Monday, September 19, 2005

ACTFL in Baltimore

This is another PSA for the east-coasters. It just landed in my mailbox from Latinteach. Also, my apologies for not posting much lately. I've just been getting busier and busier.

November 18-20, 2005
Hyatt Regency &
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Houses of Mortals and Gods: Latin Literature in Context

Friday, November 18, 2005, 10:15:00 AM - 11:30:00 AM in 328 Convention Center
Presenters: Sr. Therese Marie Dougherty (organizer), Elizabeth Gephardt, Alana Lukes, Ann Rader, Vikki Rhodes

Using Vitruvius, panelists will discuss the domus and insula of ancient Rome, then move to a discussion of the triclinium and Roman dining customs based on Martial. An excerpt from the Res Gestae will accompany the creation of a live model of the Ara Pacis reliefs, with audience participation.

Novus Ordo Seclorum: America's Classical Traditions

Friday, November 18, 2005, 11:30:00 PM - 2:45:00 PMin 332 Convention Center

Presenters: Gregory Staley (organizer), Deborah Carter, Sue Comstock, Mary Catherine Moshos, and Vanessa Zeiner.

Although America was never part of the Roman empire, Rome has shaped the appearance of Washington, given us a political vocabulary, and provided spectacles for Hollywood. Participants from an NEH workshop at the University of Maryland will help Latin teachers bring these traditions to life in their classrooms.

What About Those Crazy Myths? Alternative Readings of Mythology

Friday, November 18, 2005, 4:45:00 PM - 6:00:00 PM in 324 Convention Center

Presenter: Cheryl Ann Ewing, Oakcrest School

Students often find mythology interesting but incredible and they often how anyone could believe these stories. This workshop will attempt to present mythology in light of work current being done in this field that gives different readings to these ancient stories and present teachers with tools for classroom use.

Technology Taking Latin (and other languages) into the 21st Century

Saturday, November 19, 2005, 9:45:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM in 331 Convention Center

Presenter: David Volk:, Fargo Public Schools

Participants will be exposed to some of latest in technologies that can enhance foreign language learning. The three technology devices are the Smart Board, CPS System remotes, and Kartouche software.

Promoting the Lesser Taught Languages: Sharing the Latin Experience

Sunday, November, 20, 2005, 8:00:00 AM - 9:15:00 AM in 302 Convention Center

Tom Sienkewicz, Paul Weiss, Sally Davis, and Joe Troncale

Latin teachers will share with teachers of other foreign languages some of their recent experiences and techniques in promoting the study of Latin after its decline in the 1960's. The purpose of this session is to show how foreign language teachers can work together to promote diverse foreign language study.

Some Pedagogical Models from the Latin Classroom

Sunday, November, 20, 2005, 9:45 AM - 11:00:00 AM in 349 Convention Center

Presenters: Bee English: Creativity with Catullus (20 minutes)

Lillian Doherty: A Study Tour to Discover the Classical Tradition in Europe (20 minutes)

Ann Renzy McClean: Putting the Onus on the Student and Other Efficient Ways to Manage the Overcrowded Classroom (20 minutes)


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