Workshops & Inservices
Let's Learn Latin!
When: Friday, February 10, 2012 (8:00 am - 4:30 pm)
Where: University of Maryland at College Park
Register by: February 1, 2012
Registration Fee: FREE!
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!
In addition, participants will explore ways of teaching about key vocabulary terms and cultural topics that integrate with the various chapters and language topics of Minimus.
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.
Connections to Standards: We recognize that for the teaching of Latin and Classical Studies to be effective and feasible, it must be integrated with state standards. Participants will learn about connections to the standards, and other techniques of incorporating these topics into today's busy clasrooms.
A morning session (8:00 am - 11:30 am) will be followed by lunch (11:30 am - 12:15 pm) and an afternoon session (12:15 - 4:30 pm).
Key Language Topics, studied in depth:
greetings, question words, nouns and adjectives, gender, linking verbs, action verbs, adverbs, and plural subject.
Ancillary Activities: vocabulary (family, animals, colors, foods, emotions, classroom, body parts) and culture (names, writing, Greek pottery, games, art, coins, travel, geography)
|Mr. Matthew D. Webb
A Maryland 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 middle and high school 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.
Professional Development Credit
All participants will receive a (free) certificate documenting their 7.75 contact hours. Optional University of Maryland CEU's available for $25.
Program co-sponsored by Classical Association of the Atlantic States.
Hosted by Univeristy of Maryland at College Park Department of Classics.