Have you heard about the Bell Shakespeare’s Regional Teacher Mentorship for 2018? Below is an outline of the mentorship program, information on the application process, and a link to the Bell Shakespeare resources available in Scootle.
Bell Shakespeare’s Regional Teacher Mentorship 2018
Supported by the Australian Government and Teachers Mutual Bank, the Regional Teacher Mentorship offers 30 teachers from regional, rural and remote Australian primary and secondary schools a fully-funded, year-long mentorship with Bell Shakespeare. The Mentorship includes four days of professional learning at Bell Shakespeare HQ in Sydney, and ongoing support throughout 2018. All travel, accommodation and professional learning expenses are provided at no charge to schools.
Two groups of fifteen teachers will spend four days at Bell Shakespeare HQ in Sydney, where they will receive specialist training in practical and innovative strategies for teaching Shakespeare. They will collaborate and network with regional teachers from around Australia, design a Shakespeare unit plan, and see Bell Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra at the Sydney Opera House. On return to their school, teachers will receive ongoing support from Bell Shakespeare artists and staff, as well as access to in-school and in-theatre programmes where possible.
Entry is by application and will require the applying teacher to submit a statement of intent, as well as a support letter from you. If you have a teacher at your school who would benefit from this experience, whether an early career teacher in need of training and confidence, or a veteran in need of fresh ideas, please encourage them to apply. All information and the application form is found on the Bell Shakespeare website.
- Applications close: Monday 27 November 2017, 5pm
- Successful applicants notified by: Monday 11 December 2017
- Dates of Professional Learning at Bell HQ: 2–5 March 2017 (Group 1), 16–19 March 2017 (Group 2)
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