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In-Person Professional Development

All Goethe-Institut USA (Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco) offer free-of-charge professional development trainings on location. 

Upcoming Events

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Educational Training Series: next generation AI in the German classroom

Join our April workshop series, "Harnessing Generative AI and Machine Translation for German Teaching," to explore the transformative impact of technology on German language education. Discover how AI tools like ChatGPT revolutionize lesson planning for efficiency and engagement, delve into the mechanics of machine translation to enhance language learning, and creatively apply these tools in your classrooms. This series not only provides practical applications but also inspires a renewed approach to language teaching, emphasizing the irreplaceable value of human interaction. Whether you're new to AI or looking to deepen your expertise, this workshop promises to enrich your teaching toolkit, sparking enchantment in German language education and redefining the teaching and learning experience in the age of artificial intelligence.

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Educational Training Series: Don't Look Away- Do Something!

This interactive training series, which will offer both online and in-person formats, focuses on specifically integrating anti-discrimination topics into the curriculum. Given the complexity and sensitivity of this topic, renowned experts from various fields will be invited. They will share their in-depth knowledge and offer practical guidance, including strategies for thoughtful lesson planning and leading critical, empathetic conversations in the classroom. In addition, we will provide extensive teaching materials to support educators and students in effectively integrating these essential topics into their classrooms and daily lives. We invite you to become part of this important initiative and work together for a more inclusive education system.

Past events

Beyond Reality @Colourbox

AI in Language Instruction: How are we to teach languages now?

In this five-part-series, offered in person and online, we will discuss practical examples such as implementing game-based learning in daily teachings, adding XR-tools to your instruction, using ChatGPT´s assistance in lesson planning and curriculum design, as well as discuss more broader questions such as: What are we to do with teaching pedagogy that has served us well throughout decades? What translates easily into AI and what can we discard? How can we effectively integrate AI into our daily curricula? How do we facilitate learning paths that speak to the changing needs of our learners? Lastly, but even more so importantly, how do we protect our students from the potentially dangerous pitfalls of AI?


XR Workshop NYC @Colourbox

XR for German Educators

In person workshop with XR- expert Stephanie Wössner at the Goethe-Institut New York on Saturday, October 7, 2023

XR Workshop Boston @Colourbox

XR for German Educators

In person workshop with XR- expert Stephanie Wössner at the Goethe-Institut Boston on Saturday, October 14, 2023

Partnering for Language: EUNIC meets Seal of Biliteracy @Canva

Partnering for Language: EUNIC meets Seal of Biliteracy

Networking and information fair for stakeholders in the educational community in NY, NJ, PA and EU Institutions of Culture (EUNIC). This in-person event will take place at the Goethe-Institut New York on Friday, September 30, 2022 from 10am-2pm.