CNY AATG Spring Meeting 2018
APRIL 7, 2018
CNY AATG Spring 2018 meeting's Naschkätzchen-Tisch
Secondary and college level CNY German teachers focused on presentations in the DaF classroom, both for instructors and students' usage.
Syracuse University lecturer, Mona Eikel-Pohen, PhD, presented on how to best present, focusing on topics such as status of presenters versus audience, methods to survive presentation anxiety and alternative methods to straight presentations. Participants practiced with a book of their choosing and made use of strategies to train students to be more comfortable with the Presentational Mode of communication.
Chapter 35 news:
John LaLande, 18 years at SUNY Oswego is stepping down to pursue other activities and will be retiring at the end of this year. We wish him all the best in this new chapter and hope that he will remain a vital part of our CNY AATG community.
Several local Senior German students have won CNY German-American Society Scholarships, which will be celebrated at their Student Night on April 30th at 6 pm in the Turners' Club on Salina St. in Syracuse. The winners are:
Blake Battersby - Baker High School
Matthew Dai - Fayetteville-Manlius High School
Benjamin Iven -Baker High School
Anna Miller -Baker High School
Paige Miller - Onondaga Central High School
Jack Ryan - Mexico High School
Fayetteville-Manlius Sophomore Sam Theoharis was awarded an AATG PAD travel scholarship after success on the National German exam and pursing the interview process with 3 German teachers/professors. He will leave for a 3 week homestay and Berlin tour on June 20, 2018.
Below please find the link to Mona's presentation.
Our next CNY AATG Meeting will be Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 9:30 am.
Our topic of choice will be to share what each of our plans are for the coming 50th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall.