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Online professional development sessions for German teachers

Teaching means learning, and COVID-19 shows us this very clearly. How can we make our virtual teaching even more learner-centric, motivating and activating? This is an important and urgent question for all teachers in the current situation. This webinar series will show you how you can plan, conduct and follow up on exciting lessons with added value even in times of Corona.


Each of the webinars has a different topic, e.g. "Suddenly online - what now? Teaching in times of Corona," "Virtual platforms for newcomers: Zoom, Adobe and Skype'" and "Keep calm and teach on - Quizlet, Kahoot und Co." The topics are diverse and closely oriented to teachers’ needs for their everyday work with learners of German.

 The webinars consist of two phases. At the beginning of each webinar, participants learn about the theory behind the different didactic or methodical concepts. In the second and more practical phase, teachers get material and examples to help integrate these concepts into their own classrooms.

 Each webinar is a 60-90 minute-long online live session. A link will be sent to all registered teachers to access the virtual classroom. This serves as a platform for learning and exchange between the instructor and the participants. In order to participate, teachers need a stable internet connection and a headset.

The target audience is teachers of German in North America.
Participation is free. Registration, however, is mandatory. 
Current webinar dates and times can soon be found in the Goethe-Institut website. Registration ends two days prior to the respective webinar date. 
Please check back in August for information about our upcoming webinars. 

The Facilitators
All webinars will by conducted by Marje Stock and Miriam Swatuk. Marje Zschiesche-Stock studied German and English for the grammar school teaching profession at the University of Göttingen. Since 2014 she has been working at the Goethe-Institut Toronto, where she teaches German language, regional studies and literature courses and gives further training courses at national and international level. Miriam Swatuk holds a Graduate Degree (M.A.) in German literature from the Otto Friedrich University in Bamberg. Miriam Swatuk has been teaching language courses of all levels online and in-class at the Goethe-Institut Toronto since 2012. She also trains German teachers at national and international level.


Please register at the latest one week prior to the respective webinar date. 

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