Workshops & Inservices
Let's Learn Latin! (Fairfax)
When: Friday, July 6, 2012 (9:00 am - 4:30 pm)
Where: The Madeira School (McLean, VA)
Register by: June 15, 2012|
Registration Fee: $25 (includes all materials & light breakfast)
Brochure: Download here!
Let's Learn Latin will introduce elementary and middle school teachers to the world of Latin and the ancient Romans through a variety of engaging approaches. Teachers get to play the role of students, learning the material through the same activities and lessons that they will be able to use in their own classrooms.
Participants will enjoy learning the basics of Latin, using a colorful, interesting, kid-friendly text called Minimus, richly supplemented by effective and innovative activities to practice the material. Other topics include Latin vocabulary, word roots, and Roman culture and mythology. No previous experience with Latin is needed!
Participants will receive myriad classroom-ready materials on all topics studied.
By learning about Latin and ancient Rome, students will better understand English vocabulary and grammar, the workings of other world languages, and the roots of Western civilization.
The workshop will lead participants through 50% or more of the Minimus text, giving participants the skills and confidence they need to continue their study independently.
This work at the workshop will prepare participants to knowledgeably and confidently teach their students about the following aspects of the ancient Roman world: basics of the Latin language, grammatical connections between Latin and English, Latin vocabulary and word roots, & culture and mythology.
A morning session (9:00 am - 11:30 am) will be followed by lunch (11:30 am - 12:00 pm) and an afternoon session (12:00 - 4:30 pm).
Coffee and a light continental breakfast will be provided at the workshop. Participants should bring their own lunch, as there will not be enough time to leave campus.
Professional Development Credit
All participants will receive a certificate documenting their 7.0 contact hours.
|Mr. Matthew D. Webb
A Washington, DC area native and University of Maryland alumnus, Matthew holds a Master's Degree in Teaching Latin and Classical Humanities. He teaches Latin and Classical studies to students in Brookline, Massachusetts, an urban community bordering the city of Boston. Matthew is the Executive Director and Director of Teacher Programs for Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute. He has brought Latin and Classical studies to elementary and middle schoolers for over a decade via workshops, summer camps, and the classroom setting. He has delivered numerous presentations on incorporating Classical studies at the K-8 levels, while also authoring or editing several publications on the subject.