Marcus Foster

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

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

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