Tuesday, March 17, 2015

AP Latin Summer Institutes

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


1)  The Taft School, Watertown, CT
15C07 AP LATIN: THE AENEID WORKS WITH CAESAR
Dates: July 13 —July 17, 2015
The intent of this workshop is to lead you through all of Vergil's Aeneid in the AP Latin syllabus.  Attention will be given to teaching strategies for writing analytical essays that integrate the Vergil text with the de Bello Gallico in the syllabus. In this regard, we will develop a list of as many themes as possible for the two authors as well as suggestions about integrating the concept of themes into instruction.  We will score student essay questions from the 2015 exam. Although the focus is upon essays, we will develop short answer questions and look at steps to improve literal translation as well. Additionally, we will discuss strategies for how to write essay questions, how to pair Vergil passages with Caesar passages, Themes and Essential Questions, contextualization and how it enhances class instruction, as well as the importance of Grammar & Syntax in your instruction. You will leave with classroom ready materials. Bring your texts and a laptop computer.

2)  The Taft School, Watertown, CT
15E06 AP LATIN: CAESAR AND THEMES
Dates: July 27 —July 31, 2015
Teaching De Bello Gallico with an eye toward the Aeneid:  the intent of this workshop is to lead teachers through all of Caesar's De Bello Gallico in the AP Latin syllabus. 
Attention will be given to teaching strategies for writing analytical essays and developing short answer questions.  We will develop a list of themes from the Caesar passages and pair them, where possible, with lines from Vergil. We will score student essays and short answer questions from 2015.
What is unique about this workshop is that participants will have the opportunity to sit in on a number of sessions of Lynne West’s workshop, 21st Century Technology In the Latin Classroom.  In their final project, participants can integrate what they have learned about the AP Caesar course with the use of a new technology tool.
Additionally, we will discuss how to integrate technology, visuals, and online resources into your course, contextualization and how it enhances class instruction, as well as the importance of grammar & syntax in your instruction. You will leave with classroom ready materials. Bring your texts and a laptop computer.

3)  St. Joseph College, Standish, ME
Dates: July 20 —July 24, 2015
Teaching the Aeneid  with an eye toward Caesar:  The intent of this weeklong workshop is to lead teachers through all of Vergil's Aeneid in the AP Latin syllabus.  Attention will be given to teaching strategies for writing analytical essays that integrate the Vergil text with the de Bello Gallico in the syllabus. In this regard we will develop a list of as many themes as possible for the two authors as well as suggestions about integrating essential questions into classroom instruction.  We will score student essay questions from 2013-2015. Although the focus is upon essays, we will develop some short answer questions and look at steps to improve literal translation as well. This is the workshop from which teachers will leave with classroom ready materials. Bring your texts and a laptop computer or a flash drive.
Initial topics for discussion:  
                Strategies for writing analytical essays (and how to write essay questions)
                How to integrate visuals and online resources
                Themes and Essential Questions
                What is contextualization?
                Terminology: Grammar & Syntax and their importance in instruction
                Literal Translation:  how literal is literal?
                Course and Exam Description
                Equity and Access

For any and all questions or more information contact jmcrooker@aol.com.

Instructor: Jill Crooker, Educational Consultant, Pittsford, NY