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Attracting and Retaining Students from Underrepresented Groups

In this webinar you will be provided with concrete ways to attract students to your German program—specifically those from traditionally underrepresented groups. Topics covered will range from the recruitment of students to retention to participation in exchange programs. Click to buy this Webinar.

Megan Brazle teaches German at Springdale High School in Arkansas where the student population comprised of over 50% minority students, including significant Hispanic, Marshallese, and Asian populations. Megan earned her Master degree at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and was a TA in the German department there starting her work at Springdale High.

Jennifer Lusk teaches German at Historic Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas with a 54% African American student population—and German classes that reflect that. Jennifer has a Masters in German from the University of Florida at Gainesville and has taught for over 15 years in Little Rock. She is co-chair of AATG’s Alle lernen Deutsch committee and passionate about the recruitment and retention of underrepresented student populations. Return to top

Increasing and Retaining Students: Building a Robust German Program

German instructors at all levels are under pressure not only to attract students to elementary courses, but also to retain them for intermediate and advanced courses. This webinar will provide concrete suggestions and present strategies to build robust and vibrant German programs by retaining students through innovative curricula, exciting extra-curricular activities, meaningful articulation and collaboration, and deliberate marketing. Click to buy this Webinar.

Gregory H. Wolf conducted workshops on language pedagogy, instructional technology, study abroad, language program building, and professional leadership, in addition to 18th—20th century German literature and culture. He is keenly interested in developing integrated K-16 language curricula in order to attract and keep students in the language pipeline. He recently served on the AATG Executive Council. Return to top

School and University Partnerships

Learn about the many benefits of partnering K-12 schools with a college/university! The presenters will inspire you with several types of partnership activities, as well as tips on how to start a partnership. After this Webinar, you'll be ready to deliver a one-of-a-kind German language experience for students at both institutions. Click to buy this Webinar.

Sara Höfler earned her master’s degrees in Education and English at the University of Frankfurt in 2000. She has taught students with exceptional needs in both Germany and the United States since 1997 and is currently completing her doctoral work in Curriculum Studies.

Nancy Decker is an associate professor of German at Rollins College and chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. When not working on classes or encouraging students to study abroad, she may be daydreaming about going back to Namibia, the only place in Africa where German is widely spoken, planning a new activity for the Language Living and Learning Community, or scheming on how to incorporate more technology into German instruction.

Anna Rutz completed her MA studies in 2009 at the University of Florida in German Literature. She taught at the University of Pittsburgh and currently teaches at Rollins College. Her academic interests are centered around the 18th century. She is especially interested in the playwright and intellectual Friedrich Schiller and the influence of his aesthetic theories, his social studies, his writings and most importantly his plays. Return to top

Studying in Germany — An Alternative to American Colleges

As tuition costs at American colleges continue to rise, some look with envy to the excellent and (almost) free public university system in Germany. Studying there is a real option for any American high school graduate, provided certain qualifications are met. This webinar explores the current higher education system in Germany (with a focus on Baden-Württemberg), what the requirements are, where to apply, what it costs and how teachers can use this knowledge to attract students to their German programs. Click to buy this Webinar.

Emily Westhoven, a German native living in Boston for over 15 years, is a representative for Baden-Württemberg International. She is also the chair of the school committee of the German Saturday School Boston and plans to send her three American born children to university in Germany. Emily earned her masters of marketing communications at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. Return to top

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