Upcoming Events and Deadlines

The following may be of interest to members of the Colorado Classics Association (CCA):

In Colorado:

  • We are now accepting nominations for the 2023 CCA Teacher of the Year award.
    • Materials are due January 1.
    • Follow the link for more information and the nomination form.
  • CU Boulder’s theater department will put on Madhuri Shekar’s Antigone, Presented by the Girls of St. Catherine’s from February 25 to March 5.
    • In this new play, an all girl’s Catholic school drama club faces a moral dilemma over whether to cover up a scandal that threatens its production of Sophocle’s Antigone.
  • The Colorado Junior Classical League (JCL) is holding its State Convention, location TBA, on Thursday March 30 and Friday March 31.
  • From Chaos to Order: Greek Geometric Art from the Sol Rabin Collection will be on display at the Denver Art Museum from April 16  through July 30.
    • The exhibit is free those under 18 and included with general admission.
  • The CCA will provisionally hold its spring meeting on Saturday, April 29 at Colorado College near downtown Colorado Springs from 10-11:30am.
    • The theme of this academic year’s meetings is exploring physical teaching resources in Colorado.
    • After the meeting, there will be an optional visit to the next-door Money Museum to see highlights from its off-display collection of Greek and Roman coins.

Please also see the events calendar of the CU Boulder Classics Department for information about academic talks related to ancient Greece and Rome.

Nationally:

  • Nominations for the Kraft Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) are due November 15.
    • Applicants must be nominated and be members of CAMWS.
    • Application materials are due December 20.
    • Winners receive $500, and airfare and lodging for the CAMWS annual meeting.
  • Application deadlines for several awards from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) are coming up at the end of January:
    • M.A. Stewart Teacher Training Award, up to $2050 in financial assistance for those pursuing certification as a K-12 Latin teacher. Applicant must be a CAMWS member. (Deadline: January 30.)
    • New Teacher Awards for K-12 Latin teachers who are CAMWS members and in the first five years of teaching (deadline: January 30.)
      • Student Loan Assistance: Up to $1,000 to pay off student debt from a recent B.A. or M.A.T. degree.
      • New Teacher Start-Up Funds: Up to $500 for classroom materials or research texts.
    • Keely Lake Travel Grant for School Groups (second round), providing up to $2000 for teachers of grades 7-12 who want to take students on a field trip related to Classics. Applicant must be a member of CAMWS. (Deadline: January 30.)
    • The all new Breuker Jr. Award for Exceptional Promise in Latin Teaching  (Deadline: January 30.)
      • This grant provides up to $5000 for a secondary school teacher to participate in a group-study activity abroad, preferably in Italy and related to Latin.
      • Applicant must have been a member of CAMWS for at least three years and be able to demonstrate classroom effectiveness for the same period.
    • Partnership Program, an award of up to $350 to foster links between K-12 and undergraduate-level Classics teachers. One applicant must be a CAMWS member. (Deadline: February 1.) This award sponsors:
      •  (a) K-12 Latin teachers to either visit Classics undergraduates and discuss their careers, or
      • (b) act as a mentor for a Classics major interested in becoming a K-12 Latin teacher; or
      • (c) Classics faculty or undergraduates to visit K-12 Latin classrooms and discuss majoring in Classics.
  • Applications for the Coffin Fellowship from the Society for Classical Studies (SCS), granting $3,500 for travel abroad to ancient lands by secondary school teachers, are due February 16.
    • SCS membership is not required.
  • Applications for two awards from the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) are coming up at the end of April, neither of which requires membership:
    • Pedagogy Award granting $500-2,500 to teachers at all levels for travel abroad, conference attendance, or acquiring educational resources (deadline: April 20).
    • Zeph Stewart Award granting up to $1,500 for those pursuing certification in teaching Latin (deadline: April 20).

Last updated December 2022.