Using the button below, you will see the original version of this "tech project" that I did in 2016-2017 with Latin II students. This project was completed over the course of two semesters. While I have not planned a similar project since, as I was teaching different levels, I look forward to adapting this project in the coming year for digital learning and with new ideas.
This activity is based on Bryce Hedstrom's "La Persona Especial" and Lance Piantaggini's work in Latin. I implemented these interviews early on in the fall year of Latin II during 2016-2017. Halfway through this semester, I started a blog project with students. Based on student feedback, they wanted more of an opportunity to talk about themselves and what they liked. This project allowed students to communicate with each other on a semi-regular basis in a more compelling way than simply student interviews. The feedback from the students after the project indicated that many wished we had done more with this project for a longer time. Students said it was helpful to be able to write about themselves and their interests and many enjoyed the informal nature of the blog, rather than having to do a formal interview.
Since I originally started documenting this work, I have gone on to teach Latin III, IV, and back to Latin I. Discipulus Illustris has changed again and again. This next year, 2020-2021, I will be helping plan Latin I and II again. I plan to post updates as I go on how DI has changed and ways we are potentially incorporating it into Digital Learning and classroom time.
Connection to World Readiness Standards