The English Department at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is offering a summer institute, “Teaching Drama (without fear)”, for English language arts teachers July 10-13, 2017. Drama is a genre particularly well-suited to classroom study and yet often neglected, perhaps because language arts and English teachers have not always studied drama in much detail. This summer institute is designed to increase teachers’ confidence and resources in reading, analyzing, teaching, and critiquing drama from the Western tradition—both European and American. A community of teachers and learners, the institute promotes curiosity and inquiry and offers mentorship from experts in drama, the English language, and pedagogy.

Each day offers a morning workshop/lecture that gives background and raises questions to consider about the day’s topic. The afternoon session involves participants in a hands-on activity appropriate for classroom use.

The cost for the four-day institute is $825 and provides 20 hours of professional development, covers a wide range of topics, and is taught by TCNJ faculty. For registration, go to

For more information contact George Hefelle at 609-771-2540 or email or visit

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