Thursday, August 20, 2015

Register for the 52nd Annual Institute

Salvete, socii!

I hope this summer finds you well and has been one of rest and rejuvenation. While many of us have not had to “go to work” each day in July and August, we all well know an educator’s work is never done. Summer can be a time of peace and relaxation, but it is also a time of reflection and,  hopefully, inspiration. As vacation winds down I get enthusiastic for the fresh start of the new school year; I also look forward to the CAES Annual Institute that is just around the corner.

The 52nd Annual Institute, Vitae Sal Amicitia,will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Syracuse (the Salt City), Thursday throughSaturday, October 22-24, 2015. Our planning committee has put together an outstanding program, with a variety of presentations for Classics educators of all capacities. New this year will be the “Hands On” series of workshops. Inspired by the feedback of our previous attendees, these workshops are designed to let participants get to work on things they can bring back to the classroom and use. Facilitators will present a very specific tech topic (e.g., Edmodo in the Latin Classroom), and participants can use their own laptop, tablet or phone to start creating materials and activities. Attendees in the past have also asked for more “unstructured” time for collaborating and sharing. To that end we have set aside two hours on Friday afternoon, prior to the banquet. People will have the opportunity to explore Syracuse on their own, have some down time, or continue working with colleagues on those things that have inspired them.

Thank you for visiting the CAES website. Please consider subscribing for an automatic alert when information is updated (use the "follow CAES by e-mail" box on the right side of this page). A detailed program will be posted in September, and,  if you subscribe to updates, you will receive it in your inbox. In addition, registration and payment may be made via the website. We look forward to seeing you at the Institute! 

Sincerely —

Michael Kutny, President

P.S. To reserve a room at The Crowne Plaza - Syracuse with the CAES conference rate you must call the hotel directly at 315-479-7000. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Latin Position: The Bronx

The Bronx School of Law and Finance, a small high school of approximately 430 in New York City, is searching for a creative, dynamic, caring educator to work with its diverse population of learners. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Jessica Goring, Principal:

Monday, August 10, 2015

There Is a Shortage of Certified Latin Teachers: Please Spread the Word!

Ronnie Ancona and Kathleen Durkin, in the Society for Classical Studies' Amphora, write:

There is a shortage of certified Latin teachers in the United States. Latin teaching positions at the precollegiate level sometimes cannot be filled for lack of qualified applicants. In New York State, for example, where we both teach, in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014, Latin was named specifically as a language with a teacher shortage by the United States Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education ( Not filling a Latin position can result in one of several negative outcomes: the end of a Latin program, the inability to start one, or difficulty with sustaining one. None of these situations is good for maintaining strength in classics at the precollegiate level, where many of our students are first introduced to their excitement about our field. 

They go on to share additional information and data, and make suggestions for helping promote Latin teaching as a viable career, not just a vocation. Click the link below to read the full article: