Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Latin Vacancies - Maspeth High School, NYC

POSITION: Latin Teacher (two positions available). We are presently seeking results-oriented teaching candidates who exhibit strong leadership, thorough content knowledge, a reflective nature, the capacity for teamwork, and an appreciation for the discipline of teaching.

DESCRIPTION: Maspeth High School is a new NYC DOE public high school, opened in September 2011, currently in its second year of operation (with grades 9 and 10). We offer a rigorous college preparatory education based in classical liberal arts and sciences with an interdisciplinary and humanities focus. Our instructional philosophy is that all knowledge is interrelated. Latin is currently the only foreign language offered at MHS (Ancient Greek anticipated for honors students in 2014), and students are expected to follow a prescribed 4-year curriculum in the language (including an anticipated AP course offering). Candidates may be required to teach any levels, following a curriculum based on the textbook Latin for the New Millennium.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in Latin/Classics, Masters preferred. Candidate must be NYS certified/certifiable, or eligible for NYS certification through reciprocity.

CONTACT: Send cover letter and CV to: jobs@maspethhighschool.org; CC: kdurkin@maspethhighschool.org.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Conventiculum Buffaloniense - June 26-28

Conventiculum Buffaloniense
Spoken Latin Weekend Workshop
June 26-28, 2013
University at Buffalo, SUNY

The University at Buffalo, SUNY (UB) Department of Classics will host its fifth annual three-day spoken Latin workshop from June 26-28, 2013.

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. The workshop welcomes anyone with the equivalent of two years or more of college Latin. Participants need not have any previous experience speaking Latin, though the workshop is also suitable for those with some speaking experience who want to improve their skills.