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August 1-2, 2019
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Thursday, August 1 • 11:35am - 12:20pm
Concurrent Sessions 2-Add a Content-Area Course to Your Language Trip

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Adding a content-area course to your language trip can increase enrollment and enrich student learning. The presenters developed a trip to Germany in which students also earn credit in environmental science. Discussion will include how to create an interdisciplinary course within a language trip that complements both culture and course content.    The trip is led by the language teacher, while the course is taught concurrently by a science teacher. Due to its interdisciplinary nature and the opportunity to earn course credit, the trip attracts more students. Presenters will show participants how to: select a relevant course, choose sites in the target country to optimize immersive learning on site, prepare material for on-the-road instruction, and successfully advertise the trip to students.     Outcomes:  1. Participants can design a trip to the target country that allows students to earn credit in a discipline other than the language.   2. Participants can design a trip itinerary that lends itself to interdisciplinary collaboration with a content-area course.   3. Participants can identify a potential interdisciplinary partner at their institution.   4. Participants can craft a pitch to recruit students for an interdisciplinary trip.  


Caitlin Ishibashi

Teacher, Woodward Academy
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Ben Shivers

German Teacher, Woodward Academy Upper School
I teach German and sponsor Model UN at Woodward Academy in College Park, Ga. I love riding my bike for transportation and I'm a public transit nerd. 

Thursday August 1, 2019 11:35am - 12:20pm EDT

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