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Folger Method Course: Teaching Hamlet

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Dates Tues, July 11 - Thurs, July 13, 2023

Tickets $350 for non-teacher members / $300 for Teacher Members / $325 Group Rate

Duration 10:00am-2:30pm ET daily

This Folger Method Course will go deep into teaching Hamlet. Over the course of three days, Mentor Teachers Ashley Bessicks and Stefanie Jochman—co-authors of the unit that will be central to the Folger Guide to Teaching Hamlet (to be published by Simon and Schuster)—will guide you through the principles and the essential practices of the Folger Method and provide you, and all your students, with a way to approach not just Hamlet, but ANY complex text.

What you will learn:

Over the course of three days, you will do a deep dive into teaching Hamlet and will:

  • Experience all parts of the Folger Method
  • Engage with Hamlet and a mix of authors and texts from across time, place, culture, gender, race, and more in new ways offering new insights
  • Learn techniques for putting students right in the center of learning in a way that helps ALL students read with skill and confidence
  • Work with colleagues to apply what you’ve learned to your own classroom
  • Come away with fresh ideas and new approaches to teaching Hamlet

CEUs: 25

Graduate Credit: 1

One (1) graduate credit available through Trinity Washington University for $125.

Group Rate

$475 per teacher for groups of three or more teachers from the same school or school district who enroll in the same course. To register a group, please follow the steps below. If a Teacher Member is part of a group, the Teacher Member rate will apply to that teacher’s registration. Become a Teacher Member.

To register a group you need to:

  • Call the Folger ticketing office at 202-544-7077 with all of the information below
  • Full name of EACH teacher, EACH teacher’s email address, school name and/or school district, EACH teacher’s email address, EACH teacher’s phone number
  • Let the ticketing office know which (if any) members of the group are current Teacher Members (and the email they are registered under) so they can confirm Teacher Member rate
  • Register and pay for ALL teachers in the group in one transaction


We are excited to be able to offer a limited number of scholarships. To apply, all you need to do is write an email with the subject line SCHOLARSHIP SUMMER 2023 and tell us in one paragraph the name of the course for which you are applying, why you want to take the course, and why you are requesting a scholarship. Send the email to Katie Ross at

Deadline for scholarship requests: June 19, 2023. Notification of scholarship awards: June 21, 2023.


Stefanie Jochman

Mentor Teacher

Stefanie Jochman

Ashley Bessicks

Mentor Teacher

Ashley Bessicks