USA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
‘Today was great fun. The most useful and engaging hour and 30 minutes of PD I have done in my eight years in this district, and maybe in 21 years of teaching. I walked away from today with several ideas I want to try. I hope we do it again.'
PD participant, San Jose
‘Your passion and enthusiasm for Shakespeare and education has renewed me as a teacher’
PD participant, Shakespeare's Globe
Bright Torches PD can provide strategies and activities for immediate use in the classroom to aid the teaching of literary and non-literary texts.
PD and can take place remotely (on Zoom) or in-person.
Bright Torches’ previous experience in the USA includes:
Course Director, Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance (for US teachers), Shakespeare’s Globe, 2018 and 2019
School of Education, UC Davis, CA - Shakespeare, Power and persuasion: 3-day PD for established teachers, July 2022.
Bright Torches' Active Literacy Academy at UC Davis, CA, 2022: a week-long academy for pre-server teachers (ELA, Social Studies and Multiple Subjects)
To introduce activities to explore complex text.