Thursday, November 14, 2013

Summer AP Latin Institutes

This summer new AP Latin Institutes are being held! One institute, "AP Latin: Translation & Multiple Choice," will be offered three times in three different locations. The other, "AP Latin: Essays & Short Answers," will only be offered once, at The Taft School in Watertown, CT. For people interested in taking both institutes, they will be offered on consecutive weeks (B and C weeks) at The Taft School. Read on for more information.


AP Latin:  Translation & Multiple Choice


Offered 3 times:
·         St. John Fisher College, Pittsford, NY:  June 30-July 3
·         The Taft School, Watertown, CT:  July 6-11 (B Week)
·         St. Joseph College, Standish, ME: July 20-25

 You have not attended this workshop before.  We will translate large portions of both the Aeneid and De Bello Gallico.  In addition, each participant will bring a passage from a sight author for which he/she will develop questions.  We will write questions for both sight passages and syllabus passages.  The more students work with multiple choice, the less intimidating Part 1 is. Throughout the week teachers will have the opportunity to share what works for them, what areas of the course instruction are problematic, and how they view the resourses available on the AP Latin Home Page:

   Initial topics for discussion:  

·         Course and Exam Description Document
·         Reading at Sight (and where to find passages/write questions)
·         Strategies for writing analytical essays (and how to write essay questions)
·         How to integrate visuals, online resources and iTunes U
·         Themes and Essential Questions
·         What is contextualization?
·         Curricular Requirements for the Course Audit
·         Terminolgy: Grammar & Syntax and their importance in instruction
·         Literal Translation:  how literal is literal?
·         Vocabulary learning and retention
·         The Online Community
·         Equity and Access

Both new and experienced AP Teachers will benefit from the week; the topics are flexible and designed to meet the specific needs of the teachers present.  Participants will leave the week with a wealth of resources.  For further information, contact Jill Crooker at jmcrooker@aol.com
  

 

AP Latin:  Essays and Short Answers

The Taft School, Watertown, CT: July 13-18 (C Week)

This week is in-depth and new for everyone.  We will focus on the classroom threads of discussion of Latin text that lead to effective writing of analytical essays.  We will devote much time to developing lists of lines from the Aeneid and portions from De Bello Gallico that might be compared.

    Topics for discussion:  
·         Course and Exam Description Document (Which portions are particularly helpful.)
·         Sight authors which teachers should access
·         Strategies for writing analytical essays (and how to write essay questions)
·         How to integrate visuals, online resources and iTunes U
·         Themes and Essential Questions
·         What is contextualization?
·         Curricular Requirements for the Course Audit
·         Terminolgy: Grammar & Syntax and their importance in instruction
·         Literal Translation:  how literal is literal?
·         Vocabulary learning and retention
·         The Online Community
·         Equity and Access 

We will translate significant portions of the syllabus lines from both Vergil and Caesar and develop a chronology of passages that have some relationship to one another.  In addition,7-8 types of questions which require short answers will also be an important part of our week. Participants will leave the week with a wealth of resources.  For further information, contact Jill Crooker at jmcrooker@aol.com