ABOUT THIS COURSE

This updated and revised course is designed for teachers of Latin who wish to explore the exciting possibilities afforded by digital technology. The course deals with innovative and effective ways of improving classroom exposition, of improving the learning of both vocabulary and grammar in language instruction through interactive learning tools and transformational approaches to the teaching of Latin literature through a variety of digital packages. The course is aimed at all levels of teaching Latin, from Key Stage 3 to GCSE and A Level.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Improve student learning and engagement
  • Develop new approaches to pedagogy
  • Learn how to use digital technologies in teaching, learning, assessment and planning
  • Reduce teacher workload by using these digital tools and approaches
  • Cultivate a personal learning network for Classics
COURSE DATE New Autumn 2019 dates coming soon
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 
  • All teachers of Classics seeking to integrate digital tools into their practice to enhance learning in all aspects of the subject
COURSE CODE 7067
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
INCLUDED
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues

 

10.00 – 11.00am
Digital basics: theory and practice

  • Theories of using digital technologies in the classroom
  • Tablets v laptops – 1:1 v BYOD
  • How to use the cloud effectively – Google, Office 365, Moodle
  • Improving productivity with digital tools

11.00 – 11.20am
Discussion: coffee break


11.20 – 12.15pm
How to improve learning in Latin with digital technologies

  • Beyond PowerPoint – how to use a range of tools to improve presentation of material
  • Learning grammar and vocabulary – a variety of strategies and platforms to improve retention of linguistic material
  • Online assessment – how to use digital technologies to improve understanding of Latin syntax

12.15 – 1.00pm
Student-centred strategies to learning Latin

  • Using tech to collaborate online
  • Augmented Reality and Virtual fieldtrips with Google Earth
  • Literary texts – how to use Perseus

1.00 – 2.00pm
Lunch and informal discussion


2.00 – 2.45pm
Digital resources for Classicists

  • Find the best resources online
  • Using YouTube properly
  • Creating your own digital resources

2.45 – 3.00pm
Discussion: afternoon tea


3.00 – 3.45pm
Personal Learning Networks in Classics

  • How to use Twitter and other platforms to improve professional development
  • How to curate and save the information that you find online
  • How to establish your own digital presence

Alan Chadwick

Alan is Head of Classics at the City of London Freemen’s School and is the creator of the online course for learning Latin – CyberCaesar. He has worked with the Chartered College of Teachers on the online course for digital technology in education. He is a contributing author in the forthcoming book, Teaching Classics with Technology.

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