AATG News:  Ohio AATG 2012 Fall Conference and Meeting

Deborah Page, AATG Representative

The Ohio chapter of the AATG will be holding its annual conference and meeting this year on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3, 2012.  This year, we will be at a new location, the Hyatt Place in Worthington, located at 7490 Vantage Drive in Columbus.

Join us for fun, fellowship and friendship.  Come to learn, stay to be amazed and leave with new techniques.  The fall conference and meeting are a great way to meet other German instructors from around the state to develop networks to strengthen the study of German and to provide you with renewed energy and activities for your classroom.

Activities will begin on Friday late afternoon with a Meet and Greet at 4:00 pm.  There will be a presentation by Dr. Elfe Dona and Kristina Wassmann on Bringing the €uro Crisis into the Classroom followed by a film presentation of Erbsen auf halb 6, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.  The Saturday program will begin with Dr. Adi King’s presentation, Exploring Germany with Four of Our Five Senses: Teaching Diversity through Disability, which highlights the issues in the Friday evening film.  Following lunch, Linda Zins-Adams will present Zero to 200, or How to Articulate the German Classroom from Middle School to Lead Students to Success at the AP Level.  The final activity of the conference will be the business meeting, where everyone is welcome.

Many thanks go to Dwight Loken of The Meeting Connection, who works with OFLA in planning its meetings.  Due to his assistance, the fees for the conference are lower this year.  Early registration is $40.  After October 4th, registration will be $50.  Watch your mail for the flyer.

To make reservations at the AATG-negotiated rate of $89 + tax, call 1-888-492-8847 and ask for the AATG block of rooms.  Alternately, you can contact Dwight at lokend@the-meeting-connection.com to reserve your room.  To be eligible for the discounted rate, you must reserve your room by October 4.

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