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Wow! Did the past four months whizz by for you as well? It’s been a fast-moving fall semester but a delightful time for me. As I’ve mentioned previously, I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with classics friends and colleagues at in-person conferences this fall. The weekend prior to Thanksgiving, for the first time in three years, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages held its annual convention and exposition at the Boston Convention Center in the trendy seaport neighborhood.
ACTFL proved a delightful four days, exhibiting during the day and in the evenings catching up with folks—dinner with ACL Executive Director Sherwin Little, a New England Conservatory concert and late dinner with my ninth-grade social studies teacher, Rev. Richard Gross, SJ, and my husband Ray and I catching up with my sister Andrea over dinner on Saturday. It was a special joy to congratulate ACTFL Teacher of the Year William Lee, whose work I’ve admired over the years and whose AP Latin Teacher Workshop this past summer B-C was happy to support with access to Lumina: Caesar and Vergil Selections
for participants. And, it was also a joy to congratulate B-C novella author Emma Vanderpool as the recipient of 2022 Massachusetts Classical Association’s Teacher of the Year Award.
Don Sprague congratulates Emma Vanderpool on being honored as the
Massachusetts Classical Association’s 2022 Teacher of the Year Award.
Pardon the lights reflecting on Emma Vanderpool’s award plaque.
Enjoy that Latin proclamation!
In addition to regular features, this issue of eLitterae includes a report on ACTFL 2022, a teaching tip from regular contributor master Latin teacher Lynne West, and a new feature providing FAQs to help illuminate Lumina for teachers.
As the winter solstice draws nigh, know that all of us at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers wish you and your families, your students, and their families, a happy holiday season and grand new year!
|Teaching Tip: New Year's Resolution? End My Lessons with Intention|
It is almost the end of the period and the bell will ring in two minutes. What are my students doing at this precise moment? They may be packing up their materials and migrating towards the door. Or perhaps they are intently listening to me as I try to squeeze in a couple more important points. It could be that they are working in groups or pairs to finish an activity. And the truth is that it is probably all of the above over the span of a week. We often plan more activities than we can complete in a single lesson. As the end of the instructional period grows near, we are forced to cut out the last learning activities of the lesson and, often in a flurry, make the required announcements and reminders. Rather than this abrupt end to a lesson, let’s try to offer a conclusion. What techniques can we intentionally use to provide closure at the end of a lesson to ensure that our students have the greatest gains in learning?
Consider establishing a routine to check in with yourself toward the end of the class period to determine what will be most beneficial for students as the last learning activities. If it is clear that there is not enough time to do everything planned, revise on the spot so that you have enough time to do the closure activity that will be most valuable.
There are many ways that we can provide an impactful closure activity at the end of a lesson. Giving students the opportunity to actively use the new knowledge and skills they have developed over the course of the class is particularly powerful. Here are some suggestions:
- Ask students to keep a learning journal. Students can contribute to their journals in a variety of different ways. For example, they can summarize what they've learned from the day's lesson in a few sentences. Students can also reflect on their progress tackling one of the unit’s essential questions.
- Ask students to create a visual. Students spend a few minutes creating a graphic representation of what they learned. The class ends with a brief gallery walk or pair-share.
- Assign a 3-2-1 activity. Students note 3 takeaways, 2 interesting points, and 1 question they have. Results can be incorporated into an opening activity the following day.
- Invite students to generate one or more formative questions. Students write questions that are connected to the lesson's focus. The questions can be compiled into a formative activity for students at a later date.
- Do a “whip-around” activity. Students gather or sit in a circle and the teacher states a topic or poses a question and provides some reflection time. Then students offer a comment, reflection, takeaway, or question that relates to the teacher’s prompt.
The last moments of a lesson offer an important opportunity for students to reflect on, process, and synthesize what they have learned as well as consider where they still have gaps or questions. Protecting these minutes and using them intentionally will have a positive impact on student learning. Consider making this one of your New Year’s resolutions for the classroom!
|Lumina FAQ: Setting Grading Options for Lumina Exercises|
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers Lumina FAQs
When Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers developed Lumina, we provided basic FAQs about using the online content. Since Lumina’s debut in 2018, we have enabled more advanced functionality—teachers can now select from a number of customized grading options! In this eLitterae column, we will share some tips about new Lumina features. FAQs will continue to be added based on teacher feedback.
December 2022 Lumina FAQ
Setting Grading Options for Lumina Exercises
Every Lumina exercise has grading options, which are found in the “Actions” drop-down menu available in the Teacher’s View of the Lumina exercise. Options include: “Change Scoring Method,” “Change Maximum Attempts,” and “Complete All Attempts.” The FAQs below explain how you can customize grading using the options from the “Actions” menu.
