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The Minnesota Association of American Teachers of German is for future, current, and former German educators at all levels of instruction

 

Immersion Weekend at Concordia Language Villages’ German Camp, Waldsee

On the weekend of September 22-24, 2023, 13 MN German Educators of all levels (and one from North Dakota!) participated in an immersion weekend at Concordia Language Village’s (CLV) German Camp Waldsee in Bemidji, MN. The weekend included presentations and workshops led by Waldsee staff on topics such as Musik im Unterricht and Environment/Sustainability, as well as opportunities for networking, collaboration, and connecting led by MN AATG board members. Educators were also able to experience first hand what it feels like to be a camper at Waldsee.

They stayed in cabins, ate glorious meals (so much food!), and even gave great meal presentations in the Waldsee spirit (die gute Milch!). They also learned about the opportunities that CLV can provide for their students and for themselves. This event brought MN German Educators together for the first immersion weekend since the pandemic with the aim to forge new relationships and avenues for collaboration. Educators left with materials and ideas that they could immediately utilize in their classrooms. It was a great time and we look forward to our next immersion weekend!

 

Please see our Workshops page for information on our current and past workshops!

Mission: The MN-AATG supports the teaching of the German language and German-speaking cultures in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education in the United States. The MN-AATG promotes the study of the German-speaking world in all its linguistic, cultural and ethnic diversity, and endeavors to prepare students as transnational, transcultural learners and active, multilingual participants in a globalized world.

Professional Workshops: The MN AATG sponsors a fall (September) and spring (April) professional workshop each year. See Workshops for updated information.

Meetings: MN AATG holds two member meetings each year in conjunction with the biannual professional workshops.  

National German Exam: We encourage High School students to participate in the National German Exam.

MN AATG Banquet:  Each May MN-AATG hosts a banquet honoring German educators, programs, and students who have performed well on the National German Exam.  However, we are not offering a banquet in 2023.  As we search for a new banquet coordinator, we are rebuilding, and plan to offer the Minnesota AATG Banquet again soon!

Membership: We strive to serve all former, current, and future German educators in our state, and encourage each to become a member of the National AATG organization, which provides our funding and structural center.  

Our Partners:

AATG National
Germanic American Institute
Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and Cultures
Goethe Institute Chicago

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Archived Website: mnaatg.blogspot.com