The 2011 MI-AATG workshop and spring business meeting will take place Saturday, April 16. As we did last year, a National German Exam Awards Ceremony will be included as part of the complimentary luncheon that follows the workshop. This year’s MI-AATG spring meeting and workshop will again be hosted by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Wayne State University and is made possible by the Uwe K. Faulhaber Endowment for Applied German Studies.
Schedule of Events
This year we are pleased to have invited Professor Gregory H. Wolf, Associate Professor of German at North Central College in Naperville, IL to conduct a workshop on
"Strategies for Successful German Programs: Advocacy, Articulation, and Outreach."
Professor Wolf currently serves as the Midwest representative on the Executive Council of the AATG. For the last 5 years he has lead a national AATG task force charged with developing program building strategies for K-16 levels and modeling successful programs in German. Within the framework of AATG, he has organized and hosted 4 national workshops in Chicago on this topic over the last three years; the last two of which also had a professional development component for emerging teachers and leaders in our profession. These four-day, intensive workshops had about 15 participants each equally represented by secondary and post-secondary instructors and representing the diverse geography of the US. In addition to these, Professor Wolf has also conducted workshops and sessions at high schools, colleges, and conferences throughout the US on pedagogy. For example, he recently worked with a school district in Omaha, NE to demonstrate emerging technology and how to teach geography with wikis and video feeds/downloads in a language-centered classroom.
There is no registration fee for this workshop, other than the $5.00 MI-AATG annual fee for those in attendance who are not already members.
MI-AATG Business Meeting
Luncheon & Awards Ceremony
In order to make adequate luncheon reservations, pre-registration is required. To register, please send an e-mail by Sunday, April 10 to: email@example.com
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Request Hotel Accommodations
Free hotel accommodations for 1 night (Friday, April 15; single occupancy) can be arranged for those German teachers living in Central, Western, or Northern Michigan (i.e. beyond a ca. 2-hour commute). Guests will be housed at the Inn on Ferry Street, located next to the Detroit Institute of Arts and one block from the University campus.
Requests for hotel accommodations must be sent by Tuesday, March 15 to:
We look forward to welcoming you to Wayne State University!