Friday, June 5, 2020

Low Cost or Free Summer Professional Development Opportunities

American Classical League 73rd Annual (Virtual) Institute

WHEN: June 22-26, 2020
COST: $25.00, or pay what you can. ACL Membership must be current first. Follow this link to register. Registration available until the end of Institute.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Participants can receive one graduate credit hour from Ashland University. Contact Amy Elifrits for course information.
WHAT: This year's institute will contain a variety of pre-recorded events, live events, plenary sessions, and opportunities for socializing.

Find more information and register HERE.

Cambridge Latin Course Online Latin Teaching Workshops

Cambridge University Press is offering fully-subsidized professional development remotely this summer.

Novice Workshops: June 15, July 7, July 20
Experienced Workshops: June 17, July 9, July 22

Information and registration links for Online Latin Teaching Workshops are available now. Participants are welcome to attend both the novice and experienced workshops.

Find more information and register HERE

Comprehensible, Compelling, and Caring: Working on Your Next Steps in the Latin Classroom2020 Digital Conference

WHEN: July 7-9, 2020
COST: Donation Only
Find more information and register HERE.

Friday, May 29, 2020

NCMA Free Webinar Tuesday 6/2/2020: “Remixing NCMA Resources for Teaching about Ancient Cultures"

The North Carolina Museum of Art will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, June 2 at 2:00PM EST.

“Remixing NCMA Resources for Teaching about Ancient Cultures"
"Work side-by-side with the North Carolina Museum of Art to better understand how to use objects from the Ancient World in your classroom. For educators and students, the past comes alive through interrogation of sources, with inquiry-based activities, and through direct connection with our modern world. Participants will receive a free membership to the new Humanities in Class Digital Library, a collaboration led by the National Humanities Center that allows educators at all levels to access, collect, remix, and publish instructional materials using the highest quality sources. This Open Education Resource (OER) platform provides a makerspace environment for you to learn and design activities that use the NCMA collection.”

Only 100 spots are available. Register here.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Valley Springs Middle School Open Position

Valley Springs Middle School is seeking a Latin teacher. It is the ONLY public middle school in Western NC with a Latin Program. It is also a brand new program! Apply Here!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

CANCELLED: NCCA Spring Meeting

The NCCA Spring Meeting this Saturday, February 8, is cancelled due to low registration numbers. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for those of you who had already registered. The next NCCA meeting will be at FLANC October 9-10 in Winston-Salem. Please mark your calendars. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 25, 2020

NCCA Spring Meeting 2020

February 8, 2020
UNC Chapel Hill, Murphey Hall 104

10:00-10:30 Registration

10:30-11:20 "Martial and the Pantomime." Elliott Piros (UNC Greensboro)

11:25-12:15 "Reason and Revelation in Apuleius." James Rives, (UNC Chapel Hill)

12:15-1:05 Business Meeting (Lunch will be catered by Mediterranean Deli)

1:10-2:00 “Do What?! Superposition in Euclid’s Elements.” Keyne Cheshire (Davidson College)

2:05-2:55 Session 4 TBD

For interested K-12 educators, a certificate will be provided indicating that this conference provides 3 1/2 contact hours of scholarly talks in the field of Classics and 0.35 Continuing Education units (CEU) in an academic subject area of World Languages.

N.B.: Local Education Agencies (LEAs) or districts and charter schools must approve professional development offerings.

PARKING: You can find campus parking information on the UNC website here: Parking should be available in the usual paid lots as well as some of the lots on campus. There is a basketball game (vs. Duke) at 6 pm that evening, but we should be off campus before the masses arrive. The UNC parking website does not say that the lots near Murphey Hall will be restricted, but you should watch for signs that may announce unlisted or last minute parking restrictions. Attendees can try to park in the Emerson and Lenoir Dr. lot, Bynum Circle lot, or meters on Country Club Rd. As a backup, there is a public parking in the Wallace Parking Deck on Rosemary Street not far from campus: (select ‘Decks’).

REGISTRATION: Please complete the NCCA Spring Meeting Registration Form AND the NCCA Membership Form for our records.

To complete the NCCA Membership Registration Form, click HERE. You may pay annual dues at the meeting by cash or check for $25 (students $15) made out to the North Carolina Classical Association. If time permits and you prefer to pay in advance, checks may be sent to Temple Eller, Treasurer NCCA, 7 Winterberry Ridge Ct., Greensboro, NC 27407.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

NEH Summer Seminar for Pre-Collegiate Teachers


An NEH Summer Seminar for K-12 Teachers (July 13-31, 2020)

In the summer of 2020 (July 13-31), there will be an NEH Summer Seminar for pre-collegiate teachers (K-12) on the topic of Roman Daily Life. This seminar is an opportunity to read Petronius and graffiti in Latin and look at Pompeian archaeology for various topics of Roman daily life. The Petronius reading forms a central core of the seminar, and thus an intermediate level of Latin proficiency (1 year of college level Latin) is required. The seminar will be held in St. Peter, Minnesota (1 hour from Minneapolis) on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. The NEH pays each person $2700 to participate, which will more than cover the living and food expenses (approximately $1500) – each participant is responsible for their own travel expenses. The seminar has been organized by Matthew Panciera (Gustavus Adolphus) and will be co-taught by him, Beth Severy-Hoven (Macalester), Jeremy Hartnett (Wabash), and Rebecca Benefiel (Washington and Lee).

The application deadline is March 1. More information and directions on applying can be found at the seminar website Note that this is the LAST time that we will be offering this seminar, so if you are interested, please apply.

If you have any questions, write Matthew Panciera, the director of the seminar, at

CAMWS Summer Travel Award Deadline Extended

Consider applying for a CAMWS Summer Travel Award. Due to low numbers of applications, the deadline has been extended to January 30, 2020.

These awards include appr. $5000.00 to attend the AAR Summer School (Grant Award), appr. $4500.00 for the ASCSA Summer School (Semple Award), and up to $3000.00 for other appropriate summer programs (e.g., (Benario Awards).

ALL teachers are eligible, even if you are not in CAMWS territory. Their school simply needs to be become a CAMWS member. ("CAMWS members teaching at a school outside CAMWS territory are eligible to apply for these awards if their schools are current institutional members of CAMWS (

Fuller information can be found here: