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German Center of Excellence applications due August 1

Wednesday, July 29, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Interested in having your school recognized as a German Center of Excellence?


The AATG German Centers of Excellence program identifies and honors excellence at all levels of instruction K-16. This designation is presented to a well-established and growing German program with strong support from the administration, colleagues, alumni, parents, and students.


Hallmarks of a Center of Excellence include:

  • Programs are clearly student-centered and have credentialed faculty with demonstrated evidence of continuing professional development.
  • The curriculum is standards-based with a clear, articulated sequence of instruction which reflects current methodologies.
  • Classes are conducted in German.
  • Materials and classroom routines are culturally authentic and appropriate to the instructional level of the students.
  • Meaningful cultural activities are integrated into the curriculum at all levels.
  • The program reflects a clearly organized structure determined by the instructional needs of the students.
  • The diverse learning styles of students are respected through varied instructional and assessment techniques.
  • Regular, differentiated assessments result in above average student performance.

Does this describe your program? Learn more about the Centers of Excellence and find details on how to apply. Applications are due August 1.

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