Virtual Sessions at ACTFL 2020
While this year's virtual workshops are pre-recorded, we look forward to interacting with you in the chat during respective workshops to answer any questions you may have!
To strengthen German programs in the US, the Goethe-Institut supports teachers, engages students, advises school administrations, and builds and empowers networks of German language educators and partners. This session provides an overview of our activities in these areas with particular focus on recent additions and program highlights projected for 2021.
Everything you need in the area of professional development for German teachers including: Online language courses to expand your own language skills, immediate trial and transfer of new teaching and learning concepts into your lessons with our teacher training series Deutsch Lehren Lernen, individual, tailored coaching by our specially trained coaches, preparation for intercultural exchanges - for both teachers and students, cultural and professional exchange with colleagues all over the world at our virtual German teacher conference GETVICO24.
The Goethe-Institut is sponsoring the competition Our Sustainable Future (Unsere Nachhaltige Zukunft) for its second year. With interdisciplinarity and sustainability at its center, the competition encourages German and STEM teachers across North America to guide students in developing projects based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. See what opportunities are available for your students. Learn about other ways to engage in education for sustainable education and the PASCH program.
SPARK for German, a joint project of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) and the Goethe-Institut, provides professional development for future German instructors and enables students across the United States to start learning German at an early age. SPARK offers a playful approach to German lessons in after school programs—providing early access to language instruction and creating opportunities for students to learn German to reach advanced levels. Join us to learn more!
German American Virtual Exchange
The German American Partnership Program goes digital with the German American Virtual Exchange (GAVE). GAVE enables teachers to offer their students a cultural exchange with a partner school in Germany without having to leave the country. This workshop will give teachers the tools they need to get started.
Virtual One on One Meetings with Us
Request a virtual one-on-one meeting on our exhibitor page in the ACTFL portal with one of 15 colleagues from Goethe-Institutes all over the U.S. During any point of the weekend, at least 3 colleagues will be keeping their schedule free for virtual meeting requests!
Each of us look forward to answering your general questions, but if you have specific topics in mind, below are the colleagues that can best help you in their following specialty areas: