Sunday, November 25, 2012

Paideia Institute - 2013 Living Latin & Greek Programs

2013 Programming in Latin and Greek

For more information on all programs, visit


Living Latin in NYC is a two-day conference on Spoken Latin in the heart of New York City.   The conference will offer opportunities to practice spoken Latin in various contexts under the guidance of expert moderators.  It will also include talks in English on various aspects of spoken Latin including pedagogical methods to incorporate it into the classroom.  No experience speaking Latin is necessary to attend. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Conventiculum Latinum - July 17-24

Conventiculum Latinum,
Annual Workshop for Spoken Latin to be held In Lexington at the University of
Kentucky from 17–24 July 2013.

These summer workshops have become internationally known for providing a stimulating occasion in which participants can live for an extended period of time in an all-Latin environment, speaking and hearing no language but Latin.  In 2013, the Conventiculum Lexintoniense will celebrate its seventeenth consecutive year.  From the inception of the Conventiculum to the present time its organizers have been, and are still refining, revising and adding to the Conventiculum’s range of activities - all with a view to enhancing the experience of those who take part.  First-time participants and people new to spoken Latin are especially welcome, and the Conventiculum features special sessions designed with these people in mind.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Vergilian Society Tours - Summer 2013

The Vergilian Society has several Summer 2013 tours which may be of interest to Latin teachers. The tours are listed below (click "read more"). For additional information and details about each tour, please visit the Society's website:

Monday, November 12, 2012

Latin Vacancy - NYC - Cathedral School of St. John the Divine

The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine is looking for a full-time leave replacement Latin position.  The person will teach two sections of sixth grade, two of seventh, and two of eighth.  The sixth grade classes meet twice in a six-day cycle, while the seventh and eighth grade classes meet four times in the cycle.  It is a total of 20 class meetings in the six days.  We estimate that the position will last from six-12 weeks, and it will start on Monday, November 19.

The text is Jenney's First Year Latin, and it is used for all three years.

For more information or to apply, please contact Kevin Roth, Head of Upper School at or at 212-316-7578.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

From the 2012 Institute: Caesar Coniuratus

Tom Hayes writes,

"This is a talk given at the CAES meeting by Chris Choquette, a student of Hans Mueller at Union. It is a very concise overview of Caesarean background info and people wondered whether we couldn't post it on the website."

Here is the link to the wonderful paper that Chris Choquette presented:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Immediate Part-Time Opening - Pelham Middle School

Pelham (NY) Middle School seeks a certified Latin teacher for two 7th Grade classes. The position will be open as early as November, or December at the latest. The first class begins at 9:46 and ends at 10:27. The second runs from 11:14 to 11:55. Our school year ends in June. We use Ecce Romani I.

Please contact the principal, Dr. Robert Roelle, at, or 
914-738-8190 ext. 1195.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute


Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute is a nonprofit organization
founded in 2000. Its mission is to support Classical Studies,
particularly on the elementary and middle school levels. We kick off
the fall with a creative writing contest, unique workshops for Latin
teachers, and an engaging magazine! Visit for
plenty more happenings!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

2012 Institute Registration

The 2012 Institute begins October 4th! Registration for CAES members is $50.00. Please register in person at the Institute.

Roman Comedy Videos

I'm writing to let CAES know that the videotaped scenes from the 2012 NEH Summer Institute on Roman comedy (held at UNC Chapel Hill) are now on-line:

We have twenty altogether, of which five are in Latin (& they are superb).  I thought that CAES members and their students might enjoy checking them out.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Register Online for the Fall Institute

Register for the Institute

Registration for CAES members is $50.00. This year for the first time you may register, and pay, online! If you prefer to complete your registration via the postal service, that is also an option.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Proposed Schedule for Fall Institute

Below is the proposed schedule for the CAES Fall Institute (Oct. 5-6), held in New York City in conjunction with the Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS) which will offer concurrent sessions open to all registrants.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Latin Opening - New Rochelle School District

New Rochelle School District is looking for a middle school Latin
teacher. This is a full time-tenure track position working at both
middle schools. The position requires teaching Latin grades 6 to 8. The
applicant must be certified in Latin and be willing to travel between
the two middle schools. Applicants must apply at OLAS and can also send
resume to Juan C. Méndez, World Language Supervisor K-12:

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Latin Opening - Bronx School of Law and Finance

The Bronx School of Law and Finance, a small unscreened public school in New York City, seeks a certified Latin teacher for 9th grade introductory Latin for the 2012-2013 school year.  The text used is Ecce Romani, but development of original materials to meet the needs of diverse learners, including  students with special needs, is strongly encouraged.  Please forward a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Principal Dr. Jessica Goring: Interviews commence immediately.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Fall Institute Update

The fall institute will take place in conjunction with the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, October 4-6. The final prices for meals and such are still being negotiated, but since it is in NYC, I want to encourage you to make arrangements for your stay.

Friday, July 20, 2012

American Academy in Rome - Rome Prize 2013

Competition Deadline: 1 November 2012
Extended Deadline: 15 November 2012*

The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the Rome Prize competition.  One of the leading overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities, the Academy offers up to thirty fellowships for periods ranging from six months to two years.

Rome Prize winners reside at the Academy’s eleven-acre center in Rome and receive room and board, a study or studio, and a stipend.  Stipends for six-month fellowships are $14,500 and stipends for eleven-month fellowships are $27,000.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Online M.Ed. in Latin Program

The University of North Carolina, Greensboro now offers an all-online M.Ed. degree in Latin. It is a part-time program designed for Latin teachers who already have obtained initial licensure. The program concentrates on the study of Latin language and literature, with additional study in the areas of history, classical civilization, and professional education.

