ACL Tech Committee Members to Present at NCEA Conference – April 23, 2014

Wolf, Twins, and Tech

Wednesday, April 23, 2014             Time: 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Room Number: 301, in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, P.A.

Fluency in Latin and GEEK: Introducing and Building a Latin Program Across the Curriculum Using Technology.

Members of National Committee for Latin & Greek and the ACL Technology Committee will share how to build a Latin program at any level, K12, by connecting an ancient culture with modern technology using cross curricular activities to build vocabulary, improve SAT scores, and integrate Classical studies in Language arts, history, art, & religion. Free web 2.0 tools that can be adapted to all subject areas will be presented with materials from the American Classical League to benefit all teachers.

Speakers: Zee Ann Poerio and John Ricard
The National Catholic Educational Association Conference (NCEA 2014) will be at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center – April 22 – 24, 2014.  For more information on the conference go to: http://www.ncea.org/
Check out more conferences for Latin teachers on the ACL Calendar of events here:
http://aclclassics.org/calendar-of-events/tech-workshop/month/2014/04/23

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