Friday, July 22, 2016

A Message from the President of CAES

Salvete, omnes! 

For Latin teachers and classicists of all levels, summer is a time for rejuvenation, and for those of us in the Empire State, so is the annual CAES Institute.

This year’s theme is Vis Unita Fortior, and this fall we’ll feel united and more powerful thanks to CAES board members Stacie Raucci and Hans-Friedrich Mueller as well as the entire Classics Department at Union College, who are hosting this year’s Institute on their lovely campus on October 28-29, 2016.

Several presentations, including the keynote by W. Jeffrey Tatum, will focus on Caesar, who is still relatively new to the AP syllabus. Other cultural and historical presentations include teaching the ancient environment, religion in the ancient world, Augustan Rome and The Godfather, and Diocletian. Pedagogical presentations will include scaffolding Caesar and other authors, Socratic seminars, how to build a vibrant Latin program, and spoken Latin in the classroom. (Visit the Annual Institute page for a full description of each presentation.)

To minimize hotel expenses and time out of the classroom, the schedule this year has been streamlined. Presentations will begin at 1pm on Friday, October 28, with the keynote address that evening, and continue through 3:30pm on Saturday, October 29.

Conference participants may begin reserving rooms at the Doubletree Hotel in Schenectady anytime from now until October 7, 2016. Call the hotel directly (518-393-4141) to make your reservation and to ensure that you receive the group rate of $159.00 a night. Be certain to mention that you are with the Classical Association of the Empire State group or give the group code: CAE.

On our website please find a list of the presentations, a schedule, a registration form, and a membership form. If this is your first Institute, you are eligible for the Donna Caldwell Scholarship to help defray some of your expenses. The presentations will be wide-ranging and superb. We on the CAES board look forward to seeing you there! 

Ex animo,

John Mooney, President

Middle School Latin Position - Bronx

Horace Mann School's Middle Division is looking for a full time Latin teacher to assume primary responsibiity for teaching portions of Latin 1, in sequence, to students in Grades 6, 7 and 8. A master's degree is preferred but not required. Previous teaching experience preferred but not required.

Contact person: Robin Ann Ingram, Middle Division Head
718-432-3929
Fax: 718-432-3603
Email: robin_ingram@horacemann.org

Horace Mann School
231 West 246th Street
Bronx, New York 10471

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Latin Vacancy - Manhattan

Mott Hall II is looking for a high-quality fully certified Latin teacher to teach grades 6-8. Mott Hall II is a small, nurturing, collaborative learning community serving a diverse population of 6th through 8th graders on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Mott Hall II is a wonderful community and we pride ourselves on our amazing teaching staff; we are equally looking for quality candidates who can meet or exceed our high expectations. Interested candidates should be motivated, collaborative, energetic and willing to align their teaching practices to Mott Hall II's instructional philosophy.

Qualified candidates should direct their questions, resume and cover letter to Assistant Principal Marciarie Rodriguez at mrodriguez@motthall2.org

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

CCS Latin Students Recieve Grant to Visit Cloisters and Metropolitan Museums



On March 29, 38 Cambridge Central School Latin II-AP students ventured to the Cloisters Museum as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, both in New York City.  Students are grateful to the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, which provided a grant of $600 to subsidize the transportation and admissions expenses of the trip.
 
They received a guided tour of the Cloisters, which has works of art and artifacts from Late Antiquity as well as the Medieval and early Renaissance periods.  Most of these are massively influenced by Roman culture. Particularly featured on the tour was architecture, especially that of Romanesque and Gothic periods.
Next the group visited the Greek, Roman, and Egyptian galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In Latin IV and AP this year students are reading Caesar. Also, they read Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra: A Life, so a visit to these galleries, which are indispensable in understanding Caesar and the Romans, are also crucial in reimagining Cleopatra and her realm.

Seeing authentic artwork from antiquity, especially after having researched it beforehand, is a stimulating way to engage students with Latin. Omnes se oblectaverunt! (Everyone had a good time!)