NCCA Sessions. Saturday, October 21. Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Blvd. Durham, NC 27703.
- Mary Pendergraft, (firstname.lastname@example.org) ‘Teaching Caesar: Resources and Strategies’
Caesar’s Gallic War was a staple of Latin education, particularly for the upper class. Winston Churchill said he struggled through the text with one beating per page. We ask whether this text, which glorifies conquest and values military success, is appropriate for students today. We look at resources for studying Caesar and the Gallic campaigns, and approaches to the text that will increase student fluency in reading Latin, and skill and interest in asking hard questions of the text.
- John Stevens (email@example.com) ‘The Latin and Greek Exchange in UNC Online’
In the budget crisis of 2011, UNC foreign language depts were asked to explore cooperation and course sharing across the system so that less commonly taught languages would not be lost in the crisis and to maximize efficiency. The result was the Language Exchange in UNC Online, which offers both synchronous and asynchronous courses in distance education. We will look at the offerings, the technology, and discuss the possibilities for and obstacles to cooperation between secondary schools and universities.
- Jessie Craft (firstname.lastname@example.org) ‘Storytelling in Minecraft for the CI/TPRS Classroom’ This presentation will show an innovative way to foster language acquisition through a blending of Minecraft and CI/TPRS. There will be discussion on the principles of CI/TPRS and their powerful impact on language acquisition. This will be followed by a discussion on how to use Minecraft to create the 3D virtual space in which the language can be delivered to learners through compelling and comprehensible storytelling. The presentation will conclude with a demonstration of the principles and methods.
- Jonathan Zarecki (email@example.com) ‘Experiential Archaeology as a Tool for Teachers and Students’ Experiential archaeology is an important part of recreating the ancient world, as it allows us to test hypotheses and attempt to learn what the literature and artifacts don't, or can't, tell us. This talk will examine how participation in experiential archaeology can help bring the ancient world alive for both teachers and students.