Fluency in Geek Presentation Slated for ACL Institute 2013 Memphis, TN

On June 28th I will be presenting, along with Zee Ann Poerio and Cindy Caltagirone, a technology session entitled “Fluency In Geek: Growing Classical Studies Programs Through Technology”.

It will be a 90 minute workshop which will show teachers how to review technology resources (using the 5 C’s of Technology we wrote about over at AFireKindled) and which critical resources they could make use of right now in order to build their programs.

We are faced with a serious dilemma in Classical studies – we are faced with finding our subject eliminated from school curricula across the country for financial concerns and fears over relevancy. In order to revive the importance of our subject, we need to find innovative solutions – and utilizing technological resources is a part of that program. I will be reviewing resources that will not only help students expand their knowledge of Latin vocabulary and grammar, but also deepen their background knowledge of its culture and history through the use of available resources.

The presentation will be in the morning on June 28th and will focus on key resources and strategies to help teachers make the most efficient use of not only their time, but of their students’ time, too. And having a little fun along the way certainly can’t hurt!

The ACL Institute is being held at the University of Memphis’ Fogelman Conference Center. For more information about the 2013 ACL Institute in Memphis, TN, follow this link.