Monday, June 25, 2012

CAES Summer Get-Together at Skidmore

Sponte tua! CAES Summer Get-Together

Skidmore College, Saratoga
Noon, Monday June 25
through 5 p.m. June 27

CAES would like to invite all its members and friends to gather and grow in a relaxed atmosphere this summer. Our plan is to provide an opportunity for everyone to share their ideas and learn from each other informally and/or in some more organized fashion.  Think Latin summer camp where the participants set the agenda.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

2012 APA Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the Precollegiate Level

The Joint Committee on the Classics in American Education invites nominations for the 2012 APA Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the Precollegiate Level. Thanks to a very generous gift to the APA’s Gatekeeper to Gateway Campaign for the Future of Classics from Daniel and Joanna Rose, the amounts to be awarded have been increased substantially. Up to two winners will receive a certificate of award and a cash prize of $500. In addition, each winner’s institution will receive $200 to purchase educational resources selected by the winner. The winners will be announced at both the APA Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA in January 2013 and the ACL Institute in June 2013, and winners may select the meeting at which they wish to receive the award.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Conventiculum Buffaloniense - June 27-29, 2012

The registration deadline has been extended to June 1st (this Friday)!  Don’t miss this final opportunity to share in this unique and enjoyable learning experience.  You will find the registration form at the  Conventiculum website.  You may also e-mail Neil Coffee with registration information and any questions as they may arise.  (

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Latin Vacancy - Niskayuna High School

Niskayuna High School has a 0.6 Latin position (three Latin classes). Interested candidates should apply by June 1 through the OLAS link at this site:

If candidates have further inquiries please contact:

Edward Alston, Director of Foreign languages
Niskayuna Central School District
1626 Balltown Rd. 
Niskayuna, New York 12309

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Latin Teachers Sought for The Brooklyn Latin School

The Brooklyn Latin School (TBLS) is one of New York City’s eight specialized (i.e. exam) high schools, offering a classical, liberal arts education. A replication of the prestigious Boston Latin School, TBLS was founded in 2006, and all of its upper class students are enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, a challenging two-year course of study widely recognized by the world’s leading universities. We are presently seeking results-oriented teachers who exhibit effective leadership, thorough content knowledge, a reflective nature, a strong work ethic, and an appreciation for the discipline of teaching.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Summer Course: 21st Century Technology in the Latin Classroom

Dates: July 2—July 6, 2012

Integrating technology in the Latin classroom is a powerful way to increase student achievement and augment engagement.  This weeklong workshop will address the many ways that current technology can enhance and enliven the Latin classroom.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of technologies that are valuable additions to both the elementary and advanced Latin curriculum. The workshop will address methods and tools for building vocabulary, teaching language skills, and integrating history and culture.  The focus will be on using free or inexpensive web-based tools (Prezi, the Google suite, Popplet, social networks, animoto etc.) that work on various computing platforms to create media-rich lessons.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

2012 Summer/Fall AP Workshops - Caesar & Vergil

There will be 4 Caesar and/or Vergil AP workshops offered this summer at various locations: July 8-13; July 15-20; July 22-27; July 29-August 2. In addition, one fall workshop on Caesar is also available (weekends, September-November).

Peruse the list below, and contact Jill Crooker for more information.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

JCL Fall Festival 2012

Mark your calendars! The annual JCL Fall Festival will be held at Albion High School on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Beware the Ides of March!

Or celebrate them in Latin class! What activities do you do in your Latin class in honor of this important date in Roman history?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New CAES Newsletter is Now Available

Eugepae!!  The first digital version of the CAES Newsletter is now available!

Please forward to Ellyn Bibik ( or Joanne Melton ( any news you have for future newsletters.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week - March 5-9, 2012

National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week asks as many educators as possible across the nation (and beyond!) to find one day to talk to their students about becoming secondary Latin teachers. NLTRW was created to address the Latin teacher shortage that we are facing in this country. The demand for Latin continues to grow, in great measure due to our own best efforts to raise awareness about the importance and richness of the study of Latin. Now that we have created the demand, it is time to create the teachers.  NLTRW is scheduled for the first full week in March, but if you cannot speak to your students that week due to testing or holidays or whatever, just pick another day of another week. The most important thing is to talk to your students about becoming teachers.  For more information, including ideas, free posters to download, and funding opportunities, point your browser to and click on the NLTRW link.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Conventiculum Buffaloniense - Spoken Latin Weekend - June 27-29, 2012

The University at Buffalo, SUNY (UB) Department of Classics will host a three-day spoken Latin workshop for Latin instructors and others interested in conversational Latin on the UB north campus from June 27-29, 2012.

The Conventiculum Buffaloniense offers an integrated, immersive experience in which participants practice speaking on a set of topics, then apply these skills through creative and engaging activities.  Topics are chosen for their suitability for beginning Latin speakers and utility in teaching settings.  A closing session will provide the opportunity for group discussion of active Latin pedagogy.  The

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Now Accepting Proposals for Annual Institute Workshops

The 2012 Annual Institute will be held in New York City on October 4-6. Planning of the Institute is well under way, and it is not too early to consider getting involved! If you are interested in putting on a workshop at the Institute, please submit your proposal online.