Friday, May 20, 2016

Part-Time Latin Position, New Rochelle

The Ursuline School--a private college preparatory school for girls, 6-12--is seeking a middle/high school teacher with experience and enthusiasm to teach our programmed study of Latin and Latin literature, and to examine with students the elements of Classical civilization: its history, culture, mythology, literature, and art.

For further information, see our school web site at ursulinenewrochelle.org

Please submit a cover letter and resume to employment@ursulinenewrochelle.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!) 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Summer AP Workshops

Jill Crooker will be facilitating the following AP workshops this summer.
 
Taft School, Watertown, CT
July 11-15, 2016
C Week:  AP LATIN: What does the Aeneid have to do with Bellum Gallicum?
 
Taft School, Watertown, CT
July 25-29, 2016
E Week:  AP LATIN: CAESAR and Multiple Choice
 
St Joseph College, Standish, Maine
July 18-22, 2016
 
Scroll down for more information on each workshop.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Latin Position: Amherst Central High School

Amherst Central High School is looking for a .6 Latin teacher (dual certification if possible).  This is a unique opportunity to assume a mature Latin program and Latin Club at a high performing HS in Western NY.  Application deadline is April 30th.   

Please apply to www.amherstschools.org and send a resume to gpigeon@amherstschools.org 

Gregory Pigeon
Principal
Amherst Central High School                         
4301 Main Street
Amherst, New York 14226
(716)362-8190 fax 836-4972

Education Week Article: Can Latin Help Younger Students Build Vocabulary?

Education Week has an interesting article on using Latin and Greek roots with elementary students to help build vocabulary, and even boost beginner readers' skills.

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/04/13/can-latin-help-younger-students-build-vocabulary.html?cmp=eml-enl-tu-news3