Secondary School Teachers’ Pre-Conference Workshop

DATE: July 10, 2018
LOCATION: Victoria College Chapel

9:00 - 9:30         Coffee

9:30 - 12:30       Working Meeting of NCS Secondary Education Group led by John Hoarty, and Mary Katherine Waterman (bring your laptops!). We will begin with general discussion, break into smaller groups to work, then reconvene to share our progress and questions.

  • WHAT: What materials do we wish to develop and share?
  • Explore ways that we could promote tying The Canterbury Tales to some current trends in secondary English: community building; emphasizing individual voice/agency; and appreciation of world cultures.  
  • Explore unconventional, incremental, and/or episodic ways to include Chaucer/ CT in secondary courses. (As we develop lesson plan resources, it may work to just have a section for smaller Chaucer units in addition to full studies of The Canterbury Tales.)
  • In preparation for our Illuminated Manuscripts collaboration: How can we incorporate illuminated manuscripts in secondary classrooms.
  • HOW: How might we best format information for sharing?
  • WHERE: Where can materials be collected and made available?

12:45 - 1:45       Lunch

2:00 - 4:00        Workshop at the Fisher Rare Book Library: Using Medieval Manuscripts in the Secondary School Classroom, Michael Kuczynski, Tulane University, Archives and Outreach Program

4:00-4:30          Coffee

4:30 - 5:15        Business Meeting

  • Current issues in Medieval Studies
  • Group organization and communication for upcoming 2 years?
  • Identify central issues and topics

5:30            Wine Hour with NCS Trustees

 

General Congress - JULY 11-15, 2018: Selected Topics

K-12 TEACHERS: PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE PRE-CONGRESS WORKSHOP HERE

*PLEASE REGISTER FOR BOTH EVENTS IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP AND THE GENERAL CONGRESS*