The AATG has grant monies from the German government’s Netzwerk Deutsch program to fund five articulation projects in 2015. Eligible applicants are coalitions of middle school, high school and post-secondary teams or coalitions of high school and post-secondary teams. Project proposals must focus on developing and strengthening the connection between German and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects and providing the professional development necessary for German teachers to create and deliver STEM-based units of study.
The articulation project outcome must include a seamless German-language pipeline curriculum design emphasizing (STEM) subjects. Curricula should aim at developing proficiencies from the novice to intermediate high/advanced low range.
The project should focus on project-driven coursework with the goal of fostering 21st century skills such as creativity and innovation, critical thinking, and self-direction, while simultaneously developing media literacy and German language skills. The success of this curriculum will lie in its capability to motivate students to continue their study of German and its capacity to develop proficiencies in German. Preference will be given to proposals whose teams serve a significant minority population.
Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to teams that demonstrate expertise in curriculum development and implementation and a clear ability to create instructional materials that can be shared with colleagues. Materials resulting from the grant should show a clear progression of content knowledge and increasing language proficiency.
Applications should include:
- goals for the project;
- activities to be undertaken during the project period and how these will contribute to development of the curriculum;
- rationale for your expectation that the community-based learning will help achieve your goals for the course;
- description of ways the curriculum will foster students' knowledge and skills in STEM subjects and develop proficiencies;
- current curriculum vitae of each team member and other supporting documentation that applicants deem appropriate (e.g. supporting letter from principal, departmental chair);
- a budget.
Applications should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for proposal submission has passed (was June 30, 2015). Successful proposals were notified by July 15, 2015.