Amy Flynn, German Embassy Teacher of Excellence
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Posted by: AATG
Amy Flynn of Bear Creek High School in
Lakewood, Colorado, received the German Embassy Teacher of Excellence Award at the AATG’s recent meeting in Orlando. The
award is granted by the German Embassy to up-and-coming German teachers for
excellence in teaching, creativity, outstanding dedication, and enthusiasm for
the German language.
Amy Flynn has taught German
for 8 years at Bear Creek High School in Jefferson County Public Schools, and
shows enthusiasm for improving instruction, motivating students, and developing
a strong and growing German program.
Ms. Flynn maintains a student-centered learning environment.
Students learn German in context and through concepts, through activities to
strengthen communication in German. Her proficiency-based assessments include
choice, independent work, and self-expression, and encourage her students to
communicate in a natural, accurate manner. A GAPP exchange every two years
motivates students, and strengthens support for German among families and the
participates in professional development on topics such as concept-based
instruction and performance-based assessments, and shares what she’s learned
with her peers in monthly meetings. A colleague writes: "It’s been a privilege
to observe first hand Ms. Flynn’s zeal for teaching the German language and the
excitement that her excellent methods generate among her students.”