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Celebrating the Second Decade!
Winter / Spring 2023 Webinars
Join us for our 12th year of providing the classics community this complimentary professional development series of webinars.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 — 5:00–6:00 pm Central Time
“Friends, Romans, high school sophomore English classes!” Angeline Chiu, University of Vermont
In this webinar, the engaging Professor Chiu will explore how Shakespeare drew inspiration from Plutarch and brought his biographies to life in Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra, a pair of vastly different yet intimately interconnected Roman tragedies.

Angeline Chiu joined the classics faculty at the University of Vermont in 2006 after earning her PhD at Princeton. She received her Masters in Greek and Latin from the University of Vermont and her BA in classics from Baylor University. She is a beloved professor at UVM known for her passion, her humor, and her knowledge. She teaches courses in all levels of Greek and Latin language and literature as well as in translation. She especially enjoys teaching “Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition.” Her scholarly interests include the late Republican and Augustan periods, Roman epic and elegy (especially Ovid), Greek and Roman theater, and classical reception. She lovingly serves as Magistra Ludorum of the annual Vermont Latin Day and as sponsor for UVM’s Goodrich Classical Club and Iota chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national classics honors society. She published Ovid’s Women of the Year: Narratives of Roman Identity in the Fasti in 2016. Chiu is the featured faculty member on the UVM Classics Department page, check this out!

Be sure to invite your English and Theatre teacher colleagues to this pair of webinars. They’re sure to enjoy the enthusiasm and passion of the presenter, Dr. Chiu!

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 — 5:00–6:00 pm Central Time
“Experience-proven activities for the Latin classroom” Reagan Ryder, Bartlett High School, Bartlett, TN
This session will help attendees develop ideas regarding projects that provide meaningful learning in the subject without taking away from valuable instructional time. The project ideas presented have all been developed as quarter-long projects primarily outside of class time, but with a careful eye to a defined grading rubric, in-class check-in points, and multiple levels of student commitment. The projects cover material for Latin, mythology, and etymology courses. Learn from an enthusiastic master teacher!

Reagan Ryder is in her second year teaching at Bartlett City High School in Bartlett, TN. In all her classes, she seeks to help students connect the modern and ancient worlds through her teaching Latin, etymology, and mythology classes and sponsorship of the Latin Club and Junior Classical League. She brings a wealth and breadth of experience to her classes having taught middle and high school Latin at the Maret School in metro Washington, DC, at the Ross School in East Hampton, NY, at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN. She served as an online instructor for the Memphis Virtual School and authored online curriculum for Latin 1 and Latin 2 for KC Distance Learning. Ryder has also taught a variety of classes for Kaplan Test Prep. Prior to Bartlett, she taught twelve years for Shelby County Schools, TN, including T-STEM Academy East High School in Memphis, TN

In 2018, Ryder’s peers honored her as the Tennessee Classical Association’s Teacher of the Year. She currently serves as Publicity Chair for the Tennessee Junior Classical League. She has presented at the Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association’s annual conference.

Ryder holds a BA in Classical Studies and Anthropology from Trinity University and an MAT in Instruction & Curriculum Leadership from the University of Memphis where she authored “Readability of Various Latin Texts: Implications for General Education.” As an undergrad, she studied archaeology, Celtic civilization, and classics at University College Cork, Ireland.

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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, and the link to the webinar virtual meeting space, which is provided in your webinar invitation.

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.