Date of recorded webinar: October 9, 2022, at 12:00 noon EST
Note: This is Part 2 of a webinar series.
Presenter: Skye Shirley, University College London
Level: middle school through college
Track: Outreach and Equity: addresses topics such as student recruitment, broadening the appeal of classics to a more diverse population, striving for equity in the classroom, developing relationships with key stakeholders, and public relations for your program
Description: Despite thousands of years of suppression, Latin texts by women survive in great numbers. Numerous teachers are realizing the benefits of broadening the scope of Latin literature taught in courses, yet still face practical concerns in implementation. This webinar will inform teachers about the variety of materials available to teach Latin texts by women, especially using active, communicative methods. From beautifully designed project templates, to audio and visual aids, to communities of teachers committed to this work, multiple supports will be offered so that teachers can feel confident and supported as they teach these valuable texts.
This webinar is available for $15 for ACL members and $20 for nonmembers. A package for 3+ webinars for the fall 2022 season is available for $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. The access link to all webinars will be emailed to those who have purchased them. One CEU available for attending 3 live webinars only; please purchase the bundle if CEU is desired.
Skye Shirley is a doctoral student in the Latin Department at University College London, where she is writing her dissertation on four seventeenth-century collections of Latin poetry written by women. She recently spent an exchange semester at Yale University in the Italian Department, where she researched intersections between Neo-Latin and early Italian texts by women. Her love of Latin began at Lexington High School, where she was a student of Dr. Fiveash, who inspired her to become a Latin teacher. She is proud to carry on his vision of increased equity in Latin studies. In addition to her doctoral research, Skye is the founder and director of Lupercal, an international organization dedicated to increasing opportunities for women in Latin language studies. Lupercal’s first conference will take place this October 24-26 at the University of Lille in France.