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|Classical Conferences and Meetings in 2018|
|ACL—The American Classical League|
71st Annual Institute
June 28–June 30, 2018
University of Montana
Representatives: Bridget Dean, Laurel Draper, and Donald Sprague
Thursday, June 28
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
"Teaching venalicius in the Age of #MeToo" Panel includes Ronnie Ancona (Hunter College, CUNY Graduate Center, NYC), author: Writing Passion: A Catullus Reader, Writing Passion Plus: A Catullus Reader Supplement, Horace: Selected Odes and Satire 1.9; coauthor: Horace: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader and A Horace Workbook.
Friday, June 29
4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
"Latin for the New Millennium Teacher Sharing" including news on LNM Interactive with hosts Bolchazy-Carducci Pubishers Editors: Bridget Dean, Laurel Draper, and Don Sprague
Saturday, June 30
9:00 am – 10:00 am
"The Romans No One Sees" Rose Williams (McMurry University, Abilene, TX) author: Latin of New Spain, Julius Caesar: Master of Surprise, A Beginning Christian Latin Reader: De Bonis Cogitationibus, Caesar's Blood: Greek Tragedy in Roman Life, and many others; coauthor Caesar: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader and A Caesar Workbook.
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
"Academic Conversations in the Latin Classroom" Marianthe Colakis (Townsend Harris High School, Flushing, NY), author: Lectiones Memorabiles: Volume I: Selections from Catullus, Cicero, Livy, Ovid, Propertius, Tibullus, and Vergil; coauthor: Classical Mythology & More: A Reader Workbook, Excelability in Advanced Latin: A Workbook for Students, and (forthcoming) Lectiones Memorabiles: Volume III: Selections from Caesar, Catullus, Horace, Livy, Ovid, and Vergil.
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
"Listening to All Voices 2.0: Teaching Latin in the Inclusive Latin Classroom" Panel includes Jocelyn Demuth (Whitcomb Middle School, Marlborough, MA), author: Mendax: A Latin Card Game
NJCL—National Junior Classical League
July 23–28, 2018
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The calendar notes that summer officially arrives in a few days but Chicago's wacky weather is more like October's!
With summer's arrival, Bridget Dean, Laurel Draper, and I look forward to greeting our colleagues at the University of Montana in Missoula for the 74th Annual Institute
of the American Classical League. We also look forward to a "Big Sky State" experience. See you there!
Be sure to check out Lynne West's "Tech Tip" in this issue. She had previously written about GooseChase in the January eLitterae and included the program in her recent B-C webinar. Based on that presentation, our eLearning manager, Jody Cull, suggested we ask Lynne to construct a GooseChase for sharing, and so we have an end of Latin 1 review GooseChase in this issue. Your students are sure to find it a fun learning activity.
This month's discount special is for our latest title Three Abecedaria by Jeremiah Reedy. This book is a great treat for all your logophile friends, for your own summer reading, and as a graduation gift.
All of us at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers wish you and your students a safe, relaxing, and rejuvenating summer. Be sure to make that summer "to do" list a doable one!
Earlier this year, I wrote about an app called GooseChase
. This month, I’ve made a simple list of missions that go with Latin for the New Millennium
, Level 1, so that you can give GooseChase a try if you’re interested. Here’s the preparation required:
- Set up a free teacher account at www.goosechase.com
- Click here and add the game I've created to your account
- Customize it in any way you wish. I think it's more fun to have some of the GPS-based missions too, but you'll have to add those in yourself.
- Print out the reading on Pan from the chapter 16–18 review section of the student textbook.
- Pre-create up to five team names and set no access codes for the teams.
- Instruct students to download the GooseChase iOS app to an iPhone or iPad.
On scavenger hunt day, assign students into teams and tell them to search for the game by name from the GooseChase app. They will be prompted to create a free account and join one of the pre-created teams. Each team will need one iOS device with GooseChase loaded, a few sheets of paper, and a couple of pens or pencils.
To start the game, click the start/stop link and set the game timer to your desired duration. I think somewhere around 20 minutes is about right for the missions as written. Tell the team that they have 20 minutes to earn as many points as possible and hit the start button. I hope you all enjoy it!
Latin Teacher and Instructional Specialist
Bellarmine Jesuit College Prep
San Jose, CA
 While this GooseChase set of missions is aligned with Latin for the New Millennium, Level 1, teachers will note it's easily used with another beginning text or adjusted for another text.
 Please find a copy of the Pan and Syrinx
story from Latin for the New Millennium
, Level 1, for your classroom use only. This story, as downloaded by the eLitterae
subscriber, is not to be otherwise copied or distributed.
 Ms. West's monthly column will be on hiatus July and August but will return in September.
|The 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies Report|
May for Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers means a road trip to Michigan for the annual Congress on Medieval Studies
hosted by Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. Editor Laurel Draper represented B-C at the 53rd Congress held May 9–13, 2018.
The book exhibit showcases the Latin for the New Millennium program.
Traffic to the booth was down from previous years, perhaps due to rainy and cold weather for much of the conference. The Other Middle Ages and Ubi Fera Sunt received a lot of attention and sold well. A reporter from the local magazine Encore Kalamazoo noticed Ubi Fera Sunt and stopped by with some questions about the book.
Matthew Hilferding displays his winnings.
As usual, the kiddie books and buttons sold well and drew people to the booth. Our exhibit neighbors this year were students promoting the Mostly Medieval Theatre Festival, a biennial event that stages plays and music from the Middle Ages. Hrotswitha of Gandersheim's Dulcitius was among the recordings from last year that were played to draw interest for the event. B-C has published two Hrotswitha titles: The Plays of Hrotswitha of Gandersheim: Bilingual Edition and The Plays of Hrotswitha of Gandersheim.
|Resources & Teaching Tips|
√ Summer Professional Development Opportunities
- For those teaching AP Latin, novice or veteran, the College Board offers a set of institutes from Texas to Maine. Master teachers include Bob Cape, Donald Connor, Jill Crooker, Keely Lake, and Mary Pendergraft. These AP Latin Summer Institutes and Workshops are an excellent investment of a teacher's time.
- Lynne West, who pens eLitterae's monthly "Tech Tip," will again offer a workshop called "Simple Strategies for Technology Integration" at the Taft School's Education Center in Watertown, Connecticut. The workshop runs from July 23 to July 27 and will provide lots of opportunities to both learn about great tools and practice using them. For more information, visit the website; in the disciplines window, choose "Technology," and place a check in the E-week box.
√ Archaeological Discoveries
The Roman amphitheatre in Nimes, France. Courtesy of Jan Hazevoet/Creative Commons 3.0.
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Enjoy Summer!! Webinars will resume in September.
Thanks to our webinar presenters and participants for another year of engaging, helpful, and informative professional development presentations. The 2017–2018 line up included:
Robert Cape, PhD
Professor of Classics, Austin College, Sherman,TX
The Art of Translating Latin
Bridget Dean, PhD
Managing Editor, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Implementing Latin for the New Millennium; Special Workshop: eBooks
Caitlin Gillespie, PhD
Instructor, Columbia University, New York, NY
Women and War in the Roman Empire
Thomas “TJ” Howell, Belchertown High School, MA
& Edward Zarrow, PhD, Westwood High School, MA
Using Roman Coins and Material Culture in the Active Classroom
The Webb School, Bell Buckle, TN
No Time for a Project: Four Quick Cross-cultural Activities for Latin
Instructor, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Amazons: The Myth, the Meme, the Reality
Terence Tunberg, PhD
Professor of Classics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Latin for the New Millennium: Using the Aural/Oral Component
Phillip F. Venticinque, PhD
Associate Professor of Classics, Cornell College, IA
Honor Among Thieves: Craftsmen, Merchants, and Associations in Roman and Late Roman Egypt
Bellarmine Preparatory School, San Jose, CA
Some Tech Tips Useful for Review
For the 2018–2019 line up, check back here mid-August and the August issue of eLitterae.
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