University, each for an additional charge. 
• Limited sliding scale tuition assistance is available based on financial need. See Registration Information below for details.


REGISTRATION

• At this time classes may not be purchased online. Please call Group Sales to register: 866-545-6337, Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required at the time you book the class. Payment in full must be received by the Box Office three weeks before the first day of class.
• Registration for this event closes three weeks prior to the first day of class. No refunds will be made after the three-week deadline.
• To request tuition assistance, please download the 2015 Scholarship Application and email the completed form to Outreach Programs Manager, Katherine Gosnell, or fax to 541-482-0446. Teachers must be registered and have already paid their $50 deposit before requesting tuition assistance. OSF is unable to provide travel or housing assistance at this time.


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Tuesday, June 23
9:00 a.m. Class session
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. Class session
5:00 p.m. Backstage Tour
6:30 p.m. Dinner break
8:00 p.m. Attend Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land

Wednesday, June 24
9:00 a.m. Class session
11:30 a.m. Break
12:00 p.m. Festival Noon
1:30 p.m. Class session
5:00 p.m. Dinner break
8:00 p.m. Attend Much Ado about Nothing

Thursday, June 25
9:00 a.m. Class session
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. Class session
5:00 p.m. Dinner break
8:00 p.m. Attend Antony and Cleopatra

Friday, June 26
9:00 a.m. Class session
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. Class session
5:00 p.m. Dinner break
8:00 p.m. Attend Pericles

Saturday, June 27
9:00 a.m. Class session
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. Class session
5:00 p.m. Dinner break
8:00 p.m. Attend The Count of Monte Cristo

About the Instructors
Joan Langley
Joan Langley (2013). Photo by Jenny Graham

Joan has served as Education Director for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival since 1988, producing annual tours of Festival actors to schools throughout the western United States, leading resident workshops in Ashland for playgoers of all ages, and seminars for teachers on teaching Shakespeare. She has taught and developed lessons for nearly all of Shakespeare's plays that engage students physically, emotionally and intellectually in the text, and is currently collaborating on a book for teachers on techniques for exploring Shakespeare's plays. Joan has led workshops at the Cambridge Shakespeare Conference, Shakespeare Theatre Association, National Association for Humanities Education and the Northwest Council of Teachers of English, among others. She has served on the Editorial Board for Shakespeare Magazine, the Arts Across Oregon Panel for the Oregon Arts Commission, and on a Grants and Policy Panel at the National Endowment for the Arts.

Kirsten Giroux
Kirsten Grioux (2014). Photo by Jenny Graham

Kirsten performed in regional theaters across the country for over twenty years. She appeared in over thirty Shakespearean productions in theaters such as Boston Shakespeare Company, Sacramento Theater Company, Idaho Shakespeare Festival and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Since 1999, Kirsten has devoted her time to teaching, working as a Curriculum Specialist and Teaching Artist for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She has created over thirty workshops for the Festival's Education department; taught hundreds of events for students of all ages and seminars for teachers on teaching Shakespeare. All of her teaching and curriculum development work is designed to get students up on their feet exploring and learning about the works of William Shakespeare.