2010 Fall Conference

guilford college
"FanTECHnisch — Integrating Technology Into the German Classroom"

Guilford College
22-23 October 2010


September 10, 2010

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you to the NC-AATG fall conference entitled “FanTECHnisch — Integrating Technology into the German Classroom” to be held at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC from Friday, October 22 through Saturday, October 23, 2010. The event is hosted by Guilford College German professor Dave Limburg in cooperation with Susanne Rinner from UNC-Greensboro.

What would it look like if technology really helped students go deeper and further in every aspect of the curriculum? During this conference you will see one teacher's growing success at working towards that goal. Many of the tools used in this effort are innovative and will spark rich, relevant, and engaging activity ideas in teachers. New technology-based assessment options will also be shared as well as how technology can be seamlessly used for daily instruction.

Our conference presenter is Nathan Hammond, who is a technology consultant and high school German teacher at Central York High School. Last year he led workshops in 6 states. He is the program initiator and coordinator for two new technology conferences and graduate courses — one for Penn State York for K-12 teachers and one for Sweet Briar College in VA for world language teachers around the country. He has been part of six countries' school systems and has lived on four continents. He and his wife have two girls and twin boys.

Sessions will include:

Lord of the rrrings (Friday evening)
Harness the power of the technology already in your students hands—their cell phones—with great free online tools and a whole new array of assignment options you probably never considered. Create speaking assignments you really care about without any hassles.

The Flash in Flashcards (Saturday morning)
Deal with a lot of vocabulary in your course? Would you like to manage vocabulary online -- even help students maintain it over the summer? Wordchamp, Quizlet, Moodle, etc are great free multimedia tools that can even learn which words need to be practiced when in order to help students from forgetting.

Teacher Multiplier (Saturday afternoon)
Have you ever wanted to give your students more one on one practice time? Multiply your questioning ability using simple free web based tools to ask each student in your class a series of questions at the same time and record their responses.

We look forward to seeing you at Guilford!
Lisa Worthington, NC-AATG President



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:

Dave Limburg
Attn: NCAATG registration
132 Sierra Dr.
Greensboro, NC 27410

Mail your registration and check (made out to NCAATG!) to Dave by October 8.





Arrival and check-in


Founders Hall Cafeteria

Dinner and welcoming remarks (Worthington, Limburg, Rinner)
Founders Hall Cafeteria
Technology Workshop 1
"Lord of the rrrings: Cell phones in the German classroom" (Hammond)
Bauman B13
Leak Room, Duke Hall



Introduction (Worthington)


Bauman B13


Technology Workshop 2
"The Flash in Flashcards" (Hammond)


Bauman B13

German Day planning and idea session (Worthington, Limburg)
Bauman B13




Founders Hall Cafeteria


Technology Workshop 3
"Teacher Multiplier" (Hammond)


Bauman B13


Smart-Board (Harris)


Bryan Jr. Auditorium


Business Meeting with Kaffee und Kuchen (Worthington, Wegel, Henke, Hood)

Bryan Jr. Auditorium


Closing Remarks (Worthington, Limburg, Rinner)


Bryan Jr. Auditorium



Dave Limburg
132 Sierra Dr.
Greensboro, NC 27410



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

Fairfield Inn (I-40 Exit 210)
7615 Thorndike Road
(800) 228-2800
$99.00 per room (conference rate)


   Directions, Map, and Event Locations

Directions to Guilford College
Campus Map

Since Guilford College is on fall break, parking should not be a major issue this weekend! Founders is the building where we're meeting on Friday (letter I on the map), and Bauman on Saturday (G), and they're pretty close together. Founders is the central campus building, so it's pretty easy to get to, no matter where you park. But the closest parking will be anywhere that little green strip right behind Founders (behind being toward the top of the map) or the green strips over to the right of Founders on the map, by the playing fields. The next closest and most likely to have lots of space would be the big lots (red/green, green and blue) near the Frank Science Center, the ones you see when you come in the Arcadia entrance from New Garden Rd.



Last updated: May 4, 2015


Lisa Worthington
Susanne Rinner
Dave Limburg
Thomas Skinner
Sabine Schmid-Rankin
Stacy Feldstein
Beth Gulewich
Burkhard Henke
Brigitte Woloszyn
Linda Horvath
Tracy Spampinato
Jo Garrison
Elizabeth Schreiber-Byers
Melanie Wright
Jeanne Gilbert
Janet Harris

Saturday only

James Propst
Wendy Burgbacher
Hans Gabriel
Gisela Hood
Marilyn Metzler
Norgard Klages
Diane DeMarco-Flohr