NCCA Sessions. Saturday, October 21. Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Blvd. Durham, NC 27703. Room Bull Durham B.
- 8:30-9:20. Session 70. Colleen Girouard (firstname.lastname@example.org) 'Incorporating CI strategies into a Reading-Based Latin curriculum'
This session will offer an overview of teaching with Comprehensible Input (CI) and how this approach can be blended with a more traditional, reading-based Latin textbook. This work not only aligns with standards and moves students on the path to proficiency, it also engages and energizes students, fostering a love of Latin and, as an added benefit, boosting enrollment.
- 9:30-10:20. Session 82. Mary Pendergraft, (email@example.com) ‘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.
- 10:50-11:40. Session 94. 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.
- 11:40-12:50. Lunch and Business Meeting. Report: Many thanks to Christy Tucker for volunteering to serve as Vice-President. It is hoped that through her relationship with JCL, our organizations may grow closer. We discussed a spring meeting the last Saturday in February in Durham or Raleigh. We also voted to add our name to the list of organizations encouraging states to adopt standards for the 'Seal of Biliteracy'. Many thanks also to Colleen Girouard for stepping in at the last minute to provide the first talk of the day. The talks were nicely attended with between 10 and 25 people at each.
- 1:00-1:50. Session 106. 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.