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Agnes Scott College (Decatur, GA 30030-3797)
Toby Emert (Project Director: February 2019 to present)

Institutes for K-12 Educators
Education Programs

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$156,235 (approved)
$148,828 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2019 – 12/31/2021

Shakespeare and Digital Storytelling

A two-week institute for 25 school teachers on Shakespeare and adaptation, from folk tales to digital storytelling.

Located outside Atlanta, Agnes Scott College (ASC) proposes “Gen Z, Shakespeare, and Digital Storytelling,” a new two-week summer institute for 25 English teachers of grades 9-12. The theme of “translation,” as a means to contextualize Shakespeare’s art and to construct contemporary meaning, underpins ASC’s institute. It will be taught by an interdisciplinary team composed of a Project Director in English Education, a Professor of English and Shakespearean scholar, a Professor of Art, and an Associate Professor of History, supported by a consultant digital curator, an experienced theater educator, and two accomplished K-12 teachers. The institute will guide participants in an in-depth study of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, and Hamlet, exploring the plays’ folk and fairy tales roots as well as 21st-century approaches to teaching Shakespeare, including digital storytelling (DST).