Teacher Professional Development

Teacher Professional Development

Our 2018 Teacher Days, Teaching Shakespeare Program and Teaching Musical Theatre Program dates have passed.

Check back in November for 2019 listings. If you have questions in the meantime, please email educate@stratfordfestival.ca.

PAST EVENT TEACHING SHAKESPEARE PROGRAM & (NEW) TEACHING MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAM
Teaching Musical Theatre: August 21 to 22
Teaching Shakespeare: August 22 to 23

Bring Stratford into your school! For just the cost of a student matinée in September, October or November, receive two days of professional development in collaboration with teachers and Festival artists, plus multiple artist workshops in your classroom before and after your fall visit.
This program pairs elementary and secondary level teachers with professional artists to explore how active and innovative approaches can make the work on our stages accessible and highly engaging to students.
Support for the Teaching Shakespeare Program is generously provided by M.E.H. Foundation, The Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation and by an anonymous donor.
Click here for more information and to register.

PAST EVENT TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON TEACHING THE CLASSIC
May 4

Engage with fellow teachers, playwrights and company members in a full-day symposium featuring play readings, workshops and discussions on contemporary approaches to To Kill a Mockingbird.
Explore Audrey Dwyer’s Calpurnia and Rob Kempson’s Mockingbird, two contemporary takes on Harper Lee’s well-known classic. In Calpurnia, we meet Julie, a Jamaican-Canadian screenwriter who revisits the story from the perspective of the Finch family’s maid. Mockingbird, set in a high school English department, explores what happens when innocence meets authority.
From $99, including lunch and a ticket to the matinée of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Click here for more information and to register.

PAST EVENT MICHIGAN TEACHERS WEEKEND
May 19 to 20

Work with Stratford’s Education staff and Festival artists on bringing Shakespeare’s text to life. Gain pedagogical strategies for your own classroom.
$99 (US), including lunch and performance of The Tempest.
Offered in partnership with the Michigan Members of the Stratford Festival.
Click here for more information and to register.