Schedule for Pre-Conference Day for Teachers
10 JULY, 2016
9:30-10:00 Morning coffee
Panelists: Susanna Fein, David Raybin, John Fyler, Candace Barrington, Isabel Davis, David Wallace, Kara McShane, Leah Haught
11:30-12:45 Business meeting
Chairs: Kara Crawford, John Longo
Questions to address:
- In what ways would we like to organize ourselves?
- How shall we communicate as we continue?
- What specific issues and topics does our group need to discuss both now and in the future?
- Other questions/concerns the group would like to consider going forward.
12:45-1:45 Lunch (with NCS High School Teachers' Committee, trustees, and teachers)
2:00-3:30 Session: Relevance/Difference--Both?
- Sally Frostic, Bud Wermer Memorial Library/Oak Park and River Forest High School (Retired)— “Comparing Middle English and more Familiar Language Patterns”
- Mary Kay Waterman, The Lovett School — “So Little Tyme and Space”: A Chaucer Inquiry Project
- Mark Randolph, Greenhills School —“’How Shal the world be served?’: Theological, Rhetorical and Political Frameworks for the teaching of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales”
- Cristin VanderPlas, John F. Kennedy Catholic High School— “Gender Identify in The Wife of Bath's ‘Prologue’ and ‘Tale’ and ‘The Pardoner's Tale’”
- Timothy Cox, Arizona State University — “Challenges and Possibilities teaching Chaucer in Secondary Schools"
- Jaclyn Silvestri, The Dwight School — “Theatrical Approaches to Geoffrey Chaucer”
3:45-5:15 Session: Reading Medieval Today
- Ruth Lexton, Wellington College — "Chaucer’s 'Pardoner’s Tale' as Gothic: Categorising the Medieval in the Secondary Classroom"
- Karen Patton-McShane, Phoenixville Area High School — "Using Fables as an Introduction to Chaucer"
- Lori Ayotte, Sharon High School — "From Disney Princesses to Rape Culture: Using Contemporary Texts to Read The Canterbury Tales"
- Lisa Warman, Palm Beach International Academy — "Geoffrey Chaucer, the Medieval Modernist"
5:30 Wine hour with participants and trustees