Monday, April 20, 2009

Bolchazy-Carducci Announces a Second Series of Summer Online Webinar Courses for Latin Teachers

Bolchazy-Carducci has just announced the program for their second annual series of online web-based seminars for Latin teachers. More than just an online lecture, attendees can dialogue with each other and the speakers live, view presentations, and explore teaching materials used by the speakers themselves. And you don't have to buy plane tickets, arrange for your mail to be held, put your pets in a kennel, fly across the country, or even leave the comfort of your own home!

This summer's line-up includes courses designed and presented by experienced Latin teachers covering a diverse range of topics: Vergil, Catullus, Cicero, etymology, Roman culture, and Latin 2.0. There will even be a Virtual Conventiculum featuring two sessions from expert Latinists Terence Tunberg and Milena Minkova!

These courses are suitable for the newly-minted Latin teacher as well as the experienced veteran seeking professional development. (You may be eligible for credit hours towards recertification; be sure to check with your school, district, or state to confirm.)

June 9:
Ronnie Ancona
— New Ways of Teaching Vergil's Aeneid

June 17:
Helena Dettmer
— The Agony and the Ecstasy of Catullus' Love Affair with Lesbia

June 23:
Anna Andresian
— Using Oral Latin in Your Classroom

July 9:
Bill Dominik
— Exploring Etymology in Your Latin Classes

July 16:
Rose Williams
— Oral Latin via Readings in Roman History

July 21:
Jayne Reinhard
— Roman Art and Archaeology for Latin Teachers

July 23:
Jayne Reinhard
— Daily Life in Ancient Rome

July 30:
Laura Gibbs
— Latin 2.0: Personal Learning Networks

August 6:
Rose Williams
— Learning Latin Pronouns via Roman Mythology

August 13:
Jon Hall
— Latin Oral Interpretation and Performance via Cicero

September 23:
Terry Tunberg & Milena Minkova
--Training Techniques for Spoken Latin Expression (beginners)

September 30:
Terry Tunberg & Milena Minkova
— Virtual Conventiculum
(advanced -- no English will be used)

For more detailed descriptions and to sign up online, please visit

The cost for each individual webinars is $99.00. You may select any three for $249.00, or take all 12 for $749.00. Register online at the above web address, or phone 847.526.4344.

Class size is limited to 30. Minimum enrollment is set at five participants unless otherwise noted with a (*) which requires a minimum enrollment of 10. If a webinar is cancelled due to low enrollment, participants can choose to take a different webinar or may opt for a refund.