Professional Development for German Teachers

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Fall Teacher Training

On October 21st the Germanic-American Institute, in partnership with the Goethe Institut Chicago, will host a virtual teacher training. 

This training will cover three topics of high interest and classroom application to all German teachers, particularly those at the middle and high school levels. The participation is free of charge! A registration is required.

Where: Online via Zoom

When: October 21st 2021, 9 AM to 12:00 PM CT


Thursday 21.10. Teacher Training
9:00 -
10:00 AM
Teaching about Racism in Germany
Theresa Fuchs, Goethe-Institut Chicago
Susan Feiler, German Teacher at Hayt Elementary Scholl in Chicago
10:10 -
10:40 AM
Germany's Dual Education System
Myriam Klein, GACCOM, Chicago
10:40 -
11:25 AM
Study in Germany
Caro Blank, Germanic-American Institute
11:30 AM -
12:00 PM
The Goethe-Institut presents: Study Bridge, Wander and Career Bus
Nils Martin, Goethe-Institut Washington, DC

Further information on each topic:

Racism in Germany
Content: Definition of Racism and important vocabulary, situation in Germany, introduction to German colonial history, important current discourses in Germany concerning racism, resistance against racism in Germany, methods, ideas and suggestions to include this topic into German lessons in the US on all levels

Germany’s Dual Education System
Content: How does Germany’s dual education system differ from the “College for All “model in the United States? What does Germany’s “earn and learn” apprenticeship model entail, and how does it contribute to a highly skilled workforce? These questions and more will be addressed in a deeper look at Germany’s post-secondary education pathways.

Study in Germany 
Content: There are options for studying in Germany beyond traditional college exchange programs. Topics will include logistics related to the application process, as well as new pathways for non-German speakers. The Goethe Institut in DC will also take participants on virtual tour of the new “Career Bus” and Study Bridge.