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FLACH SIG Presents... Student-Driven Assessment with a FLACH Focus

Summative Assessment for Upper Levels presented by Beret Norman

Monday, March 4, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)

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Student-Driven Assessment with a FLACH Focus

This presentation provides a discussion about and a template for a multifaceted summative assessment that can be adapted for most any level.  Beret Norman offers this item from her course about Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland called  "The German Speaking World Today."  Expanding upon a typical project format, students create a visual research project and give a presentation.  And with many wide-ranging ideas--from a trip itinerary or a tv show pilot, to a short film or a curated museum exhibit--this assessment lets students navigate: they pick a format and research information in at least 2 different countries; their deeper dive into a topic using a format of their choice about FLACH countries utilizes critical thinking, technology and intercultural competence in enlivening ways. Recent student examples will be shown, and a basic template of this project/presentation with rubrics, will be provided.  

Beret Norman is an Associate Professor of German at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. She earned her PhD in German at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and received her B.A. in English and German Studies at Augustana College (now University) in Sioux Falls, SD.  She has taught German language, culture and film courses at Boise State since 2004. 

 FLACH SIG promotes the teaching of Fürstentum Liechtenstein, Austria, South Tyrol, and Switzerland (CH) in German language instruction K-16.