Stipends to Attend AP German Language and Culture Workshop at AATG/ACTFL Annual Meeting
Are you currently teaching a high school AP German class, or thinking about getting started? AATG members may apply for funds to attend the AP German workshop during the AATG Annual Meeting held in conjunction with the ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo in San Antonio. The AP German Language and Culture workshop is a pre-conference workshop Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Financial assistance up to $500 will cover fees for the AP German workshop, as well as registration for the full ACTFL convention November 21-23, 2014. To attend the workshop, participants must register for the AATG/ACTFL Convention. This professional development opportunity is funded through a generous gift from an AATG member.
Stipend recipients must pay convention and workshop registration fees and will be reimbursed up to $500 upon successful completion of the workshop and submission of a report of the impact of the professional development experience on their teaching. To qualify, you must be a member of AATG and currently teach German in a secondary school.
To apply, complete the online form and upload your current resume or curriculum vitae and a letter of application with a description of the benefits of this professional development opportunity. The deadline for application has passed (was October 3, 2014).
About the Workshop
New and experienced AP teachers as well as German language educators interested in learning about instructional design and assessment for equivalent college courses will come away with concrete strategies for designing and implementing an effective AP German Language and Culture curriculum. Drawing from the AP World Language and Culture curriculum framework, participants will learn how to develop activities and assessments that present language in cultural context, appropriately build student proficiencies and integrate authentic materials into language instruction. Additionally, workshop attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the exam structure and strategies to help students prepare for the exam. Participants will also receive advice on how to prepare for the AP Course Audit. Continuing Education Units are available for workshop participants. Further information about AP German Language and Culture can be found at www.apcentral.collegeboard.com.
About the Convention
The AATG Annual Meeting in conjunction with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo brings together thousands of teachers, administrators, method instructors and students of foreign languages at all levels from around the world. The Convention features an amazing array of professional learning and collaborative networking opportunities.