2014 Fall Meeting
Saturday, September 13 at Elon University
Title: Film im Unterricht with AATG President Mohamed Esa
2014 National German Exam
The AATG has announced the recipients of the 2014 AATG/PAD Study Trip. The national selection committee was very impressed with the many extraordinary learners of German and we are proud that two students from North Carolina were chosen to receive awards. Congratulations to the following students and their teachers:
Jill Jones, Enloe GT IB Magnet High School, German teacher: Mr. Nabeel Kandah
Geoffrey Bell, Raleigh Charter High School, German teacher: Ms. Petra Martignoni
This year's Klett-Langenscheidt Award in recognition for outstanding effort and achievement in the study of German has been awarded to Chloe McDowell. Chloe is a senior at David W. Butler High School and her German teacher is Mr. Deron Hablutzel. Chloe impresses with her German skills as well as with her knowledge about German culture and contemporary society! Congratulations to Chloe and her teacher! This year, we are also fortunate to be able to present
one Klett-Langenscheidt Award in recognition for outstanding teaching. This year’s recognition has been awarded to Mr. Nabeel Kandah! Nabeel, who had quite a few students participate in the national German Award and supported several wonderful applications for the AATG/PAD Study Abroad trip. Congratulations, Nabeel! The award will be presented at our next chapter meeting in the fall! Thanks to everybody who participated in the 2014 National German Exam! North Carolina had another strong showing.
NC Educators Selected as AATG Award Winners
Congratulations to Linda Horvath, who was selected as the 2013 recipient AATG/Intercultural Student Experiences (ISE) Language Matters Award. This award is presented annually to a high school teacher of German for creative methods, providing immersion experiences, and motivating students to speak German outside the classroom.
Congratulations also go out to Gabriele Verhoeven who was selected as the 2013 AATG K-8 Outstanding German Educator. This award is given annually in recognition of innovative teaching, extraordinary talent, and exceptional leadership in the German teaching profession.
Finally, Susanne Rinner, professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro received the AATG Friend of German Award for her outstanding support for and promotion of German and the study of German in NC. Professor Rinner organized the 2013 German Day on campus and is extremely active in the NC AATG chapter supporting other educators of German.
All three were honored during the Awards Presentation at the AATG Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 23, 2013 in Orlando, Florida.
NCAATG Proposal wins STEM Articulation Grant from AATG!
Congratulations to Beth Gulewich (Broughton H.S.), Jo Garrison (Martin & Ligon Middle Schools), and Marc Reibold (NC State University)! They have been selected to receive a STEM Articulation Grant from the AATG, through funds provided by the German government’s Netzwerk Deutsch program. They have been awarded $2,500 grant to support their proposed project to develop and implement a German Language STEM curriculum and instructional materials. We look forward to hearing about your project at our fall meeting.