Setting Lumina exercise grading options
complete FAQ document is available here.
Common FAQs about Grading Options for Lumina Exercises
Link to original Lumina user FAQs
- How do I limit number of student attempts for an exercise?
You should select “Maximum Attempts,” then select a number from the menu. Use this setting to ensure that students do not continue to complete or submit assignments after the due date.
- How do I see student attempts that were never submitted using the “Finish” button?
To factor incomplete or unsubmitted student attempts into exercise grades, you should select “Complete All Attempts” for an exercise from the menu. This action is very helpful if a student has forgotten to hit the “Finish” button after working on an assigned exercise.
- Can students continue to attempt exercises after an assignment is due?
Generally, students can continue to attempt exercises after a due date. To prevent students from doing this, you can set maximum attempts (see above).
- What setting do I use if I want exercise grades to reflect a student’s first attempt?
You should select “Scoring Method” => “First Score.” Students can continue to attempt the exercise, but only their first score will be recorded.
- What setting do I use if I want exercise grades to reflect a student’s most recent score?
You should select “Scoring Method” => “Most Recent Score.” Students can continue to attempt the exercise, and their score will change with every additional attempt. The most recent score will be recorded.
- What setting do I use if I want exercise grades to reflect a student’s highest score?
You should select “Scoring Method” => “Highest Score.” Students can continue to attempt the exercise, and their highest score will be recorded.
- What setting do I use if I want exercise grades to reflect a student’s average score?
You should select “Scoring Method” => “Average Score.” Students can attempt the exercise multiple times, and an average score of their attempts will be recorded.
Link to “What is Lumina?” and “How do I access Lumina?” FAQ
|American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language—ACTFL Annual Convention & Exposition 2022 Report|
The first in-person national gathering of ACTFL
proved a smashing success as 6,700 attendees far exceeded expectations! The Boston Convention Center in the city’s seaport drew waves of enthusiastic teachers chatting exuberantly in a variety of languages taught in the nation’s schools. They eagerly attended presentations, caught up with colleagues, and sought out new learning and teaching resources. Their collective energy jubilantly affirmed the value of meeting in-person!
The number of classicists, always impressive when ACTFL is in Boston (a tribute to the strength of Latin instruction in New England schools), also exceeded expectations! The American Classical League and National Latin Exam booth adjacent to the Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers exhibit enjoyed a steady flow of teachers, many of whom also visited B-C. Indeed, most of the ACL and NLE handouts were eagerly snatched up and B-C’s stock of titles was readily diminished, with most sold out! Teachers especially enjoyed checking out B-C’s novella series and its newest titles—Explore Latin: Ludi Scaenici
and Encounter Latin: We’re Going to the Show, Adimus ad Ludos
—as well as the I am Reading Latin
series and the I am Reading Latin Stories
B-C’s Don Sprague proudly displays a sampling of B-C learning products.
To the right Brian Compton mans the American Classical League
and National Latin Exam’s booth.
ACTFL 2022 was a particularly joyous occasion for classicists as master Latin teacher William Lee, from San Antonio, Texas, was honored as ACTFL’s Teacher of the Year! This fabulous news sparked a chorus of Latin teacher praise affirming that William is so deserving of such recognition. Of course, William met all the fanfare with characteristic modesty. To learn more, read this profile about honoree Lee
SWCOLT congratulates one of its own.
Joy incarnate—ACTFL Teacher of the Year William Lee and American Classical League President Jennie Luongo pose at award ceremony. Photo courtesy of Sherwin Little.
Classics teacher Maureen Gassert Lamb was also honored—as the 2022 recipient of the ACTFL/IALLT Award for Excellence in World Language Instruction Using Technology (K–12).
At 4:00 pm on the Saturday of the convention, several attendees gathered to await the B-C book drawing for ACTFL attendees. Over forty teachers had submitted their names in the hopes of winning a set of B-C novella titles. One teacher was so hopeful that Sprague promised to refund her purchase if she won the drawing! And . . . the winner . . . was Joshua Thomas of the Ellis School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Joshua Thomas of the Ellis School of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, happily
shows his book drawing bounty!
The 2022 ACTFL Convention and Expo reaffirmed the many values of in-person conferences, from being able to view learning and teaching materials to learning from colleagues presenting and conversing with colleagues to celebrating the joys and delights of teaching! Folks certainly look forward to ACTFL 2023 in the beautiful lakeside city of Chicago.
