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 Fall CAM Business Meeting at MAFLA and MAFLA 2018

The Classical Association of Massachusetts will conduct its annual business meeting on Saturday from 11:30am – 12:45pm at the MAFLA conference, and Holly Engvall of East Boston High School will present on her activities as the recipient of the 2017 Elaine Batting Memorial Award. CAM will also recognize the 2016 Batting Award recipient, Mary Elizabeth DeCamp of Winchester High School, whose report will be presented on Friday. Members and prospective members are welcome.

Once again there will also be a full Latin strand at the fall MaFLA conference.  We encourage you all to attend.

This year’s MaFLA conference is a special one for Massachusetts Latin teachers.

Keynote speaker Ted Zarrow (ACTFL Teacher of the Year, Latin), is also giving a pre-conference workshop

Friday morning Sara Cain presents a 3-hr workshop: Omnibus Discendum Est

75-min Latin sessions are:


A2–From Solitary Latin Scholars to Collaborative Latin Communities                             Klara Sands

B2–Romans in Gaul: Integration of the Invaders                                                             Mary Elizabeth DeCamp, Batting Winner, 2016

D4–Assessing Student Progress Without Translation                                                      Jacqui Carlon, Daphne Bissette, Daniel Hendricks

E4–The Connections Standard: Relating Classics to Other Disciplines                           Teresa Ramsby, Graduate Students

F5–Concordia Ordinum: Culture as an Integral Part of the Communicative Latin Classroom  Holly Engvall, Batting Winner, 2017


G2–Games for Learning (Nearly) Everything                                                                     Isaac Haven

H2–New Views on the Letters of Pliny the Younger                                                           Jacqui Carlon

CAM Spring Conference: Topics in Classical Pedagogy

Saturday May 6, 2017

10 AM – 2 PM

Westwood High School
Westwood, MA

CAM Meeting FALL 2011

The fall CAM meeting was held on Saturday, October 29 (11:45 a.m.) at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in conjunction with the fall MaFLA conference.  Madelyn Gonnerman Torchin facilitated the opening of the meeting which was then moderated by Doug Ryan (Past President).

The business items that were discussed were:

1.  Treasurer’s Report ($1433.17 in account)

2.  The need for Regional Representatives (raised by Joe Davenport)

3.  Upcoming events:              CANE writing contest (Dec. 15)

MaFla (CAM co-sponsored) Diversity Day (May 5, 2012)

CANE Summer Institute, (July 9-14, 2012)

ACL Convention, (June 2012 – Las Vegas)

CANE Annual Meeting, (March 16, 17-St. Sebastian’s School)

Classics Day, (Dec. 8 – Boston University)

JCL State Convention,  (April 27-29 – Barnstable)

  1. The need to update the website;  Lydia Haile Fassett was appointed to update the site.
  2. Create and maintain an electronic newsletter; Sherley Blood and Nancy Antonellis were appointed to this task.
  3. Discussion and suggestions for updating and maintaining the membership list
  4. The slate of officers nominated and approved were:  Ken Rothwell (Vice-President), Tamara Bauer (Treasurer/2 year term), Brenda Cook (Secretary/4 year term)

Sara Honig was recognized with a plaque for the Excellence in Teaching Award, which was presented by Madelyn Gonnerman Torchin.

Doug Ryan concluded the meeting with a presentation about the deification of leaders in ancient Rome as well as in America.


CAM Meeting SPRING 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010 UMASS-Amherst.

The schedule was as follows:

10:00-10:30 – Arrival and Continental Breakfast

10:30 – “Putting the Pieces Together: Applying Archaeological Evidence.”
UMass Alumnus and Latin teacher Andrew Carroll discussds his experiences working on archaeological digs in Italy and how to interpret the evidence once uncovered.

11:30 – “Roman Water Systems: A Modern Environmental Perspective.”
CAM President Doug Ryan discussed Roman public waterworks with a goal in mind to provide teachers with some ideas to motivate their students to consider ecological issues by looking at the effects of Roman aqueducts, baths, and sewers on the environment.

12:30 – Lunch and Business Meeting Doug Ryan, CAM President
-Ratification of New Officers
-Business for next year
1:45 – Tips from the Trenches: UMass MAT Students Present
UMass MAT students presented practical tips on teaching aspects of Latin language or grammar. The audience was given handouts and instructions enabling them to use the techniques demonstrated in their own classrooms immediately.

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