For those beyond the M25, accessing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses from Shakespeare’s Globe has never been easier, thanks to the creation of five new approaches in Clifton.
Delivered by Globe Education practitioners, including actors, directors and creatives, the new CPD courses are intended for teachers looking to unlock inventive, practical ways to apply the stage techniques of Shakespeare’s plays to the classroom.
‘Clifton gives us a wonderful opportunity to share the Globe’s approaches to teaching Shakespeare with teachers and students in the West Country and south Wales,’ says Patrick Spottiswoode, Director of Globe Education. ‘All workshops are infused with the spirit and soul of lively action, play-centred and playful, and led by a team of Globe Education practitioners who enjoy making a play for a living.’
The new courses will provide those in the further reaches of the country with the opportunity to apply what they learn to all aspects of their teaching. ‘All the activities can be used not just for Shakespeare, but for any text we study,’ confirms Mr Jones, a teacher at Ysol y Gader School, who recently attended a Globe Education course for the NUT. ‘It was a fantastic course; delivery was brilliant and I look forward to trying these activities in school.’
Available for those teaching KS3-5 are:
- Shakespeare for teachers new to the profession – 14 November
- Shakespeare’s villains – 28 November
- Fathers and daughters in Shakespeare’s plays – 16 January
- Shakespeare and leadership – 7 May
- Teaching Shakespeare’s tragedies – 11 June
Courses cost £150 per applicant per day, with discounts available for schools booking whole department training. For further information, visit www.shakespearesglobe.com/clifton or call 020 7902 1463.