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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.

Canceled - Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 6:00–7:00 p.m. ET (5:00-6:00 p.m. CT)
Using eBooks for Distance Learning

Presenter: Dr. Bridget Dean, President, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

Join Dr. Bridget Dean for a short webinar on the mechanics of highlights and note sharing in eBooks. Dr. Dean will demonstrate these features using the VitalSource eBook platform. Jody Cull, the Production and eLearning Manager at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, will also be online to help answer questions about your specific platform.


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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To participate in Bolchazy-Carducci Publisher sponsored webinars you will need high-speed internet access, computer speakers/headphones, current web browser with updated "Flash Player"*, and the link to the webinar virtual meeting space, which is provided in your webinar invitation.

*Current web browsers: Internet Explorer 8, FireFox 3, Google Chrome, Safari 4 or 5. Flash Player available from Adobe.com: get.adobe.com/flashplayer/. Consult your school IT dept.

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.
Please note: The Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers Webinar Program is intended to be a live interactive endeavor in which presenter and attendees ask questions, make comments, seek clarification, share examples, etc. Thus, by design and in order to protect the presenter's intellectual property, B-C does not make recordings available to non-attendees. B-C encourages those interested in a given topic or presenter to plan to attend the live webinar.