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Teach About U.S. Update // June 5, 2020 (Upcoming webinars)

Teach About U.S. Update // June 5, 2020 (Upcoming webinars)

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UPDATE // June 5, 2020
Dear Subscriber,

We would like to thank you for joining us last week for our first two webinars with Dr. David Goldfield. We particularly want to thank the 70 university students in Halle, Mainz and Lüneburg who joined us on May 26 and the record number of over 230 participants in all parts of Germany as well as the U.S. and Serbia who joined us the next day for our first public teacher webinar.  

As announced last week, the registration for the upcoming webinars on June 16 and June 22 is now open. We have also added one additional webinar to the list on July 1 (16-18h). This webinar will feature the Teach About U.S. team and guests and is entirely dedicated to the U.S. Embassy School Election Project. It will give you an additional chance to get a deep dive into our curriculum and ask questions. We are also going to announce the results of the "State Lottery" then. All webinars will be recorded and made available online. Last week's webinar is already available now.

Yours,

Joannis Kaliampos
on behalf of the Teach About U.S. Team and Partners 

 

WEBINARS: TEACHING THE U.S. ELECTION 2020
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U.S. Embassy School Election Project

Due to the corona situation, our teacher training seminars for May and June had to be cancelled. Instead, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates General, Teach About U.S. and a number of local partners throughout Germany will offer webinars on Teaching the U.S. Election 2020.

Please register to join the conversation and take part in the Q&A with the faculty. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar (see link below).

June 16, 16:00-17:30h | Teaching the U.S. Election 2020: Focus on voting

Program moderated by Dr. Martina Kohl, U.S. Embassy Berlin

Teaching the U.S. Elections 2020 – Campaigning and Voting in Times of the Corona Health Crisis
Dr. Mark Rozell, Ruth D. and John T. Hazel Chair in Public Policy, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University

Teach About US - Innovative Ways of Teaching English: The Election Project 2020
Joannis Kaliampos, Program Manager, Teach About US, Leuphana University Lüneburg

 

June 22, 14:15-15:45 | Teaching the U.S. Election 2020: Focus on social media

Program moderated by Dr. Martina Kohl, U.S. Embassy Berlin and Prof. Dr. Christiane Lütge, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Teaching the U.S. Elections 2020 – Social Media in Times of Limited Campaigning  
Dr. Terri Towner, Associate Professor of Political Science, Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan

Teach About US - Innovative Ways of Teaching English: The Election Project 2020
Joannis Kaliampos, Program Manager, Teach About US, Leuphana University Lüneburg 

 

July 1, 16:00-18:00h (CEST) | The U.S. Embassy School Election Project

Program moderated by Dr. Martina Kohl, U.S. Embassy Berlin

This is a webinar entirely dedicated to introducing teachers to the U.S. Embassy School Election Project. The program will include an introduction to the project curriculum and Moodle platform and input from our partners and guests. We will also announce the results of our State Lottery during this webinar. More information tba. 

 

We would like to thank our partners for co-hosting and supporting these events!

 

Webinar info & registratrion
 

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U.S. EMBASSY SCHOOL ELECTION PROJECT 2020

U.S. Embassy School Election Project 2016 final event

We are getting ready for the U.S. Embassy School Election Project. Though this year’s project format will be similar to the previous project cycles, we are in the process of adding cutting-edge pedagogical approaches and educational technologies. Our Facebook site and the Teach About U.S. Blog will accompany the Moodle course environment.

What’s important now:

  • Registration is open now – sign up now for the project
  • Join us for the webinars in May and June (see above).
  • Classroom materials from the 2016 project are available online; the 2020 curriculum is currently being developed and will become available before the summer holiday.
  • We have received the first notifications from U.S. schools who want to be connected to a German partner. Contact us if you are a German teacher and interested starting a transatlantic cooperation.
  • If you are an American teacher wanting to be matched with a German partner, pls. contact the Transatlantic Outreach Program (or view our info page for U.S. teachers). 

Projet timeline (tentative)

Project registration is open now!

More information on the project, how to participate, how it works, sample materials, results from 2016, and registration for 2020:

About the U.S. Election Project
 

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