Saturday, October 29, 2016

Thank You for Sharing

The 2016 Annual Institute has wrapped up. Union College was incredibly welcoming to CAES and we had an amazing panel of presenters. To all who attended, presented, or sent in materials... maximas gratias! If you were a presenter and would like to share your materials, contact the CAES webmaster via e-mail (caesny@gmail.com) and we will post items to our file repository.

To view materials shared at this institute, and ones prior, find the CAES files and documents link on the left side of this website, or click here: http://goo.gl/Il5HO3

New York State Seal of Biliteracy

At Saturday’s CAES Business Meeting, Ricardo Constantino, from the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages at the New York State Education Department, presented about the New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB). Ricardo (a former Latin student of Judy Greenwood from Albany High School) led a discussion about how Latin students could earn the NYSSB. If your school/district is interested in participating in this program, the following links will provide more information:

NYS Seal of Biliteracy Homepage:
http://www.nysed.gov/bilingual-ed/schools/new-york-state-seal-biliteracy-nyssb

ACTFL - Seal of Biliteracy Guidelines:
https://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/SealofBiliteracyGuidelines_0.pdf

Ricardo is conducting a webinar on the Seal on December 14th at 4pm through NYSAFLT:
http://www.nysaflt.org/webinars/


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Updated Institute Program / Announcements

Official Program
The Annual Institute program has gone to print, but if you would like an electronic copy (PDF) please follow this link:
https://goo.gl/irvUUS

Seal of Biliteracy
Here's an addition to the program about a topic that's been getting a lot of attention recently: at the Lunch and Business Meeting on Saturday, October 29, 11:30am-1pm, there will be a brief overview of NYS Seal of Biliteracy by Ricardo Constantino, Associate Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages, New York State Education Department.

Friday Board Meeting - Room Change
The Friday morning board meeting has been moved to room 102 in Lamont (not 002).

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Annual Institute Update - Late Registration & Parking

Next Friday, 10/28, marks the start of the 53rd Annual Institute! If you have not registered, but intend to attend, please register ASAP. You may also register in person when you arrive at Union College. Visit the Annual Institute page for program and registration information. At this point you will be unable to attend the banquet or the other meals; however, you will be able to participate in the workshops themselves.

For your convenience, we have posted a copy of a map of the Union College Campus. This notes the parking lots, buildings, etc. If you are attending the CAES Board Meeting on Friday morning, please park in the lot on Seward and Nott. Click here to view a map of the campus with this lot highlighted. The board meeting will be held in Lamont, room 002.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

CAAS Grants for High School Students

The Classical Association of the Atlantic States announces the availability of grants to high school
students who wish to participate in a program that enriches their educational experience and deepens their connection to Classics.

Eligibility: Open to all high school students enrolled in grades 9-12 residing or attending school full-time within the CAAS region. The project must be concluded before grantees begin their post-secondary education. Up to three grants will be awarded annually with each award having a maximum of $5000. The total amount of all awards will not exceed $10,000 annually. A one-year membership to CAAS will be awarded to the winners’ recommending teachers for the next membership year.

December 15th deadline - http://caas-cw.org/wp/caas/grants-for-high-school-students/

Click here to download a PDF of the poster to print and post:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3uxiXKJcMqDWnY4WjNlMWZoR3c

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Annual Institute Registration Update

The Annual Institute kicks off later this month! We have a great program lined up (click here to view a copy of the schedule), and are very excited to be back at Union College. Please visit the Annual Institute page for information regarding the hotel, Institute registration, and more. We look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Annual Institute Update

Tempus fugit! If you haven't registered for the 53rd Annual Institute there is still time. This year’s theme is Vis Unita Fortior, and in the spirit of unity the Classics Department of Union College is hosting this year’s Institute on their lovely campus on October 28-29, 2016.

Presentations will begin at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 28, with the keynote address that evening, and continue through 3:30 pm on Saturday, October 29.

Several presentations, including the keynote by W. Jeffrey Tatum, will focus on Caesar, who is still relatively new to the AP syllabus. Other cultural and historical presentations include teaching the ancient environment, religion in the ancient world, Augustan Rome and The Godfather, and Diocletian. Pedagogical presentations will include scaffolding Caesar and other authors, Socratic seminars, how to build a vibrant Latin program, and spoken Latin in the classroom. Visit the Annual Institute page for the full program.

Conference participants may reserve rooms at the Doubletree Hotel in Schenectady anytime until October 7, 2016. Call the hotel directly (518-393-4141) to make your reservation and to ensure that you receive the group rate of $159.00 a night. Be certain to mention that you are with the Classical Association of the Empire State group or give the group code: CAE.

Please register for the Annual Institute by Friday, October 7th.

