Category: General Classics

AP Latin at Taft

Along with her offerings at St. Joseph’s in Standish, Maine, Jill Crooker is offering two courses at Taft School in Connecticut. See below for the descriptions, and learn more from Taft’s own website. Basics of Teaching the AP Latin course – July 8-13 Some of the questions on the Facebook AP Latin Teachers site during the past year were: how to… Read more →

Sailing on the Wine-Dark Sea of Greek History by Mary Papoutsy

Mary Papoutsy, Maine Classical Association alum, will be giving a talk at the University of Southern Maine on Thursday, March 22, at 7 pm, titled “Genealogical Sleuthing in Greece: Sailing on the Wind-Dark Sea of Greek History”. According to the spring newsletter from the Hellenic Society of Maine, “Mary Papoutsy will discuss the American sources of information needed to launch… Read more →

Maine JCL in the News

The Maine JCL made the Portland Press Herald this past weekend, albeit with the sad news that Chevrus is cutting its Latin program (in favor of putting kids in front of a computer?). Personal comment: low Latin enrollment is not a sign of education evolution. There are plenty of healthy, strong programs that are evolving with education, like Gardiner, Sacopee Valley,… Read more →

Summer Immersion Programs 2016

Stephen Farrand has crafted a list of summer immersion programs for classicists. If you have any to add to this list, please send me a note! Here we go: http://expressfluency.com/product/latin-teacher-training/ http://www.latin.org/programs/rusticatio/tironum/ http://www.latin.org/programs/rusticatio/veteranorum/ http://www.latin.org/programs/pedagogy/ https://mcl.as.uky.edu/conventiculum-latinum https://www.umb.edu/academics/caps/summer_programs/institutes/latinbysea http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20033/classical_studies/61/teacher_workshops http://www.wyomingcatholiccollege.com/about-wcc/summer/conventiculum/index.aspx http://classics.avemaria.edu/polis_greek_and_latin (near Naples, FL) In Europe, there is: http://www.lvpa.de/index.php (they haven’t posted place and dates for the summer seminar yet. In Poland, the Czech Republic,… Read more →

Roman Daily Life Summer Seminar

The National Endowment for the Humanities is offering a three week summer seminar for k-12 teachers on Roman daily life, focusing on Petronius’ Satyricon and Pompeii. This runs from July 18 – August 5, and the NEH will provide teachers with a $2700 stipend to cover the living and food expenses (estimated at $1500), and then some. The seminar will be… Read more →