Shakespeare Workshops

Three exciting new drama workshops for teachers – a collaboration between the EIS and Globe Education at Shakespeare’s Globe. Available for booking now. Places are limited.
 Ways into Shakespeare for Specialist Drama Teachers
This workshop will give drama teachers techniques to introduce and enhance their teaching of Shakespeare. This session will link working practically with Shakespeare to several areas of the Curriculum for Excellence, including movement, expression, voice and language in Shakespeare’s plays. It will also provide new strategies and ideas to help students review the work of others.
 “I thought this was excellent – one of the best and most relevant CPD events I have been on. There was a great balance between learning techniques and strategies and applying them in a practical sense. The instructions were clear and contextualised and the tutor was patient, entertaining and completely in control at all times. There is so much I can now take back to the classroom. Feel refreshed about Shakespeare so thank you very much!” – Drama Teacher, Trinity High School, Renfrew
 Date: Thursday 28th September 2017
Time: 4.00 pm until 6.00 pm
Location: Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Cost: £25
Using Storytelling to Support Literacy for Primary and Special School Teachers
This short session for primary and special school teachers will explore storytelling to support literacy.
For younger children, stories told or heard can help them understand the world in which they live, and allow them to transmit that understanding to others. Talk is a rehearsal for writing, and first-hand situations experienced through drama and role-play approaches provide children with the ideas and language they need for writing. We use Shakespeare’s stories to enhance pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, cultural development and understanding of the world and as a stimulus for developing their language skills.
This workshop will help teachers to develop their skills and confidence to lead practical approaches to literacy in the classroom.
“This session has helped me gain new info, skills and extended my mind, allowing me to link to other topics, subjects and areas of the curriculum which I will be sharing with staff.” – Year 6 Teacher, St. Rose of Lima Primary School
 Date: Friday 29th September 2017
Time: 10.00 am until 12.00 pm
Location: Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Cost: £25
Ways into Shakespeare for Secondary Teachers of English
This course will give English teachers techniques to engage with Shakespeare through active and creative approaches, using Macbeth as its main focus. It is also designed to provide a range of ideas in how to analyse language, explore characters, themes and the text in performance.
This course is aimed at secondary English teachers, and activities and resources will be transferrable to other texts.
 “As an English teacher my focus is not always practical; although I would definitely be keen to use many of these activities in my classroom. Fantastic ideas!” – English Teacher, Gleniffer High School
 Date: Friday 29th September 2017
Time: 2.00 pm until 4.00 pm
Location: Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Cost: £25
To book a place on one of these workshops, please contact Lesley Walker at with your name, email and workplace, making clear your chosen workshop and any dietary, access or other requirements.

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