2nd July 2022, 10 am to 4.30 pm
York St John University, YO31 7EX
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
The cost is £49.00 for teachers (£25 for PGCE and ITT students). Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Bursaries are available - please contact us for details.
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For each session delegates can choose any option.
|Option A||Option B|
|Introduction to Suburani||Integrating myth and history into a Latin course|
|Ideas for language teaching at KS3 and KS4||Introduction to the Primary Latin Courseand next steps|
|11.50 am–12.10 pm||Break with refreshments|
|Broadening the attainment range: identifying and addressing individual students' needs||Developing GCSE Classical Civilization|
|Best practice for teaching GCSE literature||Classical Greek in schools - ideas and proposals|
|Using Latin novellas in the classroom||Suburani Book 3 - approaches to reading literature|
|3–3.15 pm||Break with refreshments|
|Tour and hands-on experience at DIG|
This session gives you an overview of Suburani, Books 1 and 2. We look at its aims, some of its characters, and the linguistical map. We look at the locations in which the storyline is set, and the book's approach to myth and history, as well as the topics covered in the civilization sections.
Top tips for language teaching up to GCSE! How can we engage as many students as possible, enabling each of them to reach their potential? In this session we'll look at practical ideas for getting the most out of stories, look at opportunities for differentiating resources, share ideas for embedding vocabulary, and explore different approaches to promoting competence with the knowledge, and use, of Latin grammar. We'll show how a range of techniques (from reading to grammar translation, from listening to writing) can have their place in every classroom and be used to address particular areas of weakness.
The Primary Latin Course is a free, online course which was designed working with UK primary teachers to help schools deliver Latin and Roman civilisation – without the need for any background in Latin. The course provides a gentle introduction to the Latin language for pupils in Years 3 – 6, aiming to establish reading fluency of simple sentences. Language learning is fully integrated into an immersive cultural and archaeological course set in ancient Herculaneum. This session will give an overview of the course with time for questions and discussion on how to use it in the classroom.
In 2018 the grading of Latin GCSE was brought into alignment with (and now appears slightly more lenient than) other GCSEs, such as Maths and English. Yet while almost half of Maths and English GCSE candidates are in the Grade 1-4 attainment groups (48% and 46% respectively), fewer than 8% of Latin GCSE candidates are drawn from these groups. At the same time, many Latin departments are reporting lower numbers. If our colleagues in other departments are teaching the full ability range, why can’t we? In this session we’ll look at practical approaches to making Latin accessible to all students, regardless of their attainment levels.
Although the literature paper(s) account for 25 to 50% of the total GCSE, many of us leave the teaching of literary appreciation until the final year of our courses. In this session, we’ll begin by looking briefly at some past papers (OCR and Eduqas) to establish the skills required for GCSE literature. We’ll then explore practical techniques for developing those skills throughout our Latin courses. The session will use stories from Suburani to show how we can develop students’ literary appreciation from the outset, smoothing the transition to literature, but the approaches demonstrated will be relevant to any course.
Latin novellas are fast growing in popularity as a means to encourage students to read fluently. This session will introduce delegates to Latin novellas and talk about the benefits of using them in the classroom to increase students’ confidence and reading proficiency. Delegates will be able to look through copies of Celer and Ludi Suburani, two novellas written for students of Suburani, and will come away with ideas of how to incorporate them into teaching.
Following the success of Suburani Books 1 and 2 work has begun on Book 3, a transitional reader designed for students moving from Intermediate Latin to authentic Latin literature. We will share a sample chapter of the new textbook and invite feedback on the content and structure. We will also present a plan for other themes of chapters in the book including proposed passages and authors. There will also be a demonstration of the digital support that will be available to aid translation. This session is an opportunity for teachers to share their own ideas and give feedback.
This visit to DIG Archaeology is led by the DIG Learning Team, and will include a guided tour of the recreated archaeology site (where students turn archaeologist to uncover evidence), a tailored talk on Roman archaelogy in York, and a visit to the on-site exhibition Life and Death in Eboracum.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.