Bard in the (Virtual) Classroom

Bring an engaging, interactive experience with Shakespeare to your classroom! Actors from Bard Education will share their enthusiasm and insights about performing Shakespeare. Given the unique challenges that schools face during the current public health crisis, this experience is available at no cost for a limited time.

To book a Bard in the (Virtual) Classroom session, please fill in the form below.

After submitting your request, our School Programs Assistant will get in touch to confirm your booking. If you have any questions, please contact workshops@bardonthebeach.org.

ABOUT OUR VIRTUAL SESSIONS

Where: On your school’s preferred video conferencing platform. Bard Education may also be able to host the session on Zoom; please inquire.

When: available school days, between the hours of 9:30 am – 4 pm

Length: 45 minutes long

Cost: $125, but right now it’s FREE!

Fees will be covered by the Bard Education Bursary Fund. If your school has the means, donations to the Bursary Fund will be gratefully accepted in lieu of payment. To donate, please click here.

What: your choice of interactive session, either Ask an Actor or An Actor at Work 


Select a session

Ask an Actor 

This free-form discussion can focus on a specific play or support an introduction to Shakespeare. A Bard Teaching Artist will share their experiences as a Shakespeare actor, answering students’ questions about the language, characters, and plays, and what it’s like to bring them to life on stage.

An Actor at Work

Our Teaching Artist will look at a speech with your class, showing your students how they would work on the text as actors. This interactive close reading will pay attention to the different features of Shakespeare’s language that inform a performance. If time permits, the actor will demonstrate different ways of delivering the speech, with input from the students.


Request a Session

  1. Request a session by submitting the request form below
  2. We’ll email you to confirm whether we can meet your request
  3. Explore at Home” with our supplementary resources to prepare your students for the session
  4. A Teaching Artist and a member of the Bard Education team will join your class as guests on your school’s digital platform as scheduled.

Supplementary Resources 

Check out our FREE Explore at Home resources to support your students’ asynchronous learning before and after your session.

Contact 

For more information, please contact Melanie Hiepler, School Programs Assistant, at workshops@bardonthebeach.org.


Bard in the (Virtual) Classroom is generously supported by

2021 Bard in the Virtual Classroom Request Form

Your Contact Information

School or Organization Information

Which digital platform is your school using? *
Please note: hosting via Bard Education's Zoom account is subject to availability.

Session Information

For more information on the sessions, please visit https://bardonthebeach.org/education/. To request an additional session, please check the "Yes, I would like to request an additional session" button in the section below.
Which virtual session would you like to request for your class? *
Would you like the session to focus on a particular play? *

Group Information

E.g. English 10, Grade 7, etc.
We know that some classes have not studied Shakespeare yet this year. We also know that some students have never studied Shakespeare - and that's ok! We would like to know more about about how much exposure your students have had to Shakespeare so that we can create a session that is best suited to their situation.
Please list several dates and times that work for you. (E.g. Friday, March 6th, 9:30 am-10:45 am or 12:30 pm-1:45 pm). Sessions are 45 minutes long.

Technological Information

How will you be sharing this video call with your class? *
During the video call, will your students be visible to the Teaching Artist? *
Will your students have access to a microphone or chat to ask their questions? *

Additional session

Additional Bard in the (Virtual) Classroom session

Session Information (Second session)

For more information on the sessions, please visit https://bardonthebeach.org/education/. To request an additional session, please check the "Yes, I would like to request an additional session" button in the Additional Information section below.
Which virtual session would you like to request for your class? *
Would you like the session to focus on a particular play? *

Group Information (Second session)

E.g. English 10, Grade 7, etc.
We know that some classes have not studied Shakespeare yet this year. We also know that some students have never studied Shakespeare - and that's ok! We would like to know more about about how much exposure your students have had to Shakespeare so that we can create a session that is best suited to their situation.
Please list several dates and times that work for you. (E.g. Friday, March 6th, 9:30 am-10:45 am or 12:30 pm-1:45 pm). Sessions are 45 minutes long.

Technological Information (Second session)

How will you be sharing this video call with your class? *
During the video call, will your students be visible to the Teaching Artist? *
Will your students have access to a microphone or chat to ask their questions? *

Additional session

Additional Bard in the Virtual Classroom sessions

Session Information (Third session)

For more information on the sessions, please visit https://bardonthebeach.org/education/. To request an additional session, please check the "Yes, I would like to request an additional workshop" button in the Additional Information section below.
Which virtual session would you like to request for your class? *
Would you like the session to focus on a particular play? *

Group Information (Third session)

E.g. English 10, Grade 7, etc.
We know that some classes have not studied Shakespeare yet this year. We also know that some students have never studied Shakespeare - and that's ok! We would like to know more about about how much exposure your students have had to Shakespeare so that we can create a session that is best suited to their situation.
Please list several dates and times that work for you. (E.g. Friday, March 6th, 9:30 am-10:45 am or 12:30 pm-1:45 pm). Sessions are 45 minutes long.

Technological Information (Third session)

How will you be sharing this video call with your class? *
During the video call, will your students be visible to the Teaching Artist? *
Will your students have access to a microphone or chat to ask their questions? *

Additional session

Additional Bard in the Virtual Classroom sessions
To request a fourth session, please email workshops@bardonthebeach.org.

Virtual Classroom Agreement

I agree to hold this/these session(s) on a video conferencing platform that has been approved by my school. *
I will provide Bard Education with two guest access accounts to my school's virtual classroom. *
I am interested in receiving emails with more information about Bard Education programs, such as Bard Youth Fest, Explore at Home resources, and Professional Development sessions for teachers.