Bard in the Classroom: Professional Development for School Teachers

Transform your classroom practice with interactive and playful Professional Development workshops for teachers.

FREE Full-day Professional Development workshop
Date: Friday October 19, 2018 (Provincial Pro-D day)
Time: 8.30am – 2.30pm
Where: BMO Theatre Centre

Open to teachers of all grades and subjects from across BC, join us for a FREE day of workshops on October 19, 2018. In these interactive workshops we will look at how we can bring play into the classroom or drama studio to engage and inspire young people. Through the use of games and activities we will look at how you and your students can explore and unlock Shakespeare’s texts in dynamic ways. The day is suited to all levels of experience, whether you are new to teaching Shakespeare or if you’ve been doing it for years! We will learn by doing – expect an active day with plenty of creative offerings that you can adapt for your students.

To request a place in the October 19 Pro-D day workshop, complete the form at the bottom of the page.


Year-round Professional Development Workshops

Bard in the Classroom Professional Development workshops can also be booked year round for:

  • Full day (3 hour morning block and 2 hour afternoon block)
  • Introductory half-day (3 hour block)

“I can honestly say that I will never teach Shakespeare the same way again! I was inspired, engaged, entertained, and I don’t remember the last time I laughed so hard during a Shakespeare class. I left your workshop feeling extremely motivated to be a better teacher and my love for Shakespeare grew even more.” Anja Zulic, English/ELL teacher at Alpha Secondary

“Wow, Mary is an inspired practitioner…..the type of work that changed the way I entered the school on Monday morning.” Jason Donaldson, Gulf Islands Secondary School

We can arrange on-site workshops for your school or district. Contact our Education Coordinator, Jenny Rush-Cooper, at jrushcooper@bardonthebeach.org for more information and to make a booking.

October 19 Pro-D Day Request Form

October 19 Pro-D Day Request Form

Please submit your request for a place in the workshop using the form below. We will notify applicants via email whether we can accommodate your request, or whether you have been placed on a waitlist.

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