Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NYS JCL Certamen Tournament

Pittsford Mendon High School in Pittsford, NY, will host a Certamen Tournament for the New York State Junior Classical League on April 18, from 1:00pm - 7:00pm.

The total cost of the event will be $10.00 which includes the food (light dinner of pizza, salad, and drinks), awards, and participation in the Certamen Tournament. Reservations and money must be postmarked no later than April 10. Checks should be made payable to Pittsford Mendon High School.

NYJCL nominations/elections for State Officers will be held at the very beginning of the event.  Ballots will be cast during dinner and winners will be announced at the end of the awards assembly.

Please click here to download the registration information.

Constructing Trajan's Column

National Geographic has an amazing stop-motion video that shows how Trajan's Column may have been constructed. Fascinating!

Thank you to CAES member Lynn Smith (Pittsford) for sending this our way.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tirones Webinar: Preparing Students for the A.P. Exam

March 23: Translating Literally

In this webinar Jill Crooker will focus on literal translation in terms of how it will be scored on the exam as well as how literal translation will be tested in multiple choice. Teachers are encouraged to use these scoring methods in their instruction of Latin from earliest years onward. If this is new to you, you can implement the practice in the final month before the exam. We will look at 1 Caesar passage & 1 Vergil passage and break each down into meaningful units. This should help students see how accurate they need to be in May.

AP Latin Summer Institutes

AP Latin teachers and teachers of all advanced Latin programs might be interested in the following three week-long experiences:

Request for Proposals for the Annual Institute

CAES is actively planning the 52nd Annual Institute, to be held in Syracuse at the Crowne Plaza, October 22-24, 2015. Please consider sharing your knowledge and expertise with your colleagues by presenting at the Institute. Whether you teach Latin to 6th graders or classics to graduate students, the Institute may have a place for you! Please submit your proposal via our online form located here: