Active Latin with Justin Slocum Bailey



Washington Latin Public Charter School

Tuesday, September 27, 4:00-7:00 pm


Latin high school teachers from around the Washington, D.C. area are invited to attend an open Teacher Training session with Justin Slocum Bailey at the Washington Latin Public Charter School. The session will provide teachers with practical, brain-friendly techniques for helping students process Latin in real time, a refined understanding of the relationship between grammar knowledge and reading proficiency, and the opportunity to hear classical Latin spoken--useful both for "activating" teachers' own Latin and as a model for speaking Latin with students.

Justin Slocum Bailey is a second language acquisition expert, an innovative Latin teacher, and an experienced teacher-trainer, who specializes in boosting joy and success in language learning. Justin has mentored and advised hundreds of teachers and learners while consulting for schools, districts, publishers, software developers, and non-profits. His presentations and classes are characterized by glee, discovery, camaraderie, and adaptability to the interests, needs, and gifts of those present.  

You can find testimonials from past workshops on his website


The session will take place in the Multi Purpose Room (MPR) at the Washington Latin Public Charter School, which is located at 5200 2nd Street NW, Washington, D.C. Refreshments will be available starting at 4:00 pm, then the session will begin at 4:30 pm. The session will end at approximately 7 pm. Participants are then invited to join the presenter for an optional, informal dinner. 

Professional Development Credit

The Paideia Institute is an International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Certified Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Participants wishing to receive CEU credit will receive a sheet on which to track sessions attended. Participants must submit this sheet, along with a short paragraph reflecting on the conference and a page-long lesson plan that incorporates active Latin, to [email protected] within a week of the training session to receive credit. 


All participants must register in advance by Friday, September 23. This event is free and open to all high school teachers, college professors, graduate students, and any other independent teachers.