Full details of this INSET day are now available on the ARLT website here.
Book by Friday February 12th to avoid disappointment!
I have just received copies of the Summer School/INSET brochure, looking good.
I shall try to make the details available on line, but the contact meanwhile is
Nottingham High School
Nottingham NG7 4ED
Tel. 07779 567245
Total cost £390 en-suite, £320 standard, which should be met from your school budget. There are £100 bursaries available, but (in my personal view) it would be kind if just people who have to pay their own way apply for these.
Oh, and a reminder of the dates and place:
MOnday 27th July to Saurday 1st August at Wills Hall, University of Bristol.
Option group will include
As and A2 set texts
AS and A2 Classical Civilisation
GCSE set texts
Cambridge Latin Course
Classical literature and its influence
Reading Greek drama
Look a good list to me. THose who wish to keep their noses to the grindstone can opt for the first choices; those feeling a bit more laid back can got for the last ones. Or pick and mi.
Peakers will include Julian Morgan, ICT specialist
Steven Hunt, Faculty of Education, Cambridge University
Dr Genevieve Liveley, Liverpool University
D Kathryn Tempest, Roehampton University
Malcolm Smith, Principal Examiner OCR AS lit.
Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden, storytellers. (intriguing!)
Simon Smith, wine expert, The WInes of Italy and Greece (different!)
Andy Smith, Nottingham High School, sharing good classroom practice.
Go on, register today!
Tracey Headland our Administrator for the day has just sent me the latest update for Saturday 7th March, including last-minute contact details for anyone who has missed the deadline for registering.
The update is here:
If people want to apply last minute, they can either call me on 01223 321118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I am hoping I may be able to attend myself – suffering poor health, but I’d love to be there. (David writing)
The annual INSET Day (Refresher Day) will be held on Saturday 7th March at Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge, home of the Cambridge International School, beginning at 10.30am. The director is Russell Lord, and the course secretary is Tracey Headland.
The cost, including lunch and all refreshments, is just £25.
There will be one keynote address, and the rest of the day will be taken up with discussion groups on topics that are relevant to practising teachers. Follow the link below for an application form, and for an invitation to introduce a group discussion on a topic you feel is important.
The latest list of lectures at the ARLT Summer School in Uppingham School, from Monday 21st July to Saturday 26th July 2008.
A lot more detail about the option groups at the ARLT Summer School in Uppingham School, from Monday 21st July to Saturday 26th July 2008.
We shall look at the text primarily for pleasure but also with an eye on teaching the material. Plenty of time for discussion – reading aloud optional! – as we investigate in detail the three best bits.
How to consolidate and enhance the progress of your pupils from GCSE to A Level/Pre U. We will discuss teaching and learning methods for all aspects of the language papers, and how to integrate this work into preparation for the literature papers.
We shall look at the courses and resources available for pupils starting off in Latin, at ways of engaging younger pupils' attention and motivating them to want to choose Latin as an option higher up the school. The emphasis will be on sharing ideas and experiences and finding practical solutions to problems.
Do you remember why we chose to study Classics? Not because the book is on a syllabus, but because we appreciate good literature which has lasted 2000 years. We shall look at our favourite poems and talk about them! Come with a text and be prepared to contribute your ideas.
These workshops will begin by looking at practical learning styles for Visual, Aural and Kinaesthetic learners and the role of emotional intelligence in the classroom. Following on from this the workshops will look at the specific needs of Gifted and Talented students with a focus on teaching styles.
A discussion group in which different approaches to the reading, analysis, discussion and revision of literary modules in Classical Civilisation will be analysed. The focus of the group is on stimulating discussion on novel approaches and good practice.
The main focus will be on the CLA prose selections and Aeneid VI, covering teaching approaches and exam-style questions for both verse and prose.
A workshop on how to read accurately. The emphasis will be on practice, with perhaps a little theory, and there will be the opportunity – though no compulsion! – to read aloud. Notes and reading material will be provided. .
We will begin at line 426, continuo auditae voces, and see how far we get. The main emphasis will be on the correct reading aloud of the text, but you will be free to discuss any matters relating to the text. Please bring a text with you (any edition).
Offering and sharing ideas for bringing Classical stories to life through short performances; an opportunity to take part in a simple version of an epic tale.
We shall deal with the practicalities of planning the year and making best use of lesson time. We shall also discuss key characters and themes, and how to help our students please the examiners. If you are new to teaching the Odyssey, your questions will be welcome; if you have taught it before, please bring material and ideas to share.
A discussion group to share ideas and materials on how to teach this book. Please bring any ideas you have to the sessions. Relatively new teachers will probably find this most useful, but experienced teachers are welcome to share their expertise.
A discussion group concentrating on some of the passages from the de coniuratione Catilinae, investigating its historical background, language and grammar, style and Sallust's literary influence. Please bring your own text and translation.
A variety of games suitable for Latin and/or Class. Civ. students from beginners to A2 will be explained and played. Participants will have the opportunity to share any games they play in their own schools. NB If you've attended this group before, there will be some new games.
In this group we shall share ideas on how to prepare pupils for the A2 prose composition option (apparently continuing in the new specification) and also for the AS English into Latin sentences option (the first coming in 2009). We might spend more time on the second. We shall look at how to approach this work, which textbooks might be useful, and perhaps at particular areas if we feel we want to. We shall do exercises ourselves, and try to spot some (deliberate!) mistakes made by the Group Leader.
This is for anyone who would like to read some Greek for personal enjoyment, and perhaps to look afresh at plays well known through the teaching of Classical Civilisation. There will be selections from well known plays eg. Medea, Bacchae and perhaps Trojan Women. Lexical help will be provided. Please email Laurabeech(at)aol.com. if you have any suggestions or requests.