Fortbildungssminar: Curriculum Design for Intercultural Language Teaching and Learning
You are cordially invited to this year's Professional Development Opportunity for German teachers, professors and advanced German students at McDaniel College, which will take place on the first weekend in December. Please fill out the online registration form, print it out and send it along with a check made out to AATG-MD by November 15.
Here is a short description of what you can expect:
Topic: Curriculum Design for Intercultural Language Teaching and Learning
Where: McDaniel College in Westminster
When: Friday, December 2: 5-10 pm and Saturday, December 3, 8- 5 pm
Description: Because language production is embedded in culture, promoting students’ intercultural sensitivity from the beginning can serve as the cornerstone for creating relevant, student-centered language instruction. This workshop references Liddicoat and Scarino’s Intercultural Language Teaching and Learning (2013) and offers language educators a method for working with and designing theme-based curricular units.
Presenters: Christina Frei & Bridget Swanson, University of Pennsylvania
On Saturday, Anja Veldhues from the Goethe-Institut Washington will talk about about recent development at the Goethe-Institut and what they offer for German teachers and students.
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Awards & Highlights
Katrina Griffin, Maryland-DC chapter member and past president, has been named ACTFL teacher of the year!
ACTFL Teacher of the Year: Katrina Griffin
Congratulations to Katrina Griffin of North County High School who was chosen at ACTFL's teacher of the year 2017. The AATG Maryland-DC Metro board would like to congratulate one of its own, Katrina Griffin, on her highly successful year! Ms.Griffin was named Maryland Foreign Language Teacher of the Year in the fall by the Maryland Foreign Language Association (MFLA), and then went on to compete at the regional level, winning the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages(NECTFL) Teacher of the Year Award this February. She was one of five finalists for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages(ACTFL) Teacher of the Year Award. Ms. Griffin teaches German at North County High School in Glen Burnie, Maryland. She is best known for her innovations in STEM education, her involvement with the College Board, her mentorship of new teachers and the professional development she has provided at state, regional and national conferences, among other accomplishments. Congratulations, Katrina!