Liebe KollegInnen,

Please consider submitting proposals to the following AATG panels (ACTFL 2013, Orlando, FL) by December 15, 2012. Feel free to forward this message to colleagues. 

Das fliegende Klassenzimmer: Online books & mobile applications in the L2 classroom

Which online books and apps do you use in- and outside of the German-language classroom? How do you integrate these into a standards-based curriculum, and what outcomes do you wish to achieve? Which challenges and opportunities do you face as educators in K-12 and in higher education in securing and administering hardware (e.g., tablets) and software (e.g., applications)? Panelists are asked to limit their presentations to ten minutes each and to follow the questions above as guidelines to their presentations. This session hopes to create a lively discussion between panelists and the audience on the effective implementation of new technologies in the L2 classroom.
Send an abstract (250 words) by December 15, 2012 to the session chair Sandra Alfers, Western Washington University: [log in to unmask]

Making connections with popular music in the German language classroom

This panel seeks presentations on teaching with contemporary popular music in the German language classroom. It aims, specifically, to explore how examples of popular music and musical production from the DACHL geographic area can be analyzed and effectively connected to other culturally authentic materials used in a standards-based curriculum, or, more broadly, to other thematic areas of inquiry. Within this framework, submissions may address innovative pedagogical approaches and the construction of integrated performance assessments. Submissions on both commercially successful music and on lesser-known musical subcultures are welcome.
Send an abstract (250 words) by December 15, 2012 to the session chair Cornelius Partsch, Western Washington University: [log in to unmask]

Vielen Dank!
HG aus Washington State
-- Sandra Alfers

Sandra Alfers, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of German
Western Washington University
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