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2019 Webinar Schedule

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Perfecting the Plunge into Roman Poetry
January 15, 2019: 5:00–6:00 Central Time (6:00–7:00 Eastern Time)
Presenter: Robert Cape, Professor, Austin College, Texas
Looking to enhance your students' first lessons in Latin poetry? Bob Cape's webinar will help you hone or reshape that set of lessons or confirm that you're on the right track. The presentation covers a number of things to consider what introducing poetry in the Latin class. Teachers attending Cape's AP Latin Summer Institutes found it very helpful. Of course, Cape's tips will serve all Latin teachers who teach Latin poetry.

Robert Cape is a professor of Classical Languages at Austin College, Texas. He earned a BA and an MA at the University of Arizona and an MA and PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles. As instructor and researcher, Dr. Cape examines elements of Greco-Roman culture from the perspectives of language (Greek and Latin), history, material culture, theory, and reception. His primary areas of interest are Roman oratory and the negotiation of social values, gendered speech and action in Roman/Hellenic culture, Latin pedagogy, and receptions of the ancient world in science fiction. He has served as Chief Reader for the AP Latin Advanced Placement Program and regularly conducts AP Latin teacher workshops. He earned a Society for Classical Studies Excellence in Collegiate Teaching Award, an Ovatio for distinguished professional service from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, and an Austin College Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award.

Latin for the New Millennium Springboard to AP Latin
January 29, 2019: 5:00–6:00 Central Time (6:00–7:00 Eastern Time)
Presenter: Donald Sprague, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
This webinar will demonstrate how all three levels of Latin for the New Millennium prepare students for the expectations of the AP Latin curriculum. This presentation will show how various activities and exercises at each level provide the skills and knowledge that ladder students to AP Latin in fourth year. While addressing this specific aspect of LNM, the webinar will also serve as an introduction to the LNM program.

Donald Sprague serves as an editor and director of high school outreach for Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. He produces the monthly B-C eNewsletter, eLitterae, and serves as the point person for Latin for the New Millennium—he has served as an editor for all the texts, TMs, and workbooks. Previously, he taught Latin and Greek at all levels including AP Latin for 19 years and served in various administrative positions including associate principal at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL, for 26 years. At Loyola, he founded the school’s classics summer study tour and the honors program. He taught humanities and ethics at Kennedy-King College, City Colleges of Chicago, for eleven years. Sprague has served as president of the Chicago Classical Club and treasurer of the Illinois Classical Conference. In 1990, he was Illinois Latin Teacher of the Year. Sprague regularly leads groups to Rome and other places classical.

Caesar: Man of Letters
February 5, 2019: 5:00–6:00 Central Time (6:00–7:00 Eastern Time)
Presenter: Debra L. Nousek, Associate Professor, The University of Western Ontario
Professor Nousek is a Caesar devotee who has extensively researched, presented on, and written about him. Her most recent delineated below focuses on Caesar as author. This webinar will be a great learning experience for all teachers of Caesar and especially those who shepherd their students through the AP Latin curriculum.

Debra L. Nousek is associate professor at The University of Western Ontario in Canada where she served as Director of the Graduate Program in the Classics. She earned a BA at the University of Alberta, an MA at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a PhD from Rutgers University. Nousek is a specialist in Roman history and Latin prose. She wrote "Genres and Generic Contaminations: The Commentarii" for the Cambridge Companion to the Writings of Julius Caesar." To the Landmark Caesar, Nousek contributed "Caesar, Man of Letters," "The Gallic War as a Work of Literature," and "The Cultural Legacy of Caesar's Commentaries." Nousek was named to the "Teaching Honor Roll" by the Students' Council of the University of Western Ontario. Nousek is the coauthor with Rose Williams of A Caesar Workbook (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2012).

The Journey of William Sanders Scarborough from Slavery to University Classicist
February 26, 2019: 5:00–6:00 Central Time (6:00–7:00 Eastern Time)
Presenter: Michele Valerie Ronnick, Professor, Wayne State University
The foremost authority on Scarborough, Professor Ronnick has passionately advocated for the publication of the African American classicist's autobiography and a collection of his works—for which two books she provided the introduction, annotations, and editing—and, most recently, for the reprinting of his First Lessons in Greek, originally published in 1881, for which she wrote the introduction. Professor Ronnick will discuss Scarborough's life and achievements, their historical context, and their implications for today.

Michele Valerie Ronnick has served as Professor in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Culture at Wayne State University where she has taught since 1993. She earned a Wayne State Teaching Excellence Award in 2010 and a Wayne State President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1998. In 1997, the American Philological Association (today, the Society for Classical Studies) honored her with a Teaching Excellence Award.

Eta Sigma Phi, the National Classics Honor Society, in 2017 gave Ronnick its Lifetime Service and Achievement Award. Ronnick holds a MSLS from Florida State University, a MA in Classics from the University of Florida, and a classics PhD from Boston University. She has served as president of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South and has earned awards for excellence service as CAMWS regional vice-president and state vice-president. Ronnick has also served as vice-president of the Michigan Classical Conference.

Ronnick's scholarly interests include classical Africana (black classicism), the classical tradition, the history of classical philology, Cicero, Juvenal, and Horace. She is widely published on these topics and is especially proud of the books mentioned above—The Autobiography of William Sanders Scarborough: An American Journey from Slavery to Scholarship, The Works of William Sanders Scarborough: Black Classicist and Race Leader, and William Sanders Scarborough's First Lessons in Greek: A Facsimile of the 1881 First Edition. She has also published Cicero's Paradoxa Stoicorum: A Commentary, an Interpretation, and a Study of Its Influence. Ronnick has presented widely at conferences and other civic and scholarly gatherings. She is responsible for 15 Black Classicists: A Photo Installation crisscrossing the nation drawing attention to this special legacy. The exhibit is on view at the Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University, Washington, DC, until March 2019.

Conversational Latin: It’s Not What You Think It Is
March 5, 2019: 5:00–6:00 Central Time (6:00–7:00 Eastern Time)
Presenter: Daniel Gallagher, Associate Professor, Cornell University
Professor Gallagher's webinar promises to be an illuminating presentation on Latin pedagogy. Gallagher will address such issues as "What is the role of conversational Latin in the classroom?" "What is the ultimate goal of the Latin classroom?" Gallagher is both an engaging presenter and a thoughtful educator. Participants will leave the webinar with some healthy reflection on their own teaching.

Daniel Gallagher is the Ralph and Jeanne Kanders Associate Professor of the Practice in Latin at Cornell University in New York. This pioneering appointment recognized the significance of spoken Latin in today's studies. Gallagher's scholarly interests include Cicero, medieval philosophy, and Latin pedagogy. He served as Papal Latinist in the Secretariat of State, Vatican, from 2007 to 2017. An alumnus of Fr. Reginald Foster's Latin program in Rome, Gallagher taught Latin for the Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study from 2013 to 2017. He has taught Italian at Saint Mary's College, Latin at the University of Notre Dame, and philosophy at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. Professor Gallagher translated Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid into the Latin Commentarii de Inepto Puero. Gallagher's degrees include a BS in microbiology from the University of Michigan, an MA in philosophy from the Catholic University of America, a STB and STL in theology from the Gregorian University in Rome, and an MA in education from the University of Michigan.

Teaching Ancient Medicine
March 19, 2019: 5:00–6:00 Central Time (6:00–7:00 Eastern Time)
Presenter: Michael Goyette, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Hunter College and Classics Faculty, Riverdale Country School
This webinar will discuss approaches to teaching courses and topics about ancient medicine. Professor Goyette will outline some of the readings (in translation), methodologies, and assignments he has used in teaching ancient medicine courses, as well as possibilities for incorporating ancient medical texts into other kinds of courses. He will provide an overview of three sample lessons he has used to engage students in interactive discussions of ancient medical practices and ideologies. Considering the ancient Hippocratic Oath alongside later medical oaths, the Hippocratic treatise 'On Dreams', and the ancient Chinese medical text ‘'Huangdi Neijing', these lessons will respectively demonstrate strategies for analyzing the development of medical ethics from antiquity to the 21st century, ideas for connecting ancient medical texts with students’ lived experiences, and models for drawing cross-cultural comparisons between "Eastern" and "Western" medical traditions. Goyette will show participants around the open educational resources website which he has created for teaching ancient medicine (http://libguides.brooklyn.cuny.edu/ancientmedicine_goyette)

Michael Goyette is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical and Oriental Studies at Hunter College, and a teacher of Latin and a medical humanities course at Riverdale Country School in the Bronx, New York. He completed PhD, MPhil, and MA degrees in Classics at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, and a BA in Classical Studies at Vassar College. His scholarly and teaching interests include ancient medicine and the medical humanities, Greek and Roman tragedy, gender, reception studies, and pedagogy. Dr. Goyette is currently developing his PhD dissertation into a book titled Seneca Medicus: Representations of Illness in Senecan Tragedy and Latin Medical Prose.

Goyette has taught a broad range of undergraduate courses at Hunter College, New College of Florida, Vassar College, Brooklyn College, The City College of New York, and Kingsborough Community College, as well as high school and middle school classes at Riverdale Country School. His teaching portfolio includes several courses on ancient medicine and the medical humanities (Ancient Medicine: The Classical Roots of the Medical Humanities; Tragedy and Trauma / Performance and Healing in Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Modern World; Medicine: Antiquity and Today). He has been honored to receive multiple awards recognizing his pedagogical aptitude and dedication, including the distinction of being selected from among more than 800 instructors across all academic departments as the 2015 recipient of Brooklyn College's Award for Excellence in Teaching for a Part-Time Faculty Member.

Goyette is also currently working on an article on representations of the myth of Hermaphroditus in Greek and Roman literature and their reception in Jeffrey Eugenides's 2002 novel Middlesex, and a pedagogical article on the benefits that students of medicine and the sciences can gain from studying Classics—along with the benefits that the discipline of Classics can derive from recruiting such students. He can be reached at mgoyette.



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