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Advocacy Hub - German Success Stories
A selection of high-quality and popular programs and events at all levels—find inspiration and strategies for your event and program here!

Contents
Programs
Events
Highlighting Achievement




Programs

Translating Success
David Moltz, Inside Higher Ed, June 2011  
Bergen Community College World Language Program excels in communicating the value of languages to students.
Languages Plus
Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed, July 2010 
Wittenberg University’s Cultures and Languages across the Curriculum infuses languages across departments.
FLES Program Year One Evaluation Report, 2008-2009
Offers a summary of research and of best practices for implementing a Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools program
PASCH Schools
The German Federal Foreign Office PASCH (PArtner SCHulen) initiative to develop a global network of partner schools with a close connection to Germany.
How to Start a German Charter School
Jo Sanders, 2010
Detailed instructions, including example documents, definitions, and resource links, on how to establish a German charter school in the US.
AATG German Centers of Excellence
The AATG German Centers of Excellence program identifies and honors excellence at all levels of instruction K-16. The designation is presented to a well-established and growing German program with strong support from the administration, colleagues, alumni, parents, and students.
North Hills students share their knowledge of German language
Bill Zlatos, TribLive, May 25, 2015
Students from the German National Honor Society at North Hills High School tutored fifth-gradersto help them prepare for a test that evaluates their proficiency in the language.
German Language Camp Heritage Village in Texas
Children ages 5-13 have been learning German at German Language Camp in New Braunfels, Texas for more than a decade.
Just Add German Success Stories
The national campaign profiles three programs from across the US that serve as models for success and innovation in German teaching. Includes school and teacher contact information and pictures.


Events

German Day at Brigham Young University
The German Day fair provides a long-term incentive for German students to excel as they prepare throughout the year for the fair. The fair also provides a cultural experience through the Kleindeutschland midway and a variety of activities.
German Day at the University of Michigan
German Day, an annual event sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan, attracts high school German students and their teachers for a day of competitions and fun.
University of Illinois, Chicago High School Day
Each spring the Department of Germanic Studies hosts High School Day at UIC. German teachers and students from throughout the Chicago area participate in various language competitions and games, and visit classes.
Rocktoberfest! Live Music and Dance Event
AATG Member Kim Hotze, German teacher at Marquette High in Chesterfield, MO, and her colleagues in the Rockwood School District were facing program cuts. Their solution? Rocktoberfest, a community-wide dance and music event.
Texas German Contest
Middle and high school students who have qualified at one of three regional contests, are invited to compete and show off their German language skills and cultural understanding at the annual Texas State German Contest.
Colorado German Day
The Colorado German Day inspires middle school and high school students of German through a variety of creative events focused on learning more about German life and culture.
West Virginia University Students Teach Local Children German
The Dominion Post, February 2014
As part of their West Virginia University capstone course, German studies students and their professor, Cynthia Chalupa, created a special program for children.
Northern Illinois College Immersion Day
Chicago area students spend a day immersed in German with students from area institutions. The day includes language and culture workshops, career and study abroad info, music, food, films, and prizes.

Highlighting Achievement

NGE Presidential Honor Roll
Honors the Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners on the National German Exam. Students are listed by state, school, and teacher.
AATG Awards
AATG Awards recognize German teacher achievement and excellence at all levels of instruction. Awards are presented each year at the AATG Annual Meeting in conjunction with the ACTFL Annual Convention and Expo.
Recognizing Member Achievement
Highlights AATG member excellence and achievement throughout the year.


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