A one day conference for KS1, 2 and 3 teachers, English Subject Leaders in Primary Schools and Heads of Departments in Secondary Schools
A joint conference between the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) and The Globe Theatre.
With a starting point of the stories of Shakespeare, this inspirational conference will explore practical ways of developing storytelling as a powerful tool for teaching and learning in the classroom. The programme includes a keynote from Professor Teresa Cremin (Open University) on the rich scope of narrative and its potential to support children’s learning in English and across the curriculum. Participants will then attend three workshops aimed developing teachers’ and children’s general storytelling skills, as well as examining storytelling as powerful way of exploring the works of Shakespeare. The workshops will led by highly experienced and entertaining storytellers from the world famous Globe Theatre, Alastair Daniel (Roehampton) and Tracy Parvin (Canterbury Christ Church University).
Participants will be able to attend all three workshops during the day.
Finally, we will round off the day by being entertained by listening to a performance by one of the superb storytellers from the Globe, who will regale us with and immerse us in one of the tales of Shakespeare.
This conference is a unique opportunity for teachers to learn why storytelling is an important mode of learning that can be incorporated across the curriculum, develop their own storytelling skills, and be immersed in and entertained by the rich stories of Shakespeare as retold by the wonderful storytellers from the Globe and UKLA.