Salvete, collegae praeclarī!
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you well as we embark upon another school year. Once again we are presented with new challenges as
our districts wrestle with the continuing implementation of the new teacher evaluation system. The new buzzword is Student Growth Objective (SGO). If that term sends a shiver down your spine, fear not. NJClassical is here to help.
I would like to invite you to attend our fall meeting at the Atlantic Club in Manasquan on Saturday October 5 where we will devote the afternoon to SGOs. In a workshop/brainstorming session, we will put our heads together and create a list of potential SGOs that you can use (or adapt). Our intention is to post this list on our website for future use. Who better to create such a resource than the best Classics teachers in the state?
In addition, Ronnie Ancona, professor of Classics at Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center, will be giving a presentation on Catullus, focusing on the new poems that are included in the second edition of her book, Writing Passion: A Catullus Reader. Also, Dorothy Maxwell, the 2013 Edna White Rome Scholarship recipient will share her summer spent at the American Academy in Rome.
Over the summer, the executive board voted to switch our newsletter to an electronic format. So, you will no longer receive a paper version of the Bulletin. Instead all the information will be posted on our website (www.njclassics.org). I encourage you to check our website for information about NJCA and Latin goings-on around the state.
As always, if there is anything that NJ Classical can do to help you, please contact me (email@example.com) I am looking forward to seeing you in October.