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Folger Ed Goes to College

Teacher educators: we have some exciting news!

Folger Education has partnered with the Saint Mary’s College Education Department for a symposium aimed at those college folks who do the heavy lifting of preparing students to be effective English teachers.

The Teacher Educator Symposium will be held September 21-23, 2017, at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. Beginning at 6:00 pm on Thursday 9/21 with dinner and an opening session, it concludes midday on Saturday 9/23. And, of course, we’ve even scheduled informal discussions at the Inn at Saint Mary’s bar each night.

The weekend will be filled with hands-on workshops, presentations, working sessions, and panel discussions on effective ways to integrate Shakespeare into methods classes.

Those attending will work closely with Folger Education staff and other experts to learn highly interactive and effective approaches to teaching Shakespeare to all kinds of students—and the principles behind them. They will gain a multifaceted set of resources, approaches, and allies to help their students become expert teachers of Shakespeare. They will leave with specific strategies to help their teacher candidates create classrooms in which their students befriend, explore, and understand Shakespeare’s language. They will also practice performance-based, classroom-tested techniques that not only accomplish student engagement but also lead to smart formative and summative assessments.

Symposium Faculty:

  • Terri Suico is Assistant Professor of Education at Saint Mary’s College. Previously, she taught high school English in Nashville.
  • Michael LoMonico was a high school ELA teacher and an English Methods Instructor at Stony Brook University. He has led workshops on teaching Shakespeare all over the US and is currently the Senior Consultant on National Education for the Folger.
  • Corinne Viglietta is Assistant Director of Education at the Folger. She taught high school English in DC, Maryland, and France, and served as clinical faculty for the University of Notre Dame’s program on teaching English as a new language.
  • Rick Vanderwall has worked as an educator at the middle, high and university levels for forty years. He currently serves as a faculty member in in the Department of Languages and Literatures specializing in English education at the University of Northern Iowa.
  • Nicole Galante is the Director of English Education at Stony Brook University. She taught high school English in NY and was the Editorial Assistant for the English Journal.
  • Peter Holland is Associate Dean for the Arts and McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He was Director of the Shakespeare Institute at Stratford-upon-Avon and Professor in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham before coming to Notre Dame in 2002.

The registration fee is $325 and includes dinner on Thursday, continental breakfast on Friday and Saturday, lunch on Friday, and all symposium materials. Housing will be available for a reduced price at the Inn at Saint Mary’s, a boutique hotel on the campus of Saint Mary’s.

Conference registration is available here.

If you have any questions, please contact Mike LoMonico at MLoMonico@Folger.edu