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Tuesday, June 28 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
12A The Evolution of the Classical Essay: From Drafting to Coding

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This session will address various strategies for teaching students how to become critical thinkers and analytical writers. We will begin with the students’ first introduction to textual analysis, exploring some of the questions students can ask and things they can look for when analyzing a text. Then, we will review systems and practices for helping students respond to a prompt analytically: generating ideas, organizing them into a thesis and arguments, and supporting these arguments with evidence. We will also see how to apply this same process to writing original essays, where students develop their own thesis. Finally, we will explore how, at the most advanced level, students can apply these skills in a new interactive medium—computer coding. Participants will have the opportunity to view two computer programs, written by high school students, which take viewers through a close analysis of Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

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Kristin Webster

Upper School Latin Teacher, The Marymount School
I have been teaching Latin for the past nine years to students of all levels, from elementary to undergraduate. I am particularly interested in curriculum design, assessment, and differentiation through the use of technology. I am also working on an iBook called The Digital Latin Classroom. If you're in my session, feel free to contact me with any questions: kwebster@marymountnyc.org.


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
San Jacinto Center Room 204

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