Tuesday, June 16, 2020

NJCL Virtual Convention

If you are looking for ways to connect with your students over the summer months, please know that the National Junior Classical League has organized a VIRTUAL CONVENTION. The virtual convention will require internet access and a PC. Activities include creative and graphic arts contests, an Agon (certamen) tournament, colloquia and seminars, a That's Entertainment talent show, online Karaoke, and more! If your students are interested in participating, please read the information at the attached link, and let Catherine Stevens (Nicastro) and Brian Serwicki (state chairs) know ASAP. This is open to ALL students. You should also know that NYS does have one student running for national office. 

World Languages - Needs Assessment Survey

World Languages - Needs Assessment Survey: Transitioning to Revised World Language Standards

Since 2017, the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) has collaborated with world language educators across New York State (NYS) to review and revise the K-12 Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Standards.  Details of these processes and the proposed standards can be found on the OBEWL webpage: LOTE Standards Review.

The proposed revision to the standards will be presented to the NYS Board of Regents for review and subsequent approval.  In anticipation of that approval, we are asking you to complete a brief survey that will provide us the information we need to best introduce you to the revised standards and to support you in transitioning to these standards over time.  With an approximate two-year time frame between approval and initial implementation, you can be assured that your professional learning and transition to the new standards will be done gradually. The priorities you identify on this survey will support our goal to create learning opportunities and resources that are useful to you, both short- and long-term, and in a range of teaching and learning contexts.

This 11-question survey should take you approximately 10 minutes to complete, and your responses are anonymous.  Questions 1-10 are required and question 11 is optional.  You will be able to complete the survey once, and the survey will close on July 15, 2020.

If you have any questions about the survey, please email Candace Black, World Language Associate at candace.black@nysed.gov, or Dr. Joanne O’Toole, NYS World Languages Standards Initiative Principal Investigator at joanne.otoole@oswego.edu

Thank you for taking the time to respond to this survey and to help us know how to best support you as we transition to the revised standards.

Sincerely,

Candace R. Black, World Language Associate, OBEWL-NYSED
Joanne E. O’Toole, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, SUNY Oswego

 

Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages

New York State Education Department

89 Washington Avenue – EB505W

Albany, NY  12234

Office:  (518) 473-7505

Mobile:  (585) 356-0951

Email:  Candace.black@nysed.gov

Website:  http://www.nysed.gov/world-languages

 



Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Summer Conferences 2020

As we enter our last month of the 2019-2020 school year, many summer conferences and workshops have moved online. These are just a couple you may wish to pursue. Please send notices of other opportunities to magister@caesny.org.


Four sessions of the 2020 World Language Proficiency Project Summer Institutes are scheduled for June and July, with the June 8-12 and July 27-31 including Latin specific example lessons and content. 


Express Fluency will host a "Conference in the Cloud" July 13-17 on Zoom. John Bracey and Justin Slocum Bailey will provide Latin specific content among a large number of other amazing presenters. 


Stepping Into CI is pleased to announce Comprehensible, Compelling, and Caring: Working on Your Next Steps in the Latin Classroom July 7-9. The cost is a donation and all proceeds will be donated to the Equal Justice Initiative.  


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Ancient Rome Live

Edythe T. Malara, Shaker High School Latin teacher, recently shared with CAES an excellent resource, https://ancientromelive.org, and how she's been able to use it in her classroom. Ms. Malara recently shared with CAES the following message.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Calls for Papers for the January 2021 SCS Meeting

Ariana Traill, the Vice President for Education, Society for Classical Studies (SCS), would like to draw your attention to two Calls for Papers for the Annual SCS meeting in Chicago, January 2021. K-12 teachers are particularly encouraged to submit an abstract. They are due April 21. One is a chance to give a lightning talk about a favorite (or least favorite) textbook. The other is a chance to talk about handling difficult topics in the classroom. 

Under this year’s difficult circumstances, the program committee understands that contributors may not have the time or access to resources to prepare as they would normally and intend to take this into account in evaluating abstracts.

The full text and links are included below.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

High School Latin Teacher Position in Riverhead, NY

Riverhead Central School District is seeking a Latin teacher to join their World Language team.

Requirements:
Valid NYS Secondary Teacher Certification Latin 7-12

Preferences:

Valid NYS Secondary Teacher Certification French 7-12
or
Valid NYS Secondary Teacher Certification Spanish 7-12

Please submit your application through OLAS (olasjobs.org)
Applicants may email or call for additional information denise.stevenson@riverhead.net, 
631-591-5979.

See this document for more details.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

High School Latin Teacher Job Posting in Irvington, NY

Irvington High School in Irvington NY is seeking a full time High School Latin teacher. We anticipate that candidates will be teaching Latin 2 (10th grade), Latin 3 (11th grade) and one section of Latin 4 (12th grade- either Latin 4 Honors or Latin 4 AP). For more information about the position or our school please email jonathan.silverman@irvingtonschools.org. All candidates must apply through OLAS, whose link is: www.olasjobs.org/lhv

Start date is 9/1/20 and all applications must be received by February 16th.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Biduum Cornellianum May 1-3

SALVI is teaming up with the Classics Department at Cornell University to offer the Biduum Cornellianum May 1-3. The Biduum Cornellianum is a weekend event for people interested in practicing and learning about oral/active Latin in the classroom and beyond.
This event is appropriate for anyone who has learnt the fundamentals of Latin grammar (the equivalent of at least one year of traditional college Latin or two years of high school Latin). However, no prior experience with spoken Latin is required!
The Biduum will be a welcoming experience for all! Justin Slocum Bailey, Anna Andresian, Dan Gallagher, Diane Anderson, and John Young will be instructing. More information can be found here: livinglatinithaca.wordpress.com. Questions may be directed to any of the site coordinators: Dan Gallagher (dbg223@cornell.edu), Isaac Hoffman (imh42@cornell.edu), and Charlotte Hunt (alh298@cornell.edu).

Call for Papers:CAAS 2020 Annual Meeting

The Classical Association of the Atlantic States and Classical World invites individual and group proposals for their 2020 Annual Meeting. For more information, please see the CAAS website.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Job Opportunity in Clarence, NY


Clarence High School in Clarence, NY is in need of a long-term substitute Latin teacher for roughly the end of March through May.  Responsibilities will include instruction for Latin levels 2R and 3R.  Contact principal Ken Smith directly at 716-407-9020 if interested.

Friday, January 17, 2020

CAMWS Summer Travel Award Applications

Any interested teachers should consider applying for a CAMWS Summer Travel Award. Due to low numbers of applications, the deadline has been extended to January 30, 2020.

These awards include appr. $5000.00 to attend the AAR Summer School (Grant Award), appr. $4500.00 for the ASCSA Summer School (Semple Award), and up to $3000.00 for other appropriate summer programs (e.g., https://camws.org/node/1005 (Benario Awards).

Please note that CAES teachers are *all* eligible, even if you are not in CAMWS territory. Their school simply needs to be become a CAMWS member. ("CAMWS members teaching at  a school outside CAMWS territory are eligible to apply for these awards if their schools are current institutional members of CAMWS (https://camws.org/institutionalmembership).

Fuller information can be found here: https://camws.org/awards/sgb.php#Benario.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Job Opportunity in Orange County, NY

The Montgomery Montessori School, located in Orange County, NY is currently seeking a part-time foreign language instructor. The position is flexible and compatible with current teaching/scholastic responsibilities, and they are open as to what language(s) students would be instructed in. The instructor must be willing to adapt to the Montessori model of education (ie: students are expected to demonstrate complete mastery prior to advancing to the next topic and typically are allowed to advance at their own pace, no grades, etc.) What we offer the instructor (besides remuneration) are small class sizes, extremely enthusiastic students who are eager to learn, and a supportive teaching environment.

Interested parties should contact the headmistress, Ms. Parinaz Mokhtari at:  info@montgomeryms.com