PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE: Fall 2016

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Also with the end of summer comes the fall meeting of the Classical Association of Virginia! We will gather at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville on Saturday, September 17. We return to our traditional cycle of meeting at Mr. Jefferson’s university in    the fall and taking the opportunity to travel around the state for our meetings in the spring.  I am particularly excited about our upcoming meeting with presentations on project-based learning and Marcus Cornelius Fronto by Bart Natoli of Randolph-Macon    College, an innovative immersion project from the Latin Academy involving the Roman market by Jacquelyn Wilkins of Roanoke County Public Schools, and a timely lecture on demagoguery in ancient Greece and Rome by Jason Hawke of Roanoke College. Participation in professional meetings, such as the Classical Association of Virginia, presents us with the opportunity to learn and grow as educators and individuals.  Indeed, there are 5 Cs (with apologies to ACTFL’s National Standards of Foreign Language Education) which we should  embrace as we gather: cooperation, collaboration, communication, connections, and camaraderie.  We are all in this together and we need to work together in keeping the the teaching of Latin, Greek and the classics in Virginia alive and well and the envy of so many around the country.  I am looking forward to seeing everybody on September 17 and I challenge you to bring with you a colleague who is new to Virginia or who hasn't been to CAV in awhile.   Let's renew old acquaintances and make some new friends!

      Mark Keith


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