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Deutsche Woche in Bar Harbor

Deutsche Woche in Bar Harbor is organized every year by the Maine Chapter of AATG and is held on the beautiful campus of the College of the Atlantic. Participants are expected to stay on campus and agree to speak German exclusively during the week. Topics and instructors change each year, but topics are always geared towards immediate classroom use. Above all, you will be immersed in German the entire week, spend evenings engaged in conversation, culturally relevant activities, film evenings and music. One afternoon is open to an activity of your choice – possibilities range from exploring nearby Acadia National Park, kayaking, sailing or shopping and relaxing in a Café in Bar Harbor.   Participants can choose to receive either CEUs or 3 graduate credits from Elms College.


Sun., July 30 - Sat., August 5, 2017

Topic: Backward Design and Integrated Performance Assessments in a Standards-Based German Curriculum

Join us as we explore the following: 

  • Formulate clear goals and student learning outcomes – either for your entire curriculum or an instructional unit;

    • (Re)design standards-based assignments; 

    • Create effective integrated performance assessments (IPAs) for interpretive, interpersonal and presentational communicative tasks; 

    • Analyze existing K-16 programs, decide what makes them successful and determine how you can adapt them for your own institution; 

    • Discuss the role technology can play in standards-based teaching and assessment; 

    • Learn to design effective scoring rubrics for IPAs. 

Instructor: Dr. Gisela Hoecherl-Alden (Boston University) 

Discussion Leaders: Kristen Gillett, Cynthia Hodgdon, Colin Ashby


  • Double occupancy: $800.00 
  • Single occupancy (limited availability): $1,000.00 


    • Early bird discounts: Registration received before Dec. 31: $200 off
    • Registration received before March 1: $100 off

GRADUATE CREDITS AND CEU FEES: Attendees may decide at the end of the seminar to apply for credit and/or CEUs from Elms College. Payment is made separately to Elms College by check or credit card. Graduate credit fees as of 2017 are $330 (for 3 credits) and CEU fees are $25. These fees are subject to change each year. If there is a change, you will be notified as soon as possible. Check with your own institution about reimbursement for graduate credits and/or CEUs! 

WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM INCLUDE? Program costs include three meals a day in the award winning dining hall of the College of the Atlantic and housing in the “Seafox” dorm - a historic house overlooking the water. Costs also include instruction, materials and daily Kaffeepausen.

Please submit your registration with a non-refundable $250 deposit no later than July 1, 2017 to:

  Sue Joy

154 North Dixmont Road

Troy, ME  04987-3036     

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