The UC Davis School of Education and the Mondavi Center are working together in a world-class partnership with Globe Education in London for teacher professional development. The Academy, offered by application to all Sacramento region high school and drama teachers, helps teachers find new ways to incorporate the study of Shakespeare into their curriculum and share the unique societal and cultural context of Shakespeare’s work with their students. A series of spring workshops lead by UC Davis faculty and Globe Education practitioners, a two week summer residency at Shakespeare's Globe in London, and a fall festival play finale at Mondavi Center including participating teachers and their classes comprise the Academy experience.
Shakespeare's As You Like It
As the final segment of the 2015 Academy, each teacher was assigned a block of the play As You Like It for their students to work on together. After just one joint rehearsal, 180 students performed As You Like It at Mondavi Center on November 17, 2015