Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Updated Institute Program / Announcements

Official Program
The Annual Institute program has gone to print, but if you would like an electronic copy (PDF) please follow this link:

Seal of Biliteracy
Here's an addition to the program about a topic that's been getting a lot of attention recently: at the Lunch and Business Meeting on Saturday, October 29, 11:30am-1pm, there will be a brief overview of NYS Seal of Biliteracy by Ricardo Constantino, Associate Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages, New York State Education Department.

Friday Board Meeting - Room Change
The Friday morning board meeting has been moved to room 102 in Lamont (not 002).

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Annual Institute Update - Late Registration & Parking

Next Friday, 10/28, marks the start of the 53rd Annual Institute! If you have not registered, but intend to attend, please register ASAP. You may also register in person when you arrive at Union College. Visit the Annual Institute page for program and registration information. At this point you will be unable to attend the banquet or the other meals; however, you will be able to participate in the workshops themselves.

For your convenience, we have posted a copy of a map of the Union College Campus. This notes the parking lots, buildings, etc. If you are attending the CAES Board Meeting on Friday morning, please park in the lot on Seward and Nott. Click here to view a map of the campus with this lot highlighted. The board meeting will be held in Lamont, room 002.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

CAAS Grants for High School Students

December 15th deadline

The Classical Association of the Atlantic States announces the availability of grants to high school students who wish to participate in a program that enriches their educational experience and deepens their connection to Classics.

Eligibility: Open to all high school students enrolled in grades 9-12 residing or attending school full-time within the CAAS region. The project must be concluded before grantees begin their post-secondary education. Up to three grants will be awarded annually with each award having a maximum of $5000. The total amount of all awards will not exceed $10,000 annually. A one-year membership to CAAS will be awarded to the winners’ recommending teachers for the next membership year. For more on RESOURCE, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND PROGRAM GRANTS through CAAS, please visit http://caas-cw.org/wp/caas/grants/

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Annual Institute Registration Update

The Annual Institute kicks off later this month! We have a great program lined up (click here to view a copy of the schedule), and are very excited to be back at Union College. Please visit the Annual Institute page for information regarding the hotel, Institute registration, and more. We look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Annual Institute Update

Tempus fugit! If you haven't registered for the 53rd Annual Institute there is still time. This year’s theme is Vis Unita Fortior, and in the spirit of unity the Classics Department of Union College is hosting this year’s Institute on their lovely campus on October 28-29, 2016.

Presentations will begin at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 28, with the keynote address that evening, and continue through 3:30 pm on Saturday, October 29.

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 the full program.

Conference participants may reserve rooms at the Doubletree Hotel in Schenectady anytime 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.

Please register for the Annual Institute by Friday, October 7th.

Nota Bene: If this is your first Institute, you are eligible for the Donna Caldwell Scholarship to help defray some of your expenses.