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Tuesday, June 28 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
13D1 Signa Latina: A Grammatical Sign Language

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This workshop will introduce participants to a series of signs that represent grammatical concepts (like the indirect impact of the dative case) through hand motions. Signing is a powerful strategy for communicating meaning, and the objective of the Signa Latina is to give students a new tool for thinking about grammar in order to help them process the meaning of Latin expressions. Teachers can use the signs to explain the concepts underlying the grammar of Latin nouns and verbs using visual and kinesthetic cues. Students can use the signs to express and acknowledge their understanding of Latin forms. Signa Latina is appropriate for students of any age and can be incorporated into form drills, translation exercises, spoken Latin exercises, literature readings, and technical discussions about grammar.

Links we'll visit during the presentation:
Noun Forms Exercise
Sentences Exercise
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Amy Sommer

Latin teacher, Cherry Creek High School

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Anna Andresian

Frontend Engineer, AltSchool
I taught Middle and Upper School Latin for 11 years in RI, NV, CO, and NJ, then transitioned in 2014 to a career as a software developer. I currently work as a Frontend Engineer at AltSchool in San Francisco, where I get to build software products for our students & teachers. A short list of things I love: pedagogy, curriculum design, programming, historical linguistics, spoken Latin. | | In 2012, I stumbled upon a teaching tool that allowed... Read More →

Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
UTC Room 4.110

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