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PCC instructor heading to Germany for educational seminar

22 May 2017

A Pratt Community College instructor is trading in her beaver gear for lederhosen and traveling to Germany for a teacher’s workshop during the summer. Education instructor, Rhonda Westerhaus, was selected, along with 19 other teachers across the United States, by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) to participate in a three week-long workshop that will take place in Leipzig, Germany.
In this workshop teachers will be developing classroom activities designed to incorporate technology, math and science as part of learning German in the classroom. The entire seminar will be conducted in German. In addition to observing classroom instruction, experiencing numerous workshops, and designing instructional materials, participants will visit the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden and enjoy a two-day excursion to Wolfsburg for a hands-on experience with leaders in the German auto industry.
“I appreciate the support of Dr. Fitzpatrick who wrote a recommendation and the overall support of the college in this continuing education opportunity,” said Westerhaus.
Westerhaus will be teaching a German Language class this fall both on-campus and online. The German I class on-campus will be held daily from 2:15 to 3:10 p.m. as well as being offered online through EduKan for distance learners. For more information on enrolling in this class contact PCC admissions by phone at 620-450-2217 or by email at pccadmissions@prattcc.edu.
The AATG supports the teaching of the German language and German-speaking cultures in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education in the United States. The 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.