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Welcome to the AATG!

Welcome to the web site of the North Carolina Chapter of the AATG, the American Association of Teachers of German.

The NCAATG seeks to promote and improve the teaching of German in North Carolina, to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas among teachers of German, and to promote a sense of joint effort and a spirit of cooperation and fellowship among its members. In this effort we are being supported by our national office as well as the Goethe-Institut New York.


   Events and News
December 9, 2013   

Sport-Spiel-Spass2014 Deutsches Wochenende
November 7-8, 2014
Camp Caraway, Asheboro, NC
Theme: Sport-Spiel-Spaß

2014 Fall Meeting
Saturday, September 13 at Elon University
Title: Film im Unterricht with AATG President Mohamed Esa
Hosted by Scott Windham
Meeting Minutes

2014 National German Exam

aatgThe 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

AATG Awards CeremonyCongratulations 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.


   Membership Information
January 1, 2011   

Any educator of German or anyone interested in the teaching of German may join the North Carolina chapter (NCAATG) and the national organization (AATG). If you are interested in becoming a member, please consult our constitution and by-laws and read about membership benefits and fees on the AATG website. We would love to have you! Membership begins on the date you register, which becomes your anniversary renewal date. Membership cycles no longer follow the calendar year. Once you become a member of AATG, and you register an address in North Carolina, you will automatically be assigned to the NC chapter and receive chapter meeting information and initiatives through our listserv and the AATG mail list. If you are a member but have not been receiving messages through the NCAATG listserv, please contact the webmaster.

Special Courtesy: If you are a new K-12 teacher, we want you to join us and attend our meetings! To this end, NCAATG will be happy to pay your membership dues for your first membership year. (You then pay the next two years at the reduced rate of $40). Contact the our NCAATG executive counsel member, Alyssa Howards if you would like to take advantage of this offer. We would love to have you!

Life Membership in AATG for $1,500

Great news out of New Jersey, the price for a life membership in AATG has been reduced from $3,000 to $1,500!

We realize a life membership is not for everyone, but if you can at all afford it, you may want to consider this option as you renew your membership. It's a great deal and you'll be supporting a worthwhile cause. Of course, you'll still be receiving the same benefits you're accustomed to (the journals, special member prices on teaching materials, the quarterly newsletters and Infoblätter, invitations to AATG workshops and professional development seminars, etc.), and you'll never have to worry about future dues increases.

Let's help make AATG stronger than ever. Click here to become a life member.   

   From the Webmaster
January 1, 2011   
The webmaster kindly requests that new members submit their email address to her. These addresses will not be posted but will only be used to disseminate the communications of the Executive Council and its officers to the membership, typically through the listserv (see also ncaatg-l).

The webmaster would also like to continue the publication of job openings in North Carolina and encourages submission of any openings to the President, Beth Gulewich.


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