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AATG Summer Seminars

MINT – Fortbildungskurs mit Schwerpunkt Forschung und Lehre in den Unterrichtsfächern Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaften und Technik
June 16–July 8, 2016 in Leipzig

This three-week seminar for K-16 educators in Leipzig will explore the integration of MINT/STEM subjects in German curriculum. In addition to observing classroom instruction, experiencing numerous workshops, and designing instructional materials, participants will visit the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden and enjoy a two-day excursion to Wolfsburg for a hands-on experience with leaders in the German auto industry. See More▼

Participants will have the opportunity to earn graduate credits. Separate fees are required for credits. The seminar will be conducted in German. This program is made available by the Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesrepublik Deutschland through funds of the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie. Program costs and accommodations as well as a small travel stipend are provided. Participation is limited to 20 AATG members.

TO APPLY. Complete the application form. Upload your resume or curriculum vitae; a letter of application in German detailing your reasons for wanting to participate in the seminar, what you expect to gain, and how you plan to share your experiences with others; and a letter of support from a supervisor, department chair, or administrator. Pay the $50 application fee. The deadline to apply has passed (was March 15, 2016).
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Österreich QUERschnitt: Reise von Ost nach West
June 27–July 9, 2016 in Vienna, Retzhof bei Leibnitz, and Innsbruck

Take a cross-country journey through the rich, diverse culture of Austria. Österreich QUERschnitt, a two-week seminar for K-16 teachers, explores the literature, art, music, language, politics, and economy of Austria and gives participants insight into everyday life. The seminar kicks off in Vienna, Austria's capital and largest city. See More▼

After a stop in Graz, participants will stay in Retzhof bei Leibnitz in Südsteiermark to learn about the history and culture of the Austria/Slovenia border region. The seminar continues with a day-trip to Salzburg and wraps up with a final stay in Innsbruck. This seminar is supported by the Austrian Bundesministerium für Bildung und Frauen and the Bundesministerium für europäische und internationale Angelegenheiten. A special price for AATG members of $1,300 includes program costs, materials, meals, lodging, and transportation within Austria. Transportation to and from Austria is not included. Participation is limited to 10 AATG members.

TO APPLY. Complete the application form. Upload your resume or curriculum vitae; a letter of application in German detailing your reasons for wanting to participate in the seminar, what you expect to gain, and how you plan to share your experiences with others; and a letter of support from a supervisor, department chair, or administrator. Pay the $50 application fee. The deadline to apply has passed (was March 15, 2016).
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KoPrA: Kompetenzentwicklung der Kommunikationsstrategien, Präsentationstechniken und Aussprachetraining
June 30–July 29, 2016 in Leipzig

This four-week seminar is specifically designed for K-16 teachers and pre-service teachers with Intermediate High proficiency and aims to develop their language proficiencies to meet Advanced Low certification requirements. The immersion experience focuses on communication strategies and presentation techniques. See More▼

Performance measurement, evaluation of oral skills, and methodology for teaching German as a foreign language will also be included. Intercultural interaction and knowledge of daily life in Germany are other important components of the seminar. The seminar will be conducted in German. Participants have the opportunity to get three graduate credits and to have a certified ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). Separate fees are required for credits and the OPI. This seminar is supported by a grant from the Transatlantik‐Programm der Bundesrepublik Deutschland through funds of the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie. The grant covers accommodations including breakfast as well as all program costs and materials, along with a small travel stipend. Participation is limited to 20 AATG members.

TO APPLY. Complete the application form. Upload your resume or curriculum vitae; a letter of application in German detailing your reasons for wanting to participate in the seminar, what you expect to gain, and how you plan to share your experiences with others; and a letter of support from a supervisor, department chair, or administrator. Upload the results of a recent OPI or the Language Proficiency Assessment Form. Pay the $50 application fee. The deadline to apply has passed (was March 15, 2016).
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