Transatlantic Outreach Program

Transatlantic Outreach Program TOP is a public / private partnership that promotes awareness of Germany's contemporary contributions to society, politics, economy, and education - via its teaching materials, seminars, and study tours - to specific multiplier groups in North America.

TOP is a public/private partnership initiative of the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Goethe-Institut, Deutsche Bank, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, and the Siemens Corporation. Guided by its program partners, TOP seeks to foster inter-culturally competent young learners who are aware of the current democratic and economic significance of the Germany-US transatlantic partnership and who apply this knowledge to add value to society and to enhance talent pipelines.

TOP is a public/private partnership initiative of the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Goethe-Institut, Deutsche Bank, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, and the Siemens Corporation. Guided by its program partners, TOP seeks to foster inter-culturally competent young learners who are aware of the current democratic and economic significance of the Germany-US transatlantic partnership and who apply this knowledge to add value to society and to enhance talent pipelines.

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THE BIG PONDER has tons of treats (and also a few tricks!) for you this Halloween weekend! Carol McKinley talks about th...
10/29/2021
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THE BIG PONDER has tons of treats (and also a few tricks!) for you this Halloween weekend! Carol McKinley talks about the magic of candy with Tony Vallejos who once ran a vintage sweet shop. You’ll also hear other interviewees recalling their favorite treats growing up and the memories they associate with them.

Listen now to “Candy,” Episode 22 of #TheBigPonder audio series, on the Goethe-Institut website or wherever you get your podcasts: www.goethe.de/bigponder

THE BIG PONDER is produced in partnership between Bertelsmann Foundation rbbKultur Wunderbar Together RIAS BERLIN KOMMISSION Goethe-Institut Washington.

#TheBigPonder #WunderbarTogether #RIASBerlin

This transatlantic podcast explores abstract concepts and phenomena through personal radio essays. Every other week, one of our producers transforms a broad topic into a captivating story told from a U.S.-German perspective.

TOP has teamed up with the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) to offer First-Timer Scholarships to the upcom...
10/22/2021
NCSS Conference First-Timer Scholarship | Social Studies

TOP has teamed up with the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) to offer First-Timer Scholarships to the upcoming virtual NCSS conference for educators of color and educators who are social justice allies. The conference will take place November 15 – 21 and the scholarship deadline is October 31, 2021.

You can read more about this scholarship opportunity and apply here:

https://www.socialstudies.org/conference/conference-scholarship

All interested social studies teachers who meet the eligibility requirements can apply, so please feel free to share this opportunity with any colleagues you think might have interest!

National Council for the Social Studies is pleased to offer a limited number of registration scholarships to educators who have never been able to attend the NCSS Annual Conference in the past for lack of financial support. Teachers from across the United States and its territories are welcome to ap...

Join Classrooms Without Borders Pittsburgh PA and Germany Close Up on Wednesday, October 20 at 12pm ET for a virtual eve...
10/15/2021
Germany's Election 2021: Political Wrap Up with Cerstin Gammelin, Deputy Editor for Economic Policy in the Parliamentary Office Berlin and Prof. Dr. Roland Sturm, Senior Fellow at IParl (Institut für Parlamentarismusforschung), moderated by Dr....

Join Classrooms Without Borders Pittsburgh PA and Germany Close Up on Wednesday, October 20 at 12pm ET for a virtual event on "Germany's Election 2021: Political Wrap Up" with Cerstin Gammelin, Deputy Editor for Economic Policy in the Parliamentary Office Berlin and Prof. Dr. Roland Sturm, Senior Fellow at IParl (Institut für Parlamentarismusforschung), moderated by Dr. Kaleen Gallagher.

Register here: https://classroomswithoutborders.org/germanys-election-2021-political-wrap/

Cerstin Gammelin, Deputy Editor for Economic Policy in the Parliamentary Office Berlin of the Sueddeutsche Zeitung.Cerstin Gammelin completed her degree course in material-technology at the Technical University in Chemnitz (Saxony). After the fall of the Berlin Wall she worked as an author and a jou...

Happy 60th birthday to one of Berlin's most famous icons - the Ampelmann! The East German traffic symbol was created on ...
10/13/2021

Happy 60th birthday to one of Berlin's most famous icons - the Ampelmann! The East German traffic symbol was created on October 13, 1961 by traffic psychologist Karl Peglau. Following the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990, the Ampelmann's confident stride and jaunty hat made him a beloved symbol for Berlin and for GDR "Ostalgie". He can now even be found in many west German cities!

Celebrate with us and share your Ampelmann photos from your #TOPstudytour!

