IAUSP - Internet Acceptable Use

March 2021 Creative Learning Grant for Hunter Heartbeat Inspired Interactive Online Theatre I am very excited and humbled to announce that Shakespeare Sports has been informed that we will receive a grant for the year 2021 for our Hunter Heartbeat Inspired Theatre that due to the Covid-19 restrictions is currently planned online sessions.

January 2021 Hunter Heartbeat Inspired Online Pericles Interactive Theatre

As of now I have taught a high school class through YAI in partnership with Department of Education. Next Wednesday I bring Shakespeare Sports actors who have rehearsed an adapted version of Pericles for online interactive theatre.

October 2020

As a result of the class in Inclusive Theatre at University of Colorado Boulder's Applied Shakespeare towards the Capstone,and my previous student teaching in my degree of Special Educaiton grades one thorugh six, I developed Hunter Heartbeat Inspired play, formed a cast and we presented two workshops and a show to individuals through YAI. During these strange times of the pandemic, I was able to sign an agreement with YAI for thier schools and individuals in homes and through service providers. Please take a look at my website, scroll to the educational theatre and community partnerships where the YAI logo is and select the Learn More button to view information about the program and our first show https://www.shakespearesportstheatrecompany.com/

July 2020- I completed Shakespeare in Communities and Presented a the Course Final of a Conference Paper to my class.  Each student presented planning for thier Capstone Project.

May 2020 - Shakespeare in Communities - I'm registered for the next class in Applied Shakespeare at University of Colorado Boulder.  With growing awareness about teaching theatre online with the Covid Crisis or in getting ready to teach online, I have created a sample a virtual classroom that I am sharing.  I’m just putting in links for the first learning component of ‘Who is Shakespeare?”.


From this presentation I have only included one google doc of a question to answer from the video that students could watch.  What I would work towards is to post an activity for each section that students are working on each class.

Spring 2020 - Acceptance to Applied Shakespeare Graduate Certificate Program
I have be working towards goals on Shakespeare in Schools and Community spaces and when I found Applied Shakespeare program I looked and read about it and not only does it work with teachers and artists and people who love Shakespeare on goals that are in alignment with interpreting and performing and teaching the works of Shakespeare in schools and community spaces, which is what I have been working towards, it is also online, which is so convenient for continuing my life here at home. Here is the email that I was sent.  First online class is Friday 1/17/2020.

Spring 2019 - Volunteer Teaching with Citizen Schools - Romeo and Juliet

The class of Spring 2019 shared the chorus speech, at the beginning of Romeo and Juliet and there was one student who performed Juliet's balcony monologue.  We worked tirelessly for 10 sessions and had a week of additional rehearsal before performing our scenes for parents and students.  Thank you Citizen schools for giving your students Shakespeare!

Lesson 1 I am teaching at a school where there is a lot of support for students who are working with Shakespeare for the first time.  We are now going into our third week of class and are working on the Prologue from Romeo and Juliet.  Last week students read through the Prologue and we made a list of words that students would like to know more about.  This week I am bringing in first letters from each of the words and we will work on entrenching students with the sounds of the letters and words for expressive sounds.

Spring 2019 - Assistant Teacher Position

The school where I am an assistant teacher is a school for children living with autism.  I am assigned mostly to a classroom for students age 9 to 12.  The teacher who I work for when asked allowed me to test a read - aloud of an over view of Midsummer Nights Dream along with an activity on one of Pucks speech about transforming into animals and fire.  I wrote the lessons based on the book Shakespeare's Heartbeat by Kelly Hunter.  Currently I am planning to give two more lessons in practicing the activity of transforming to animals.  Students who are verbal will speak the line along with the movement and students who are non-verbal will be prompted to do a selected movement with assistance from a teaching assistant.

CITIZEN SCHOOLS THANK YOU for Volunteer Teaching 2018
I am now finding that Citizen Schools gave me a MAYORAL SERVICE AWARD for this past year's work 

Fall 2018

    Shakespeare after school continues through Citizen Schools implementing Shakespeare in 10 afternoons leading to presenting a scene along with other after school presenters.  Our class worked with the Citizen Schools teacher to focus students on the plot of Midsummer Nights Dream, then we worked through the text of the scene with the teens in the woods and students created thier own scene using thier own words.  This week we share the scene, that was recorded and we will talk about how students came up with ideas from what is in Shakespeare's play and how he places the scene to thier own version.
       Spring 2018

    A scene from 'Midsummer Nights Dream' was presented along with after school activities, and afterwards we had presentations.  Thank you to Citizen Schools for our Shakespeare class and I will look forward to teaching in the fall through Citizen Schools.
       Fall 2017

    Student Teaching: Letter Pillows for Teaching Vocabulary from Midsummer Nights Dream Grades 1 through 3

    Long Term Teaching Assignment in Teaching High School
      This spring semester I am teaching a long term assignment high school and would like to share a little about the great experience that I have had.  First - Here is the space.  It's a very mobile stage and I chose to put the rake in front of the platform so that I could teach a little theater history in preparation for Midsummer Nights Dream. 

Spring 2017 Teaching Apprenticeship with Citizen Schools

I have just completed a co - teaching along with a Citizen Schools fellow a teaching apprenticeship on teaching Shakespeare for 6th grade students and the 21st Century skill that is the focus is Oral Communication through the spring with focus on Shakespeare Acting, which Citizen Schools named "Shakespeare in Brooklyn".  Along with studying Shakespeare, Midsummer Nights Dream and the scene "Pyramus and Thisbe".

Thank you to Garden School for an enriching summer.  Here are some of the set pieces and props that we used

Twelfth Night Boat

Props an Fairie Wings for Midsummer Nights Dream


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