The Folger Shakespeare Library’s 2020 Teaching Shakespeare Institute
Below are the questions on the application for Shakespeare and the Making of America. After you review the application instructions, please read through all of these questions before beginning your application. Applications are due by March 1, 2020.
Part I: Basic Information
- Home address
- Cell phone number
- Name and mailing address of school
- Work email address
- Personal email address
- Have you participated in other NEH seminars and/or institutes? If so, please tell us which ones and when.
- Name of your institution
- Institution Type (check one)
- Public School
- Independent School
- Religious School
- What is your position and/or title?
- For how many years have you been a teacher?
- What subjects are you teaching this year?
- What courses are you teaching this year?
- How many students will you teach during this school year?
Part II: Additional Required Materials
- Please upload your resume (no more than 2 pages)
- Two letters of recommendation in all: The writers of these letters should tell us why you will be an excellent presence in Shakespeare and the Making of America this summer. Letters should be emailed directly to Teachingshakespeare@folger.edu.
- One from a colleague who has observed your teaching. This can be a principal, colleague, department chair, or instructional coach.
- Another from one of your current students.
Part III: MORE FROM AND ABOUT YOU
- Why do you want to participate and learn in Shakespeare and the Making of America? (250 word maximum)
- This institute will be quite different from those in the past because it marks a daring new adventure for all of us. Participants and faculty breaking new ground together! Please give us an example of your risk-taking, your comfort with ambiguity, and your success in collaborating closely with new colleagues? (250 word maximum)
- Please give us six words that describe any or all of your students.
- Please give us six words that describe you as a teacher or person--or both.
- In three sentences, tell us about a great success in your classroom.
- In three sentences, tell us about a clear failure in your classroom.
- In one sentence, tell us one more thing that we should know about you.