APSI: AP Latin for New and Experienced Teachers, Week 3

This workshop will help prepare both new and experienced AP Latin teachers to teach the AP Latin course.

Lovett Hall at Rice University with sunshine

This workshop will focus on approaches to teaching Caesar's Gallic War and Vergil's Aeneid. Participants will review the syllabus and curriculum framework, share strategies for structuring the course, and discuss ways to develop vertical team practices in Latin. The course will also review the scoring of the 2018 AP Latin exam. Participants will gain insight into how the exam is constructed and scored, with particular emphasis on understanding the learning objectives behind the question types.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42804 Robert Cape On-campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Instructor: Robert Cape

Robert Cape, Ph.D., is a professor of classics at Austin College, Sherman, Texas. He is the immediate past chief reader of the AP Latin exam and has served on the AP Latin development committee and as a reader and table leader for over a decade. Cape's areas of research include Roman political speech and social values, women in antiquity, Latin pedagogy, and the classical world in modern film and science fiction. He has received national awards for teaching and research from the American Philological Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Cape has worked closely with Latin teachers for over thirty years.

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: July 31, 2018

End Date: Aug. 03, 2018

Schedule: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Length: Tuesday-Friday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $555 Tuition includes College Board Exam Resources, course materials, parking and lunch.

Early Registration: $505 if registering by April 9

Late Registration: $605 if registering after June 25

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 30

  • Laptop (optional)
  • Latin/English dictionary
  • A sample exercise which participants have found useful and enjoyed by students