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I am currently working on a new book to be published by Routledge in November 2012.  Transforming Teaching and Learning through Active Dramatic Approaches: Engaging Students Across the Curriculum.

In November 2011, at the annual conference in Chicago of the National Council of Teachers of English, I presented with four of the teachers in the Stand Up for Shakespeare Professional Development program: high school teachers, Megan Ballinger, David Hall, and Jessica Sharp, and middle school teacher, Jill Sampson.  Over 75 eager participants attended our presentation, 100 Ways to Teach Shakespeare.

At the same conference, I was a discussant for a presentation by Camille Cushman and Lorraine Gaugenbaugh: At the intersection of dramatic play, critical inquiry, and performance in third grade reading instruction: imagining new possibilities for English language learners performing literacy.  Camille graduated in Summer 2011, was my doctoral advisee, and conducted her dissertation in Lorraine’s 3rd grade classroom.

Lorraine Gaugenbaugh is another of the teachers in the Stand Up for Shakespeare Professional Development program.  She is currently teaching the undergraduate section of EDUTL Teaching & Learning with Drama: Introduction.