Training

Training is available throughout the year. Webinars and Virtual Workshops are held during the school year; and 3-day Summer Workshops are held at several locations during June-August.  You can Join Our Contact List! at the bottom of this page to be notified when training events are scheduled.

Recordings and materials from our Webinars and Virtual Workshops are available to view or to download.  To see a list of topics and a brief description of the content, go to Webinar Archives or Virtual Workshop Archives.

Webinars – All are 1 hour and begin at 7:00 PM (Eastern)

January 25

February 22

March 22

April 26

Information regarding Webinar topics will be available soon.

 

Virtual Workshops – All are 3 hours and begin at 11:30 AM (Eastern)

 There are no Virtual Workshops currently scheduled.

 

Summer Workshops

Summer Workshops (3-day) are offered by CSCP during June-August.  Course topics include:  Reading Methodology, Integrating Culture and Language, Vocabulary Acquisition, ACTFL Standards, and Assessment.  When the dates and locations are finalized, the 2018 Schedule will be posted here and e-mailed to our Contact List.

Summer Workshops were held in Atlanta, San Antonio, and Meadowlands, NJ during 2017.  2016 locations were Houston, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago.  In 2015 workshops were held in Atlanta, Hartford, Dallas, and Los Angeles.

 

Webinar Archives

Completed Webinars are listed below.  A link is provided to the audio and presentation slides for each Webinar.  Note:  Please allow time for the Recording to open, buffer, and begin playing.

Technology has been the buzz word in education and teachers are asked to use more and more technology in their teaching.  Why use technology just so you can say you are using technology? Why not use technology that will make learning Latin fun and, at the same time, make those “assessments” less time consuming? Why not use technology that will enhance your teaching?

Long time CLC user William Lee shows how to incorporate different apps into your “teaching toolbox.”  (Nov-2017; 1 hr, 3 min)

New teachers often are concerned about what practices and patterns will set their students up for success throughout the year. Listen to the CLC trainers discuss some of their favorite strategies for optimal learning.  (Oct-2017; 1 hr, 20 min)

As the stories get longer in Units 2, 3, and 4 of the Cambridge Latin Course, their length and detail can be a challenge to both students and teachers alike.  Sammie Smith shares her observations on techniques and strategies to handle longer stories and to build listening, speaking and reading skills. (Sept-2017; 1 hr.)

In this webinar, the Cambridge Latin Consultants demonstrate the features and functions of the Cambridge Latin 5e Elevate platform.  In addition, an overview of the Teacher and Student Resources is also provided.   (Aug-2017; 53 min.)

The many photographs of objects in the Cambridge Latin Course provide a rich resource for teaching and learning about the world of the Romans.  Richard Woff, formerly Head of Schools Education at the British Museum in London, explores the potential of images and objects as starting points for investigating aspects of Roman culture and presents some ideas and advice about how to develop and structure enquiries based on objects.

The presenters provide examples and guided practice in how and where to use the ACTFL Communicative interpretive and interpersonal modes in the context of the Cambridge Latin Course.   See examples of how students control the language in interpretive and interpersonal modes.  Workshop topics include identifying relevant activities and assessments, exploring differentiated instruction, and employing digital tools.

Students meet complex language points based on how adjectives behave: noun + adjective, noun + relative clause, noun + noun in genitive case, noun + present participle.  This webinar explores challenges and techniques to reinforce prior knowledge, facilitate current learning and lay strong groundwork for future language points.

Hear a few CLC teachers discuss how they use their favorite apps with the Cambridge Latin Course.

Melody Hannegan shares her collection of props for enhancing the story telling and understanding in the beginning stages of the Cambridge Latin Course.

CDEs are as easy as ABCs.  The CLC trainers discuss how the Cambridge Latin Course presents the cases, declensions and endings in the context of stories.  They will offer examples of how students learn each case as the sentence patterns expand in a logical manner. 

+ E-Learning Resource DVDs for Units 1 and 2, for PC/Mac users

+ Online Web Books and CSCP website for all users

+ iPad multi-touch textbooks, for iPad users

Preparing for AP doesn’t begin in the year before the exam.  It is most beneficial to the students to lay the groundwork from the beginning of Latin I.  There are many things the teacher can do to help students transition to authentic literature.

A panel of veteran middle school teachers shares their insights and experiences using The CLC.

What’s Hidding in your Closet?  Explore the components and the riches that are hidden in the e-learning DVDs

Ways to guide your students to do self-assessment; as well as a variety of non-graded ways to check for understanding.

Too Many Stories?  Do you have more stories to read than time?  Time constraints that challenge getting to the end?  We offer suggestions where to “skip” and when to consolidate.

See how to work with these components of a stage:

  • Working with the Model Sentences
  • Integrating Culture with the Readings
  • Highlighting the Language Points

It is always a concern for teachers to layout the Cambridge Latin Course to fit their school’s schedule. We explore how to layout the course for alternate schedules looking at planning the year, planning the unit and planning the class period. 

The National Latin Exam.

Teachers share their thoughts and expertise on how much they cover, how quick a pace they set, and what their level of expectation is.

The discussion is focused on activities to reinforce language and culture including projects, games, songs, chants, manipulatives and mnemonics.

Ways to help students collect information through examining the stories as well as images, photos and essays for data about Roman civilization.

See how nicely CLC introduces military terminology and typical Caesar scenarios during Units 2 and 3.  It gives the student a foothold long before the beginning of the AP Caesar curriculum.

Example of online assessment and activity-based assessment, as well as pen and paper types.

 

Virtual Workshop Archives

Completed Virtual Workshops are listed below.  A link is provided to the audio and presentation slides for each Workshop.  Note:  Please allow time for the Recording to open, buffer, and begin playing.

New Teacher Workshop (Unit 1):  How to get started; teaching a stage; reading strategies; vocabulary acquisition; and questioning techniques.  (Aug-2016; 3 hr 4 min)

Unit 2:  Challenges of longer stories; complexity of language points; and cultural riches of Roman Britain and Egypt.  (Oct-2016; 3 hr 10 min)

Unit 3:  The increasing complexity of the language makes it easier for the stories to convey subtleties of character, motivation, and atmosphere.  Interest in the dramatic events of the narrative will help maintain the pace of classroom reading.  (Feb-2017; 3 hr 9 min)

Unit 4:  Stages 35-40 bring to a close the episodic, Latin historical novel.  The aim of the Course has been to prepare students, in both language and cultural context, to read Roman authors and in Stages 41-48 the reading material consists of selections from a number of Roman authors, including Catullus, Ovid, Martial, Pliny, Tacitus, and Virgil.  (Feb-2017; 3 hr 5 min)