Newsletter February/March 2023

Newsletter February/March 2023

by Martina Kohl -
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Newletter February/March 2023

Dear Teachers,
The second semester has started, and there is still time to

  *   join Going Green - Education for Sustainability. Please check out the new modules we developed. Find demo courses and information on how to register here.
Deadline for action plan uploads is May 26th, 2023, at midnight;

*   sign up for our MEET US program for school visits by Fulbright's English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) Sign-up as host school - German-American Fulbright Commission. Of course, the Embassy's Meet US Coordinator Heike Osterburg continues to serve as your overall point of contact for any questions regarding the program and is happy to arrange discussions with Embassy representatives and other American volunteer speakers. Contact her at or

Allow me to add a few personal remarks.

I will be leaving the U.S. Embassy after 30 years of service the end of this month. Part of my portfolio has been organizing teacher seminars and other events meant to support the work you do in the classroom when it comes to teaching about the U.S. It is a task I have enjoyed immensely.

Together with Torben Schmidt and his team at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Katja Krüger of Life e.V. Berlin and our former program manager, now teacher, Joannis Kaliampos, we built the platform TeachAbout that hosts our award-winning blended-learning project Going Green - Education for Sustainability and the U.S. Embassy Election Project. They have been a highlight in my career, and the cooperation with the team behind them was most rewarding.

Together with you and numerous expert speakers, we have been trying to develop a deeper understanding of the cultural and political landscape of the United States of America. I would like to thank you for supporting our common cause and for inspiring your students to "go green."

I hope you will continue to work with the materials we developed and with the team that is still in place.

Thank you for your engagement, wishing you all the best,
Dr. Martina Kohl