Vergil's Aeneid Book VII for Teachers
Wed. 8pm Eastern
Course Description: Join us to discuss Book 7 of the Aeneid in Latin, as Latin. No translation. We will employ such techniques as paraphrase and summary as we read Book 6 of this timeless text together, and we will discuss selected points from the text using various prompts. Feel free to use any copy of the text.
Textbook: Materials will be provided by the teacher and freely available online
Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.
Laura is a Latin teacher with fourteen years of experience teaching in diverse environments and at different levels, from Introductory Latin through AP. Her teaching experience has included face-to-face courses that meet on various schedules, blended courses, and courses delivered entirely online. In 2013, she was honored to be named Teacher of the Year in Pequannock Township High School. She is currently certified to teach in these states: New Jersey, Virginia, Wisconsin, Texas, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Washington, and Alabama.
Early on in the course of her teaching career, Laura developed an interest in active Latin teaching methods. She has been facilitating the active use and acquisition of Latin in the Conventiculum Lexintoniense in Kentucky, and has been an avid participant since 2004. In 2014, she made the decision to go back to school, in order to increase her understanding of the Latin language and literature from all ages and how to teach it.
In August 2016, Laura earned her Master's Degree in Classics, and the Graduate Certificate in Latin studies at the University of Kentucky, which is a degree in spoken Latin. She is about to receive her PhD in Education Sciences with a focus on Latin pedagogy, investigating teaching methods that have supported the teaching of Latin as a second language for millennia.