Ottoson Middle School Latin teacher Abbi Holt was awarded an AEF Continuing Scholar Award to attend ‘Latin: Conventiculum Bostoniense’ at the University of Massachusetts Boston over the summer of 2013.
“The AEF Continuing Scholar Award allowed me to learn how to incorporate spoken Latin into my classroom – something I have wanted to do for quite some time. As a result, it has enabled projects like our Roman election project (where all campaigning is done in Latin) and the Gladiator Games.
In addition to incorporating spoken Latin into my classroom, I led a PLC (Professional Learning Community) session for our department on using spoken Latin in the classroom. Even better, I now run the local spoken Latin circle and have kept going to spoken Latin immersion courses in the summer. Nerdery galore! I am very grateful to AEF for helping get me on this road. I think my teaching has been greatly improved by it.”