Sunday, July 20, 2014

Register Online for the 2014 Annual Institute

Registration forms will be in the mail soon, but you can register online for the 51st Annual Institute right now! You may also remit payment online via PayPal, or if you prefer, you can still mail a check. Please visit the Institute page on the CAES website for more information. We look forward to seeing you in Albany in October.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Latin Teacher Vacancy at John Brown High School, Flushing Queens

John Brown High School is seeking a New York State Certified teacher in Latin Grades 7-12. The teacher would join a small learning community delivering service to screened students in a S.T.E.M. Program at John Bowne High School. For further information please contact Marc Einsohn, Assistant Principal of Foreign Language at or Felicia Bifulco, Assistant Principal of S.T.E.M. at

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Registration for the 2014 Institute Will Be Available Soon!

It might still be summer, but that's the perfect time to register for the Annual Institute. The online registration system will be available soon. You will be able to register and submit payment through the website, and have everything taken care of long before you have to start thinking about the new school year. In the meantime, please check out our Institute page for information on the program, as well as hotel accommodations.

We look forward to seeing you in Albany this October. 

Homer's Odyssey via LEGOs

Whether you or your students are fans of the Odyssey, or LEGOs, this is an impressive feat! Check out what a group of Lego master builders did when they decided to depict many of the events in Homer's Odyssey:

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Come Celebrate 50 Years of CAES at the 2014 Annual Institute

Salvete, socii!

Eugepae! Fifty years of CAES — a salute to June Stillwell, our first President, and the myriad of distinguished others who originally gathered as CAES.  It was 1964 and I was just beginning my “career” in Latin as an eighth grade student in Miss Perry’s classroom in Rome, New York (imagine that, a Latin teacher from Rome!).  I eventually made my way into the classrooms of other legendary classicists, like Mary Goggin, Lois Williams,  Hans Pohlsander, Richard Gascoyne, each one an inspiration for my own legendary classroom.

Fifty years have passed and the rationale for CAES is stronger and more relevant.  Without the expertise and perseverance of  CAES members, navigating APPR, SLOs, LATs, and Common Core Curriculum would have been less productive and even more meaningless. I have never known a professional group that supports its own in a more profound way. And the future of CAES is apparent. It is exciting to observe the new crop of teachers who utilize all sorts of digital material to truly connect with their millennial students. They are the members who will carry CAES the next fifty years.

I encourage you to join us as we celebrate fifty years. You will find all the information you need on the CAES website and you can subscribe for an automatic alert when information is updated.  The  2014 Annual Institute, Perge Modo, will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Albany/SUNY Area, on Washington Avenue in Albany, October 24–26. We invite anyone interested in speaking at the conference to submit a proposal via the website. The Institute offers a variety of presentations for enrichment and personal interest as well as workshops on trending teaching methods.  This year a narrated motor coach tour of  Albany’s classical architecture is also included.

We look forward to seeing you in October!  Sincerely —

         Ellyn Bibik, Vice President