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 ( 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:

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:

ACTFL - Seal of Biliteracy Guidelines:

Ricardo is conducting a webinar on the Seal on December 14th at 4pm through NYSAFLT:

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:

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 -

Click here to download a PDF of the poster to print and post: