2008 Fall Conference

"Act Now! Theater in the German Classroom."

Appalachian State University
Boone, 29-30 August 2008

image: app state campus



Dear Colleagues:

You are cordially invited to attend our next Lehrerkonferenz, "Act Now! Theater in the German Classroom." The meeting will take place 29-30 August at Appalachian State University.

The conference is made possible by the generous support of AATG and Appalachian State University.

All AATG members and prospective members are welcome to attend. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to meet with colleagues of all levels and to help shape the content of our German Day for high school students (at Chapel Hill, March 2009). Most importantly, the conference will introduce you to the many possibilities that theater holds for your classroom. We are delighted that we will have not one but two experts in the field of theater pedagogy with us in Boone. Tin Wegel of the UNC Chapel Hill will facilitate an introductory workshop on Friday evening, Michael Höfig of the Goethe Institute New York (Atlanta Office) will lead the Saturday workshop.

As always, the Lehrerkonferenz will give you a chance to meet with fellow professionals and weigh the benefits of membership. Come for presentations, important business items, and relaxing Kaffeeklatsch. After attending the conference each participant will receive a certificate that may be counted towards CEU credits in the teacher’s home district.

Katja Ebstein, Theater (1980--Michael will remember)



To register for the conference, please download the registration form (pdf) and return it, along with a check made out to NCAATG, to the address below. Conference fees are $25 for Fr./Sa. or $15 for Sa. only. Full-time students and teachers in their first or second year of service may attend at half price ($12.50 or $7.50, resp.)!!!

Mail to:

Christiane Hawkins
Attn: NC-AATG registration
502 N. Mendenhall St.
Greensboro, NC 27401

Mail your registration and check (made out to NCAATG!) to Christiane by August 15.





Arrival and check-in


6:00-7:00 Dinner and welcoming remarks (Hellenbrand)  
7:00-9:30 Theater Workshop I (Wegel)  



Introduction (Hellenbrand)



Theater Workshop II (Höfig)






German Day planning and idea session (Langston, Woloszyn)



Kaffee und Kuchen



Business Meeting (Denham, Hawkins, Henke, Metzler, Worthington)



Closing Remarks (Henke, Hellenbrand)




Alexandra Hellenbrand
Director of Global Studies and Associate Professor of German
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Appalachian State University
Tel: (828) 262-7225 or (828) 262-3095
Fax: (828) 262-7079



A block of rooms has been reserved at the following hotels. Ask for the NCAATG rate!

Broyhill Inn and Conference Center (room block till August 8, but you may still receive conference rate after that date)
775 Bodenheimer Drive
Boone, North Carolina 28607
$129 per room
Breakfast on your own

La Quinta Inn (room block till August 21)
163 Hwy 105 Extension , Boone, NC, US, 28607
Phone: (828) 262-1234
Breakfast included
$119 per room

Other hotels include,

Holiday Inn Express
1943 Blowing Rock Rd
Boone, North Carolina 28607
Tel: 888-SEE-MTNS
Local: 828-264-2451

Super 8 Motel Boone NC
2419 Highway 105 South
Boone, NC, 28607 US                                                                                       

Best Western Blue Ridge Plaza         
840 E. King Street (Hwy. 421)
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 266-1100
Toll Free (888) 573-0408

Country Inn & Suites
840 E King St
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 264-4100‎
(828) 264-4104


   Directions, Map, and Event Locations

Appalachian State University
Workshops and meetings will be held Friday afternoon and Saturday in the Living Learning Center (across from the Student Recreation Center on Bodenheimer Drive). You can probably walk from the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center.

Directions to the Living Learning Center/Watauga College

1. From US 321 (Charlotte)

Come into Boone on US 321. Turn left at Rivers Street (intersection of US 321 and Rivers). Follow the directions below.

2. From US 421 (Winston-Salem)

Come into Boone on King St./US-421. Turn left at Hardin Street/US 321. Turn right at Rivers Street (intersection of Hardin St./US 321). Turn left at the intersection of Rivers Street and Bodenheimer Drive.

The Living Learning Center/Watauga College is the second road/driveway on the left as you go up Bodenheimer Drive (you must go over two speed bumps on the way up and do NOT turn into the drive/service entrance to the Hayes School of Music). There is parking along the streeet, also a parking lot at the entrance from Bodenheimer. It is also possible to park in the Stadium parking lot. You can climb the stairs from Stadium up to the Living Learning Center complex. The Great Hall, where we will be meeting, is on the second floor of the building to the left (if you climb the stairs) and to the right (if you are coming from parking near Bodenheimer Drive).



Last Update: May 4, 2015

  1. Andersen, David
  2. Becker, Claudia
  3. Boaz, Michelle
  4. David, Susan
  5. Edmunds, John
  6. Feldstein, Stacy
  7. Garrison, Joe
  8. Gulewich, Beth
  9. Hawkins, Christiane
  10. Hellenbrand, Alexandra
  11. Hellenbrand, Jack
  12. Henke, Burkhard
  13. Höfig, Michael
  14. Howards, Alyssa
  15. Klages, Norgard
  16. Körner, Joachim
  17. Langston, Richard
  18. McAllister, Grant
  19. Metzler, Marilyn
  20. Miller, Derrick
  21. Moser, Beverly
  22. Mueller, Elise
  23. Propst, Jim
  24. Riley, Samantha
  25. Rinner, Susanne
  26. Schmid-Rankin, Sabine
  27. Schulz, Werner
  28. Schuster-Craig, Johanna
  29. Seawell, Bradley
  30. Skinner, Tom
  31. Smith, Gary
  32. Thomas, Rebecca
  33. Wegel, Tin
  34. Wiggers, Heiko
  35. Woloszyn, Brigitte
  36. Worthington, Lisa