2012-10-18 / Community News

LISD Teachers Attend Workshop

Three Lexington High School teachers recently participated in a workshop organized by Humanities Texas on the plays of William Shakespeare.

Liam Boyer, who teaches theatre arts, Pam Browder, who teaches pre- AP English, and Lauren Lehmann, who teaches language arts, attended the workshop, which offered teachers the opportunity to work closely with leading scholars, studying the historical and cultural contexts of Shakespeare┬╣s work and strategies for teaching his plays. Nearly fifty teachers from around the state participated.

The distinguished faculty included J. Dennis Huston of Rice University and Elizabeth Richmond-Garza, James Loehlin and John Rumrich, all of The University of Texas at Austin.

During the morning, teachers attended dynamic lectures and presentations. In the afternoon, they joined faculty in small workshops to discuss Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Hamlet and incorporating performance-based strategies in the classroom.

The workshop was made possible with support from the State of Texas, as well as from the National Endowment for the Humanities We the People initiative.

Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, sponsors programs promoting heritage, culture and education throughout the state.

For more information about Humanities Texas┬╣s educational programs, visit http:// www.humanitiestexas.org.

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