languages

Patio Q&A with Tim Griffith, Jason Merritt, and Karen Moore

Friday, June 26 | 4:30-5:15pm Languages Session Recording This is a Patio Q&A with the Languages Workshop Presenters. Karen Moore Karen Moore has filled both teaching and administrative roles at Grace Academy of Georgetown, a classical Christian school in central Texas, where she has built the 3-12th grade classical language program. She holds a B.A. in Classics from the University of Texas at Austin. She… Read More »Patio Q&A with Tim Griffith, Jason Merritt, and Karen Moore

Rapid Fire Roundtable: Best Practices for Languages

Friday, June 26 | 3:30-4:15pm Languages Session Recording This Rapid Fire Roundtable will focus on discussing best practices for language departments in classical Christian education. Download Marcus Foster Handout Download Lisa Snyder Handout Download Tim Griffith Handout Lisa Snyder Foreign Language Department Head Covenant Christian Academy Colleyville Lisa Snyder has taught foreign languages for 28 years. With experience ranging from teaching pre-k and grammar school… Read More »Rapid Fire Roundtable: Best Practices for Languages

St. Patrick’s Confession: A Story of Faith and Work of Beauty

Friday, June 26 | 10:30-11:15am Languages Session Recording The Confession of St. Patrick, written in 5th century Latin, is an autobiographical work that clears away some of the mystery that surrounds this legendary figure. Beyond the three leaf clovers and garments of green this work leads us to a wondrous story of salvation that leads both author and reader to worship. There is much we… Read More »St. Patrick’s Confession: A Story of Faith and Work of Beauty

How Languages Impact Learners & What We Can Measure in Learners

Thursday, June 25 | 2:30-3:15pm Languages Session Recording If you have loved Latin and taught it, you understand its value and impact. Why is it so hard to inspire the uninitiated or the resistant? In this seminar, we will look beyond the classic top reasons to study a language, discuss SLA research and various methodologies, and examine the impact of studying languages on students’ overall… Read More »How Languages Impact Learners & What We Can Measure in Learners

What’s the Value of Learning (your) Language?

Thursday, June 25 | 3:30-4:15pm Languages Session Recording This panel will focus on discussing the value on learning your language. Hosted by Marcus Foster, Lisa Snyder, and Timothy Griffith. Lisa Snyder Lisa Snyder has taught foreign languages for 28 years. With experience ranging from teaching pre-k and grammar school exploratory programs to the standard sequential college classroom, Lisa has researched and applied effective methodologies for… Read More »What’s the Value of Learning (your) Language?

Getting Students to Pay Attention to Endings

Thursday, June 25 | 10:30-11:15am Languages Session Recording This workshop will demonstrate practical methods Latin teachers of all levels may use to help their students learn, retain, and use Latin vocabulary better. Among other things, it will include exercises for different learning styles, how to teach vocabulary from multiple directions, and how to introduce vocabulary both inductively and deductively. Download Handout Timothy Griffith Tim Griffith… Read More »Getting Students to Pay Attention to Endings

Socratic and Platonic Pedagogy: Four Lessons from the Masters

Thursday, June 25 | 2:30-3:15pm Languages Session Recording As classical educators, we admire, read, and learn from Plato and his presentation of Socrates, but we do so primarily with an eye toward ethics and metaphysics. We primarily regard these intellectual giants as thinkers, but what if we consider them as educators? What can we learn about teaching from two of history’s greatest teachers? In this… Read More »Socratic and Platonic Pedagogy: Four Lessons from the Masters

Beginning a Greek Curriculum: Two Models

Thursday, June 25 | 11:30-12:15pm Languages Session Recording The majority of the essentials text studied in classical education were written in either Latin or Greek, yet many classical schools offer only Latin. This workshop is intended to provide administrators and language department chairs encouragement and confidence to beginning a Greek language program in their schools by offering a brief overview of two models of teaching… Read More »Beginning a Greek Curriculum: Two Models

Loving Languages in the Youngest Years

Thursday, June 25 | 11:30-12:15pm Languages Session Recording This seminar will develop the theory, methods, mechanics, and materials for differentiating language instruction to younger students (4th and below) emphasizing kinesthetic, auditory (melodic, rhythmic, dynamic), and visual elements (using color, images, graphs, art, motions). While much of the source material will stem from Latin, the content will be applicable to other languages.  The seminar will conclude… Read More »Loving Languages in the Youngest Years

Inspirational Assessment and Accountability in Latin/languages

Friday, June 26 | 11:30-12:15pm Languages Session Recording This session will address positive ways that administrators hold their teachers accountable and ways teachers hold their students accountable, esp. in the context of teaching Latin. On the teacher front, observations, meetings, grade-book checks, and collaborative initiatives represent some of the most frequently used assessment tools. Each will be considered with best practices and practical advice. On… Read More »Inspirational Assessment and Accountability in Latin/languages