Nota Bene: If this is your first Institute, you are eligible for the Donna Caldwell Scholarship to help defray some of your expenses.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Shaker High School - Part-Time Latin Teacher Needed

Shaker High School (North Colonie Central School District) is looking for a .6 Latin teacher to teach Latin I, II & III. Please e-mail Galina Kats (gkats@ncolonie.org), the language department supervisor, for more information. The link to the official posting is listed below.

http://www.northcolonie.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Instructional_Posting_8-18-2016.pdf

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Call for Papers: The Cost of Freedom: Debt and Slavery

A conference in the Ethyle R. Wolfe Series on Classical Studies and the Contemporary World

May 19-20, 2017

Brooklyn College, City University of New York

October 31, 2016 deadline for submission of abstracts. Read on for additional information, or visit the conference website: https://debtandslavery.com/

Monday, August 22, 2016

53rd Annual Institute - Registration Reminder

The 53rd Annual Institute of the Classical Association of the Empire State will be held on October 28-29, 2016, at Union College. You may register and pay online, or via mail. Special hotel rates have been arranged with the Doubletree Hotel in Schenectady. Please visit the Annual Institute page for more information: http://www.caesny.org/p/annual-institute.html

Vergilian Society's 2017 Study Tour Program

Would you like to travel abroad? And to have help paying for it?
The Vergilian Society is offering exciting study tours in 2017 including “Northern Italy and Croatia,” “Latin Authors in Italy,” “Roman Britain,” and “Gladiators and Roman Spectacle”. These programs are specifically designed to benefit and appeal to teachers at all levels by providing them the opportunity to experience a rich variety of ancient sites to support their own understanding and teaching of the ancient world. See the full tour descriptions on the Vergilian Society website at http://www.vergiliansociety.org/2017-tours/

Almost $100,000 in scholarship money is available: http://www.vergiliansociety.org/tours/scholarships/



NLE New Latin Educators Scholarship

The National Latin Exam is excited to continue its New Latin Educators Scholarship. In keeping with the spirit of inspiring young people to enter the teaching profession, the NLE will give five $2000 scholarships in 2017 to high school seniors or college undergraduates who desire to teach Latin. These scholarships are renewable as long as the recipients are continuing to earn a degree in Latin or classical studies with the intent to teach Latin. Taking the National Latin Exam is not a requirement for this scholarship.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Part-Time Latin Vacancy, West Irondequoit

POSITION: GRADES 11-12, .2 LATIN 4. Can be flexible with hours if needed.
CREDENTIALS: New York State Certification
SALARY: Appropriate Placement on Teachers’ Salary Schedule
STARTING DATE: September 1, 2016
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Apply on-line at https://secure.myschooljobs.org/wirondequoit/jobs.cfm?job=501510&cat=2597&getjob=1

Consideration of a candidate’s application requires a complete file including:
o   Letter of Interest
o   Resume
o   Monroe County Professional Application
o   Certification Copy or TEACH Verification
o   Credentials/College Placement File (or 3 letters of recommendation)
o   College Transcripts (unofficial acceptable at this time)

APPLY BY: August 24, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

A Message from the President of CAES

Salvete, omnes! 

For Latin teachers and classicists of all levels, summer is a time for rejuvenation, and for those of us in the Empire State, so is the annual CAES Institute.

This year’s theme is Vis Unita Fortior, and this fall we’ll feel united and more powerful thanks to CAES board members Stacie Raucci and Hans-Friedrich Mueller as well as the entire Classics Department at Union College, who are hosting this year’s Institute on their lovely campus on October 28-29, 2016.

Several presentations, including the keynote by W. Jeffrey Tatum, will focus on Caesar, who is still relatively new to the AP syllabus. Other cultural and historical presentations include teaching the ancient environment, religion in the ancient world, Augustan Rome and The Godfather, and Diocletian. Pedagogical presentations will include scaffolding Caesar and other authors, Socratic seminars, how to build a vibrant Latin program, and spoken Latin in the classroom. (Visit the Annual Institute page for a full description of each presentation.)

To minimize hotel expenses and time out of the classroom, the schedule this year has been streamlined. Presentations will begin at 1pm on Friday, October 28, with the keynote address that evening, and continue through 3:30pm on Saturday, October 29.

Conference participants may begin reserving rooms at the Doubletree Hotel in Schenectady anytime from now until October 7, 2016. Call the hotel directly (518-393-4141) to make your reservation and to ensure that you receive the group rate of $159.00 a night. Be certain to mention that you are with the Classical Association of the Empire State group or give the group code: CAE.

On our website please find a list of the presentations, a schedule, a registration form, and a membership form. If this is your first Institute, you are eligible for the Donna Caldwell Scholarship to help defray some of your expenses. The presentations will be wide-ranging and superb. We on the CAES board look forward to seeing you there! 

Ex animo,

John Mooney, President

Middle School Latin Position - Bronx

Horace Mann School's Middle Division is looking for a full time Latin teacher to assume primary responsibiity for teaching portions of Latin 1, in sequence, to students in Grades 6, 7 and 8. A master's degree is preferred but not required. Previous teaching experience preferred but not required.

Contact person: Robin Ann Ingram, Middle Division Head
718-432-3929
Fax: 718-432-3603
Email: robin_ingram@horacemann.org

Horace Mann School
231 West 246th Street
Bronx, New York 10471

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Latin Vacancy - Manhattan

Mott Hall II is looking for a high-quality fully certified Latin teacher to teach grades 6-8. Mott Hall II is a small, nurturing, collaborative learning community serving a diverse population of 6th through 8th graders on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Mott Hall II is a wonderful community and we pride ourselves on our amazing teaching staff; we are equally looking for quality candidates who can meet or exceed our high expectations. Interested candidates should be motivated, collaborative, energetic and willing to align their teaching practices to Mott Hall II's instructional philosophy.

Qualified candidates should direct their questions, resume and cover letter to Assistant Principal Marciarie Rodriguez at mrodriguez@motthall2.org

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

CCS Latin Students Recieve Grant to Visit Cloisters and Metropolitan Museums



On March 29, 38 Cambridge Central School Latin II-AP students ventured to the Cloisters Museum as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, both in New York City.  Students are grateful to the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, which provided a grant of $600 to subsidize the transportation and admissions expenses of the trip.
 
They received a guided tour of the Cloisters, which has works of art and artifacts from Late Antiquity as well as the Medieval and early Renaissance periods.  Most of these are massively influenced by Roman culture. Particularly featured on the tour was architecture, especially that of Romanesque and Gothic periods.
Next the group visited the Greek, Roman, and Egyptian galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In Latin IV and AP this year students are reading Caesar. Also, they read Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra: A Life, so a visit to these galleries, which are indispensable in understanding Caesar and the Romans, are also crucial in reimagining Cleopatra and her realm.

Seeing authentic artwork from antiquity, especially after having researched it beforehand, is a stimulating way to engage students with Latin. Omnes se oblectaverunt! (Everyone had a good time!) 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Summer AP Workshops

Jill Crooker will be facilitating the following AP workshops this summer.
 
Taft School, Watertown, CT
July 11-15, 2016
C Week:  AP LATIN: What does the Aeneid have to do with Bellum Gallicum?
 
Taft School, Watertown, CT
July 25-29, 2016
E Week:  AP LATIN: CAESAR and Multiple Choice
 
St Joseph College, Standish, Maine
July 18-22, 2016
 
Scroll down for more information on each workshop.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Latin Position: Amherst Central High School

Amherst Central High School is looking for a .6 Latin teacher (dual certification if possible).  This is a unique opportunity to assume a mature Latin program and Latin Club at a high performing HS in Western NY.  Application deadline is April 30th.   

Please apply to www.amherstschools.org and send a resume to gpigeon@amherstschools.org 

Gregory Pigeon
Principal
Amherst Central High School                         
4301 Main Street
Amherst, New York 14226
(716)362-8190 fax 836-4972

Education Week Article: Can Latin Help Younger Students Build Vocabulary?

Education Week has an interesting article on using Latin and Greek roots with elementary students to help build vocabulary, and even boost beginner readers' skills.

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/04/13/can-latin-help-younger-students-build-vocabulary.html?cmp=eml-enl-tu-news3

Monday, April 4, 2016

Reserve Your Room for the Annual Institute

Room reservations may now be made for the 53rd Annual Institute at Union College, October 28-29, 2016.

Conference participants may begin reserving rooms at the Doubletree Hotel in Schenectady anytime from now until October 7, 2016. Call the hotel directly (518-393-4141) to make your reservation and to ensure that you receive the group rate of $159.00 a night. Be certain to mention that you are with the Classical Association of the Empire State group or give the group code: CAE.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Latin Teaching Position: The Brooklyn Latin School

POSITION
Latin teacher for grades 9-12.
*Knowledge of and a willingness to teach Ancient Greek is preferred but not required.

DESCRIPTION
The Brooklyn Latin School (TBLS) is one of New York City’s eight specialized (i.e. exam) high schools, offering a classical, liberal arts education. A replication of the prestigious Boston Latin School, TBLS was founded in 2006, and all of its upper class students are enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, a challenging two-year course of study widely recognized by the world’s leading universities. We are presently seeking results-oriented teachers who exhibit effective leadership, thorough content knowledge, a reflective nature, a strong work ethic, and an appreciation for the discipline of teaching.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Full-Time Latin Position, 2016-2017

*POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED*
Science and Technology Academy: A Mott Hall School is searching to fill a full time Latin teaching position for our 7th grade students in the 2016-2017 academic year. Students will have had 1 year (2 times a week) of Latin instruction using the Cambridge Latin Course. We are searching for an educator who is ready to design units of instruction centered on student inquiry and interdisciplinary connections. Contact our principal at PAwosogba@motthallsta.org or Language Acquisition Team Leader VSpiller@motthallsta.org to apply or ask for further information.

