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Teaching Shakespeare project nominated for top digital award

Teaching ShakespareThe Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the University’s joint project, Teaching Shakespeare, which encourages an active approach to teaching Shakespeare, has been shortlisted for a top digital education award.

Together, the RSC and Warwick Business School have produced Teaching Shakespeare - a one-stop shop online professional development programme to transform children’s experience of learning Shakespeare.

It has now been named as one of the finalists for the 2013 Bett Awards in the ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching category.

Teaching Shakespeare holds a treasure trove of materials, including more than 100 films featuring modelled lessons and interviews, with leading RSC directors and practitioners along with our academics.

This ground-breaking programme provides teachers with the essential skills and knowledge to develop active, drama-based approaches to teaching Shakespeare in their classrooms.

Encouraging students to get up on their feet and actively explore Shakespeare’s plays has already brought the text to life for thousands of youngsters who have already worked with the RSC’s education department. This new online learning platform will be able to reach millions more globally.

WBS Professor Jonothan Neelands said:

We are proud to be Bett finalists; it’s wonderful recognition for our cutting edge on-line professional development project to change the teaching of Shakespeare in schools. Without a digital resource we would not have been able to reach out to the world. Being finalists will help us to bring digital CPD to more teachers.