Bard in the Classroom

Bring Shakespeare’s words alive and into the lives of your students! Students will explore Shakespeare as actors do with the guidance of our professional Teaching Artists.

Through playful exploration, students experience Shakespeare’s language and discover how it resonates for them. We’ll work with you to tailor your workshop to your students, your curriculum, and your circumstances.

“This program is an absolute must! I saw children come out of their shells and excel in ways I never dreamed possible. The instructor was so skilled in both motivating and guiding the children through this amazing opportunity.” Teacher, Brooksbank Elementary

Fees

  • $220 per workshop
  • $580 for three workshops on the same day, at the same location, with the same teaching artists. If you would like to book four or more workshops, please email workshops@bardonthebeach.org.
  • Subsidies are available for Bard in the Classroom workshops. To apply, please complete a request form.
  • Travel fees will be calculated based on actual travel expenses. Travel subsidies may be available; please email workshops@bardonthebeach.org to inquire.

    Contact

    For more information, please contact Melanie Hiepler, Education Coordinator, at workshops@bardonthebeach.org.

    FAQs

    When do these workshops take place?

    Our workshops are available year-round. Please submit your workshop request at least 6 weeks in advance of the date you’d like to host the workshop. The earlier you submit your request, the more likely it is that we’ll be able to fulfill it.

    Where do these workshops take place?

    We’ll come to you! We can run the workshop in a theatre, classroom, library, or similar space. We just ask that workshops not be held in gymnasiums, since acoustics can be a problem.

    If you are based outside of the Lower Mainland, we may be able to travel to you. Please submit a booking request, and we’ll will get back to you.

    If you are visiting from outside of the Lower Mainland, we may be able to run the workshop in our Vancouver-based rehearsal studios. Please contact workshops@bardonthebeach.org to inquire.

    If you’re interested in virtual programming, please click here to learn more about Bard in the (Virtual) Classroom.

    What do the workshops focus on?

    Workshops can focus on the story, imagery, characters, or a specific speech in a particular play, or can provide a general introduction to Shakespeare. Please indicate your preferences on the booking request form.

    How long is a workshop?

    Workshops can be up to 90 minutes long. We adjust our activities to fit your school’s bell schedule. To inquire about pricing for a longer workshop, please email workshops@bardonthebeach.org.

    How does Bard in the Classroom connect to the BC Curriculum?

    Click here to read about how Bard Education’s programming can enhance your students’ learning within BC’s curriculum.

    Do you offer workshops for teachers?

    Yes! Please see our Professional Development page for more information about our workshops for school teachers.

     

    REQUEST A WORKSHOP

    2022 Classroom Workshop Request Form

    Your Contact Information

    School or Organization Information

    Session Information

    We highly recommend watching A Shakesperience as a first step of engagement with Bard Education. It's free, and will be available online in October!
    Please visit our website for more information on Bard in the Classroom and Bard in the Virtual Classroom.
    To request an additional session, please check the "Yes, I would like to request an additional session" button in the section below.
    Have you and your students watched A Shakesperience yet, or will you have seen it before the session?
    What kind of session would you like to request?
    What would you like the workshop to be about?
    Which virtual session would you like to request for your class?

    Group Information

    For example, English 10, Grade 7, etc.
    We’re happy to work with any experience level. We’d just like to know so we can create the best session for your students.
    Please list several dates and times that work for you. (For example, Friday, March 11th, 9:30 am-10:45 am or 12:30 pm-1:45 pm). In-person workshops can be up to 90 minutes long. Virtual sessions are 45 minutes long.
    In what space will this workshop be held?

    Additional session

    Session Information (second session)

    Have you and your students watched A Shakesperience yet, or will you have seen it before the session?
    What kind of session would you like to request?
    What would you like the workshop to be about?
    Which virtual session would you like to request for your class?

    Group Information (second session)

    For example, English 10, Grade 7, etc.
    We’re happy to work with any experience level. We’d just like to know so we can create the best session for your students.
    Please list several dates and times that work for you. (For example, Friday, March 11th, 9:30 am-10:45 am or 12:30 pm-1:45 pm). In-person workshops can be up to 90 minutes long. Virtual sessions are 45 minutes long.
    In what space will this workshop be held?

    Additional session

    Session Information (third session)

    Have you and your students watched A Shakesperience yet, or will you have seen it before the session?
    What kind of session would you like to request?
    What would you like the workshop to be about?
    Which virtual session would you like to request for your class?

    Group Information (third session)

    For example, English 10, Grade 7, etc.
    We’re happy to work with any experience level. We’d just like to know so we can create the best session for your students.
    Please list several dates and times that work for you. (For example, Friday, March 11th, 9:30 am-10:45 am or 12:30 pm-1:45 pm). In-person workshops can be up to 90 minutes long. Virtual sessions are 45 minutes long.
    In what space will this workshop be held?

    Additional session

    To request a fourth session, please email workshops@bardonthebeach.org.

    Technological Information

    What video call software is your school using?
    Please note: hosting via Bard Education's Zoom account is subject to availability.
    How will you be sharing this video call with your class? *
    If your class will be gathered in one room, we recommend connecting to the call through one device (for example, by connecting a laptop to a projector).
    We find that these sessions work best when students and our Teaching Artist can see each other. Will your students be visible to the Teaching Artist during the session? *
    Will your students have access to a microphone or chat to ask their questions? *

    Classroom Agreement

    I agree to remain in the classroom and participate during this/these session(s).
    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 for every virtual session I've requested. *
    I am interested in receiving emails with more information about Bard Education programs, such as Student Group Bookings, Bard Youth Fest, Explore at Home resources, and Professional Development sessions for teachers.

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