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Louks to Receive National Recognition Award for German Teaching

Release Date: 7/13/2009 3:39:41 PM

Dorothy Louks, a teacher at Century High School, has been selected to receive a Certificate of Merit Award from the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) and the Goethe-Institut. She is one of five recipients of this award for outstanding achievement in furthering the teaching of German in schools in the United States.
 
The criteria for the award include excellent teaching skills and the use of innovative and motivating teaching methods, such as the use of computers and the Internet, as well as creative and successful activities to promote German as a foreign language and to preserve and expand German programs. Teachers also are selected based on their cross-disciplinary work to integrate German topics into other areas of the curriculum and for successfully teaching the culture and history of Germany and German-speaking countries.
 
Nominations originate with the local AATG chapter in the state in which the recipient resides, or through individual AATG members. A panel of personnel from AATG and the Goethe-Institut selects the winners. The presentation ceremony will take place in November during the AATG annual meeting in San Diego.

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