Classics teachers celebrate getting together at reception to honor ACTFL
Teacher of the Year William Lee. The American Classical League and the
National Latin Exam sponsored the reception with delicious noshes at
the Sporting Club in the Omni Hotel Boston Seaport.
|B-C Authors and their Presentations at SCS 2023|
Bolchazy-Carducci Representatives: Bridget Dean, PhD,
and Donald Sprague
Friday, January 6, 2023
Saturday, January 7, 2023
“What Can we Learn from our Teaching Award Winner Colleagues (Organized by the Membership Committee)” Wilfred E. Major, Excellence in College and University Teaching Award Winner, coauthor, Plato: A Transitional Reader
Sunday, January 8, 2023
“Martha Graham, Isamu Noguchi, and the Translation of Greek Myth into the Visual” Ronnie Ancona, see above.
“Teaching Students to Read Latin: What Does That Mean? (Organized by the American Classical League), Introduction, Ronnie Ancona, see above.
|Teaching Tips & Resources|
|► Social Justice|
• Missed Baylor University’s Provost Conference Series: Classics and Classical Education in the Black Community? Here’s the presentation videos!
• Black Panther: Wakanda Forever continues the series’ quest to celebrate lost cultures.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever logo. Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain.
• The dangers of the Netflix series Ancient Apocalypse.
► Professional Development
• Dickinson Summer Latin Workshop 2023: Navigatio Brendani
• The Hellenist Age Podcast is a rich offering.
• Mary Beard’s ZAZH Lecture, “Does Classics have a future?”
► Res Romanae
• Roman necropolis found in southern Spain.
• Ten “shocking” facts about the Romans.
• Newly discovered Roman barn sets archaeologists abuzz.
• Archaeologists rebury “first-of-its-kind” Roman villa.
• Coliseum’s sewers reveal Roman snacks!
View of the Coliseum from the Oppian Hill.
Photo by Donald Sprague.
• Coin reveals long-lost Roman emperor, or does it?
• Farmer’s field in Rutland, England, reveals more.
• Pre-Roman Etruscan temple found.
► Res Hellenicae
• University of Chicago’s Logeion offers Lewis and Short online.
• 2,000-year-old odeon discovered in Crete.
• British Museum and Greece secretly discuss Parthenon Marbles.
• More on Hipparchus’s astronomical catalog.
• Check out this dazzling Parthenon!
• Twenty most famous movies based on Greek mythology.
• Mosaic and other artifacts recently found in Athens.
► Res Aliae Antiquae
• One of oldest menus is from a Mesopotamian feast.
• Prehistoric jewelry in Oman documents early trade.
• How the Hanging Gardens of Babylon would look today.
Possible site of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Iraq.
Wikimedia Commons. Creative Commons 2.0.
• Thracian chariot from two millennia ago found.
• Police join archaeologists in study of ancient Jerusalem artisans.
• Neanderthals’ meals were surprisingly complex.
• Is Judaism younger than believed?
• Oldest narrative scene depicts man holding his penis.
• 5,000-year-old house found in China.
• More finds at China’s three-star mound.
• Evidence for proto-Basque counters belief Spanish tribe was illiterate.
► Res Aegypticae
• Mummies with gold tongues found.
• Return the Rosetta Stone!
• Fragment of Egyptian goddess found at ancient site in Spain.
• Pupil discovers ancient scarab while on field trip!
• Giant bathhouse uncovered in ancient Berenike seaport.
• King Tut’s face revealed.
• Pyramid of unknown queen discovered near King Tut’s tomb.
• New items found at Saqqara site include a thirteen-foot-long Book of the Dead and board games.
• Hunting for Cleopatra’s tomb, archaeologists uncover “geometric miracle.”
• Three hundred mummies found in underground tunnels.
• Dazzling immersive tour of Ramses the Great’s Egypt.
• Egypt’s oldest tomb is oriented to winter solstice!
• Mummy portraits and rare Isis-Aphrodite idol discovered.
• Climate change threatens great pyramids and sphinx.
The Great Sphinx of Giza, whose face appears to be a portrait of
Pharoah Khafre. Wikimedia Commons. Creative Commons 3.0.
• First discovery in a hundred years of Fayum funeral portraits.
• Temple in Egypt’s “Hill of Pharaohs” discovered.
► Res Post-Antiquae
• Woman’s name and sketches hidden in 1,200-year-old manuscript.
• Fabulous necklace found in medieval woman’s grave.
• Medieval wedding ring in near-perfect condition.
► Res Pre-Columbianae
• Mayan life-sized warrior statue discovered.
Throne 1 by KK'in Lakam Chahk (785 CE) depicts two lords in the eye of a mountain.
Metropolitan Museum Open Access. © Authorized reproduction Ministerio de
Cultura y Deportes de Guatemala; Museo de Arqueología y Etnología
• Met exhibits rarely seen Mayan masterpieces.
• Monkey remains suggest Mesoamerican diplomacy.
• Huge pre-Hispanic mural rediscovered in Peru.
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