Let's Learn Latin! (Albuquerque)

When: April 13, 2018 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Where: Hotel Albuquerque
(800 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM)
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Register by: April 6, 2018
Registration Fee: FREE (includes materials & light breakfast)
Brochure: Download here!
UPDATE 3/6/2018: Registration for Let's Learn Latin in Albuquerque is now full! You may still register and be included on the waitlist; we will contact you if a spot opens up for you!

Let's Learn Latin will introduce elementary and middle school teachers to the world of Latin and the ancient Romans through a variety of engaging approaches. Teachers get to play the role of students, learning the material through the same activities and lessons that they will be able to use in their own classrooms.

Participants will enjoy learning the basics of Latin, using a colorful, interesting, kid-friendly text called Minimus, richly supplemented by effective and innovative activities to practice the material. Other topics include Latin vocabulary, word roots, and Roman culture and mythology. No previous experience with Latin is needed!

Participants will receive myriad classroom-ready materials on all topics studied.

By learning about Latin and ancient Rome, students will better understand English vocabulary and grammar, the workings of other world languages, and the roots of Western civilization.

The workshop will lead participants through 50% or more of the Minimus text, giving participants the skills and confidence they need to continue their study independently.

This work at the workshop will prepare participants to knowledgeably and confidently teach their students about the following aspects of the ancient Roman world: basics of the Latin language, grammatical connections between Latin and English, Latin vocabulary and word roots, & culture and mythology.

Connections to Standards
We recognize that for the teaching of Latin and Classical Studies to be effective and feasible, it must be integrated with state standards. Participants will learn about connections to the standards, and other techniques of incorporating these topics into today's busy clasrooms.

A morning session (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) will be followed by lunch (12:00 pm - 12:30 pm) and an afternoon session (12:30 - 4:00 pm).

Key Language Topics, studied in depth:
greetings, question words, nouns and adjectives, gender, linking verbs, action verbs, adverbs, & plural subjects.

Ancillary Activities, in overview:
  • Vocabulary (family, animals, colors, foods, emotions, classroom, body parts)
  • Culture (names, writing, Greek pottery, games, art, coins, travel, geography)

Coffee and a light continental breakfast will be provided at the workshop. Participants should bring their own lunch, as there will not be enough time to leave campus.

Professional Development Credit
All participants will receive a certificate documenting their 6.5 contact hours.

Meet the Instructor
Brandy Henricks-Marson

Brandy is a former Latin teacher with 12 years of middle school classroom experience in both Illinois and Virginia. She graduated from the University of Texas with a major in Art History (1999) and Latin (2001) and an MA in Education (2004) from the University of Kentucky. She has been involved with Ascanius for the past three years and is chair of the Classical Promise Scholarship Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. She is also a member of the ETC Exploratory Latin Exam committee and the chair of the NJCL Creative Writing Contest. Last spring, she led an Ascanius Roman Explorers program at McAuliffe Middle School in San Antonio, TX where she currently resides with her husband.