Institute 2016 Keynote Speaker Announced

The Classical Association of the Empire State is pleased to announce that W. Jeffrey Tatum, Professor of Classics at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, will deliver our keynote address at our Annual Institute in October. Jeff is renowned for his entertaining and instructive lectures, and is, among other works on the history and literature of the Roman Republic, author of Always I am Caesar (2008) and A Caesar Reader (2012).

Monday, February 22, 2016

Rose-Marie Lewent Conference: New Yorkers in the Land of the Pharaohs

NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies is organizing the next Rose-Marie Lewent Conference for Thursday and Friday, March 31-April 1, 2016.

The conference is entitled, “New Yorkers in the Land of the Pharaohs: Fieldwork in Egypt by New York Institutions,” and is presented by the NYU Center for Ancient Studies, in conjunction with the Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian Studies Program and the Dean of the College of Arts and Science.  As usual, it is free and open to the public.

The full program may be viewed here:
http://ancientstudies.fas.nyu.edu/object/Lewent_Conference_Spring_2016.html

Sunday, February 21, 2016

2016 Annual Institute Workshop Proposals - May 1st Submission Deadline

As many of us return from our Winter breaks, thoughts of Spring are not far away. Before we know it we will be swamped with end-of-year papers, tests, scoring, grades, et cetera. But for now, we return to the classroom rested and refreshed, and hopefully full of new ideas and enthusiasm. Before the end-of-year rush hits, our Institute Planning Committee would like you to consider what you could share with your colleagues at the 2016 Annual Institute.

Surely you have some new research, passionate knowledge, best practices, favorite projects, or teaching triumphs about which your friends and colleagues would like to learn. Classics educators, whether they teach elementary, middle, or high school or at the college or graduate level are welcome to submit proposals for a workshop or presentation.

The 2016 Annual Institute will be held at Union College in Schenectady, October 28-29. The deadline for submissions is May 1st. Please submit your proposal online via the following link:

http://www.caesny.org/p/submit-workshop-proposal.html

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Seeking Proposals for Workshops and Presentations for the 2016 Annual Institute

The 2016 Annual Institute will be held October 28-29 at Union College in Schenectady, NY. Please consider presenting or leading a workshop at this year's conference. Whether you teach Latin to 6th graders, or Greek to university students, CAES invites you to share your expertise and passion to our institute attendees. Click the following link to submit a workshop proposal:

Saturday, January 30, 2016

NEH Summer Seminar

In the summer of 2016 (July 18-August 5), there will be an NEH Summer Seminar for pre-collegiate teachers on the topic of Roman Daily Life. This seminar is an opportunity to read Petronius and some graffiti in Latin and look at Pompeian archaeology for various topics of Roman daily life. The Petronius reading in particular forms a central core of the seminar, and thus an intermediate level of Latin proficiency (1 year of college level Latin) is required. The seminar will be held in St. Peter, Minnesota (1 hour from Minneapolis) on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. The NEH pays each person $2700 to participate, which will more than cover the living and food expenses (approximately $1500). The seminar has been organized by Matthew Panciera (Gustavus Adolphus College) and will be co-taught by him, Beth Severy-Hoven (Macalester), Jeremy Hartnett (Wabash), and Rebecca Benefiel (Washington and Lee).

The application deadline is March 1. More information on the seminar and directions on applying can be found at the website (https://gustavus.edu/events/romandailylife/).

If you have any questions, please write me (Matthew Panciera), the director of the seminar, at panciera@gustavus.edu.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

Latin poetry composition workshop in Sicily, summer 2016

The University of Michigan and The American University of Rome are pleased to announce Inter Versiculos, a week-long workshop in Latin verse composition to be held in Trapani, Sicily July 9 - 16, 2016. The workshop will be led by Dr. David Money, of Cambridge University. For details: http://www.umich.edu/~rclatin/IV2Website/index.html

For this workshop, we seek to assemble an international group of Latinists including undergraduate and graduate students, teachers of Latin at the secondary, collegiate and graduate level, as well as interested amateurs. As the website states: "Open to anyone Latin poetry curious." 

For additional information, please contact:

Gina Soter, PhD
Head of Latin Program at the Residential College
and Lecturer IV in the Department of Classical Studies
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI