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2020 Winter / Spring Webinars

Winter/Spring 2020 roster of webinars. We welcom you to another round of complimentary professional development webinars. Attendees receive a certificate acknowledging their professional development participation.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 6:00–7:00 p.m. ET (5:00-6:00 p.m. CT)
An Overview of Technology Useful in the Latin Classroom

Presenter: Lynne West, eLitterae contributor and founder Sunodia Educational Consulting

Teachers have enjoyed reading West’s regular “Tech Tip” contributions to eLitterae, Bolchazy-Carducci’s monthly eNewsletter. Her webinar will address several tools that can enhance and enliven the Latin classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to explore web-based tools that are valuable additions to both the elementary and advanced Latin curriculum. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of both the role that technology can play in the Latin classroom and how to integrate it effectively.

Lynne West is recognized internationally for her passion for teaching and supporting teachers. A veteran educator with over fifteen years of experience in both teaching and teacher leadership in K-12 schools, West employs her strong foundation in backward curricular planning and cooperative learning to design creative and engaging lessons. She has especially enjoyed developing lessons that incorporate technology in a meaningful way. She loves helping teachers see the many ways that technology can benefit students.

West founded Sunodia Educational Consulting to share her passion for teaching with her fellow educators by providing creative, tailored, and patient professional development services. West earned her teaching credential from Santa Clara University, her master’s from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and her bachelor’s from the University of California at Los Angeles.

She taught Latin and served as both world languages department chair and a curriculum specialist at Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose, CA. Inspired by her work with Jesuit high school educators from across the country in the Ignatian Leadership Seminar program, West cofounded the Jesuit Latin Network and hosted the first biennial Jesuit Latin Colloquium in 2011. West founded Sunodia Educational Consulting to share her passion for teaching with her fellow educators by providing creative, tailored, and patient professional development services.


Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 6:00–7:00 p.m. ET (5:00-6:00 p.m. CT)
Medea in Los Angeles and Oedipus in New Mexico: Boundaries, Myth and Politics

Presenter: Yoandy Cabrera Ortega, Assistant Professor, Rockford University, Rockford, IL

Professor Cabrera Ortega specializes in the influence of Greco-Roman literature on modern Hispanic culture and literature. In this webinar, he will share his insights on the adaptation of both Medea and Oedipus in a contemporary Latinx world.

Yoandy Cabrera Ortega teaches Spanish in the Languages, Literature, and Cultures Department in the College of Arts and Humanities at Rockford University. He holds a BA from the University of Havana, an MA from the Spanish National Research Council and National Distance Education University, Madrid as well as an MA from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and a PhD from Texas A&M University. Cabrera Ortega’s interdisciplinary work draws on such areas as classical reception, queer studies, affect theory, and Hispanic studies as he explores literature, theatrical plays, choreographies, and films. He is the coauthor of Ballet Clásico y Tradición Grecolatina en Cuba and serves as editor-in-chief of the scholarly journal Deinós.


Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 6:00–7:00 p.m. ET (5:00-6:00 p.m. CT)
Teaching Social Justice in the Latin Classroom

Presenter: Miriam Patrick, Teacher, Parkview High School, Lilbrun, GA

Every student has the right to see themselves in their classroom, content, and context. This webinar will focus on ways that Latin teachers can bring multiculturalism into the classroom through choosing appropriate visuals, choosing authentic materials, and reconsidering the context of the Latin language.

A third-generation teacher, Miriam Patrick has long been passionate about Latin and teaching. She strives to teach all types of students and uses research based teaching methods in her classroom. Patrick has presented on a variety of topics at state, regional, and national conferences on Comprehensible Input methods and ideas, and most recently on social justice issues. Her master's studies included work on proto-racism in classical literature. She is coauthor, with Rachel Ash, of the Latin novella Pluto: Fabula Amoris and its teacher's guide.

Patrick was honored in 2012 with the Foreign Language Association of Georgia's prestigious Teacher of Promise given to outstanding individuals in the first years of their careers. Patrick serves as editor for the Georgia Classical Association’s publications and serves on the American Classical League's Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion.


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For Professional Development
Participation is free. All webinars provide opportunity for participants to ask questions.

Learn lots — attend each presentation. Sign up for this professional development webinar. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers will provide documentation of your participation.
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