ACL Tech Committee Offering Two Workshops at ACL Institute LXVI in Memphis

college-photo_14484.The American Classical League’s Technology Committee will be well-represented at the LXVI Institute, this year being held at the University of Memphis in Tennessee. Two workshops that will highlight the use of technology in the classical classroom will be offered by various members of the committee.

In the morning session on Friday, June 28th, John Ricard, Zee Ann Poerio, and Cindy Caltagirone will be discussing various resources to help make efficient use of technology for Classics programs. Finding relevant ways to dispense information and help develop deeper background knowledge, and stimulate interest in the field, is the primary goal of the workshop. It is entitled “Fluency in Geek: Growing Classical Studies Programs Through Technology” and will survey easily accessible technologies while also helping teachers properly assess new resources for their needs. Join the discussion over on Romae’s Amicitia.

On Saturday, June 29th in the morning session, Michelle Ramahlo, Zee Ann Poerio, Rachel Ash, and Michael Posey will be hosting “All Hands on Tech: Expanding the Reach of the Latin Classroom” which is sponsored also by the folks at and also features several members from the ACL Tech Committee as well.

We are going to have a discussion area over on the Amicitia forum for the institute in general along with our coverage of the events via our Twitter account (TechACL). Also “like” us on our Facebook page. Feel free to follow us and post your comments!

About Magister Ricard

John has been teaching Latin at the secondary level since 2007. Starting the Latin program at Somerset Academy in 2009, he has now moved on to another home founding the Latin program at the Pine Crest School. He has taught all levels of Latin from Middle School courses to AP Latin using a wide-range of approaches.

John also is the Social Sciences and Humanities Department Chair at Pine Crest and currently teaches AP Art History and has served as a reader for 3 years now. He also has taught AP European History and AP World History, among many other social sciences courses. He is also the founder of,, and