Teaching Shakespeare!

A Folger Education Blog

Join us at NCTE 2019—and online!

Dear Teaching Colleagues:

Will we see you at NCTE 2019 in Baltimore? We hope so!

Add these 3 things to your conference plans:

  1. Gain practical strategies, text suggestions, and handouts in our 6 sessions, led by Folger staff in collaboration with amazing teachers from all over the country.
  2. Learn all about the Folger Method and our upcoming programs for teachers at our buzzing booth (#1018) in the exhibit hall. (Oh, and grab a free Folger Edition of your fave play, too.)
  3. Have a drink and a bite with us at the Folger Happy Hour on Friday night—and get in on a big public August Wilson-William Shakespeare mashup reading, too!

***Can’t make it to #NCTE19? No worries. We’ll be posting our workshop handouts and reprising some of our sessions (as interactive webcasts) on Forsooth!, our website for Teacher Members of the Folger.***


Thursday, November 21

  • “Folger Library: Poetry Immersion! A Reading and Workshop with Baltimore Poet Steven Leyva”

    Steven Leyva (MD), Teri Cross Davis (Folger Poetry), Corinne Viglietta (Folger Education)
    Room 345

  • “Folger Library: Students and Teachers Launch Confidently into Shakespeare!”

    Peggy O’Brien (Folger Education), Alexa Bernard (LA), Rama Janamanchi (OH), Cynthia Phoa (FL)
    Room 343

Friday, November 22

  • Folger booth is buzzing from 10:00am to 6:30pm!
  • “Folger Library: Students Learning in Real Time—Three-Dimensional Shakespeare”

    Students from Baltimore City College High School, Peggy O’Brien (Folger Education), Michael Tolaydo (DC), Amber Phelps (MD)
    Room 331

  • Folger Happy Hour, plus an August Wilson-William Shakespeare flash mob!

    Kona Grill, E Pratt Street, Inner Harbor

Saturday, November 23

  • Folger booth is buzzing from 11:00am to 6:00pm!
  • “Folger Library: Pathways for ALL Students into Their Eyes Were Watching God

    Corinne Viglietta (Folger Education), Ashley Bessicks (MD), Melissa Springsteen Haupt (IA)
    Room 331

  • “Folger Library: Women Revealed! The Sonnet from the Renaissance to the Harlem Renaissance”

    Teri Cross Davis (Folger Poetry), Hayes Davis (DC), Corinne Viglietta (Folger Education)
    Room 339

  • “Folger Library: Empathy in Literature and in the English Classroom – Practical Strategies”

    Amber Phelps (MD) and Mark Miazga (MD)
    Room 332

Sunday, November 24

  • Folger booth is buzzing from 8:00am to 11:30am!

Looking forward to seeing you in Baltimore—and online—soon!


Corinne Viglietta
Assistant Director of Education
Folger Shakespeare Library