Workshops & Inservices

Carmina Discipulosque Cano: Boston
Using Music to Enrich and Enliven the Latin Classroom

When: Friday, November 30, 2012 (8:30am - 3:30pm)
Where: Glen Urquhart School (Beverly, MA)
Register by: November 19, 2012
Registration Fee: $59 (includes registration, all materials, light breakfast with coffee, lunch)
Brochure: Download Here!

Music is an important aspect of our students' lives, so we can use music to involve our students more deeply in their study of the Latin language, or in Latin literature texts which may seem strange and distant to them.

This workshop features two main components:

The multifaceted nature of music and its many applications for education in general and the Latin classroom specifically.

  • Background music
  • Focus music
  • Music as a project

Weaving music into the study of Latin literature.

  • Using music to stimulate discussion, develop critical thinking, and guage student comprehension of a text
  • Activities for pre-reading, analysis, projects, and tests

Participants will be able to discuss and try out the activities presented, and will receive myriad materials that can be used immediately in the classroom.

Professional Development: Participation certificates documenting contact hours will be provided to all participants.

Dann Russo, Presenter
Dann Russo teaches Latin at Boston College High School in Dorchester. But he leads a double life as a singer/songwriter who sometimes has a band and wants to be Bruce Springsteen or Eddie Vedder when he "grows up."

Suzanne Henrich, Presenter
Suzanne Henrich holds an MAT in Latin & Classical Humanities from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She teaches Latin at Boston Latin Academy in Dorchester, and serves on the Board of Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute.

A program of Glen Urquhart School and Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute