Classical Association Teaching Board INSET day (II) on A-level Classical Civilisation
G22/26, G35, G21A, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
10 am - 4pm, Wednesday 24th May
In addition to the Manchester INSET day on 18th February, the Classical Association Teaching Board is pleased to announce a further, London-based, INSET day aimed in support of teachers of Classical Civilisation.
10.10-11.00-ish Edith Hall Lecture: Inventing the Barbarian
11.30-12.15: 3 parallel workshops
12.15-13.00: 3 parallel workshops
14.00-14.45: 3 parallel workshops
14.50- 15.30: Plenary workshop: Alex Orgee (OCR) and Alice Wright (Bloomsbury Press)
Workshops (teachers will choose 3 of the 6):
(a) Rob Hancock: Imperial Image
(b) Helen Lovatt: World of the Hero: Aeneid
(c) Hans van Wees: Athenian Democracy OR Epic
(d) Julietta Steinhauer: Greek Religion
(e) Kathryn Tempest: Roman Republic
(f) Anna Dugdale: Greek Art
14.50- 15.30: Plenary workshop 1: Alex Orgee (OCR) on the new specifications; Alice Wright (Bloomsbury Press) on the new resources from Bloomsbury; there will be contributions from authors of the new text books.
15.30-end: Plenary workshop 2: Networking Opportunity
If you have any other queries or questions, please contact the organiser, Peter Liddel (email@example.com)
To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/classical-civilisation-a-level-inset-tickets-30351358731?utm_term=eventurl_text
The event is supported by the Classical Association Teaching Board and the Institute of Classical Studies.
GCSE INSET: The Persian Empire
Classical Association Teaching Board INSET on GCSE Ancient History
The Court Room, 1st Floor, Senate House, London, Saturday 24th June, 10am-5.15pm
The new OCR specifications for Ancient History include a compulsory element on the Persian Empire, 559-465 BC. This is a period study focusing on the Persian Empire under Cyrus the Great, Cambyses II, Darius I and Xerxes I. While this is a potentially exciting development, it is also potentially daunting for those teachers who will be leading their students into the study of sources and phenomena that constitute relatively unchartered territory.
This INSET day is designed for teachers of GCSE Ancient History and those who are considering introducing it to their schools and colleges. It may be of relevance to those who are teaching other aspects of Persian history at A-level. In terms of coverage it aims to complement the GCSE INSET being held at Camrbidge (7th-9th July 2017.)
The event offers support in terms of the specifications which focus upon traditional topics including imperial expansion and dynastic succession (http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/313533-specification-accredited-gcse-ancient-history-j198.pdf), but will also offer guidance on the use of sources and in particular material evidence.
Registration for the conference is free; the event is supported by the Classical Association Teaching Board.
To register, please do so at this url:
10.30-11 The Persian Empire, 559–465 BC: introducing the OCR component (James Renshaw and Alex Orgee [OCR])
11-11.45 Non-Greek sources for Persian history (Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones[Cardiff University])
12-12.45 The royal palaces (Lindsay Allen [KCL])
12.45-2.15 Lunch and visit to BM
2.15-3 Herodotus on Persia (Tom Harrison [University of St Andrews])
3-3.30 Cambyses in Egypt (Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones [Cardiff University])
3.45-4.15 Darius’ accession (Lindsay Allen [KCL])
4.15-4.45 Xerxes and the Persian wars (Tom Harrison [University of St Andrews])
Cambridge Residential CPD weekend for teachers of Classical Civilisation and Ancient History.
The weekend will run from after school on Fri 7 – Sun 9 July 2017.
Full bursaries are available.
Keynote speakers: Professors Edith Hall and Thomas Harrison
The weekend will include:
Specification-tailored workshops delivered by academics and experienced teachers
Practical advice about starting these subjects from scratch
New teaching resources and how to use them
Introduction to teaching Classical Civilisation and Ancient History for non-specialist teachers
For further information and to book, visit: www.classics.cam.ac.uk/cpd
Deadline for bookings: 31 March 2017
Association for Latin Teaching
INSET 4 March 2017
Solihull School, West Midlands
Please note that the ARLT website has changed temporarily to http://www.classicalresourcecentre.com/arlt/refresher.html
Programme for the INSET
9:30 Registration and refreshments
10:00 – 10:45 Introduction followed by Dr Elena Theodorakopoulos of the University of Birmingham on ‘Catullus on Love and Death’
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:50 Option Groups A
11:50 - 12:50 Alex Orgee and Caroline Bristow (OCR Subject Specialists for Classics): the new GCSE and A Level Classical Civilisation specifications
12.50 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.20 Option Groups B
14:20 - 15:10 Option Groups C
15:10 – 16:00 Professor Alison Cooley of the University of Warwick on ‘Meeting the Romans in Oxford: the Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions Project’
16:00 Refreshments followed by departure
16:30 ARLT Committee Meeting
Please see ARLT website
http://www.classicalresourcecentre.com/arlt/refresher.html for booking form and full list of option groups.
PDF attachment includes details and booking form.
Cost, including refreshments and lunch: £30 To reserve a place contact:
Steph Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org Solihull School, Warwick Road, B91 3DJ