#Ampelmann #happybirthdayampelmann #amplemännchen #Berlin

📸 Patrick Robert Doyle, Unsplash

Happy 60th birthday to one of Berlin's most famous icons - the Ampelmann! The East German traffic symbol was created on October 13, 1961 by traffic psychologist Karl Peglau. Following the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990, the Ampelmann's confident stride and jaunty hat made him a beloved symbol for Berlin and for GDR "Ostalgie". He can now even be found in many west German cities!

Celebrate with us and share your Ampelmann photos from your #TOPstudytour!

#Ampelmann #happybirthdayampelmann #amplemännchen #Berlin

📸 Patrick Robert Doyle, Unsplash

Global German Teacher Conference, October 20-21, 2021German educators  Register now for the virtual German teacher confe...
10/12/2021
Getvico24

Global German Teacher Conference, October 20-21, 2021

German educators Register now for the virtual German teacher conference GETVICO24: 170+ presentations on diversity, sustainability, student exchanges, artificial intelligence and the future of language learning. 24 hours of networking with experts, colleagues and educational publishing houses. Join attendees from 30+ countries. Free of charge.

Registration and program: www.goethe.de/getvico24

#getvico24 #goetheinstitut #deutschlehren #deutschlehrerinnenkonferenz #germanteacherconference #globalgerman #teacherconference #germaneducation #professionaldevelopment #networking #learngerman #teachgerman #germanteacher #virtualteacherconference #education

Fortbildungen für Deutschlehrende: Methodik, Didaktik, Landeskunde, Deutsch für Lehrkräfte, Train the Trainer beim Goethe-Institut.

Are your students dreaming of studying in Germany? The Study Bridge program can help make that dream come true. Get all ...
10/07/2021

Are your students dreaming of studying in Germany? The Study Bridge program can help make that dream come true. Get all the info you’ll need at a virtual and free Open House on October 13 at 4 PM ET – for students, parents, and teachers. Former Study Bridge students will be available to answer your questions and talk about their experiences.

Kindly register: https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/spr/unt/com/stb/inf.html

Can’t make it? More Open House events coming up: Nov. 4. Register now!

#studyabroad

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Universität Siegen Europa-Universität Viadrina Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Goethe-Institut Washington

Are your students dreaming of studying in Germany? The Study Bridge program can help make that dream come true. Get all the info you’ll need at a virtual and free Open House on October 13 at 4 PM ET – for students, parents, and teachers. Former Study Bridge students will be available to answer your questions and talk about their experiences.

Kindly register: https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/spr/unt/com/stb/inf.html

Can’t make it? More Open House events coming up: Nov. 4. Register now!

#studyabroad

American Association of Teachers of German DAAD USA UniAllianz Education Pvt Ltd RWTH Aachen University
Universität Siegen Europa-Universität Viadrina Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Goethe-Institut Washington

Happy German-American Day! 🇩🇪🇺🇸🥳By Presidential Proclamation, October 6 is the day when we "celebrate the German-America...
10/06/2021

Happy German-American Day! 🇩🇪🇺🇸🥳

By Presidential Proclamation, October 6 is the day when we "celebrate the German-Americans who continue to enhance our Nation with their talents, skills, knowledge, and rich cultural heritage."

Read the full proclaimation here: https://bit.ly/3Bl133Y

#germanamericanday #WunderbarTogether

Happy German-American Day! 🇩🇪🇺🇸🥳

By Presidential Proclamation, October 6 is the day when we "celebrate the German-Americans who continue to enhance our Nation with their talents, skills, knowledge, and rich cultural heritage."

Read the full proclaimation here: https://bit.ly/3Bl133Y

#germanamericanday #WunderbarTogether

Happy German Unity Day! 🥳Each October 3rd Germans commemorate the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990, follow...
10/03/2021
Happy German Unity Day!

Happy German Unity Day! 🥳

Each October 3rd Germans commemorate the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990, following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. As this video explains, key allies like the United States played an important role in bringing German reunification about. 🇩🇪🤝🇺🇸

#GermanUnityDay #TagderDeutschenEinheit #WunderbarTogether

Watch our exclusive video highlighting our vibrant German-American friendship.

Germany, Europe, and the world face the end of the Merkel era. After 16 years of her chancellorship, the recent Bundesta...
10/01/2021

Germany, Europe, and the world face the end of the Merkel era. After 16 years of her chancellorship, the recent Bundestag elections will bring about new coalition formations and uncertainties about the policy course of Germany and Europe. How will the country position itself in terms of addressing climate change, countering antidemocratic challengers, safeguarding the welfare state and a competitive economy, and providing leadership in Europe and beyond?

Tune in to "Germany After Merkel: Assessing the 2021 Elections" on October 5 at 5pm PDT as Professors Joyce Mushaben (Georgetown), Christiane Lemke (UNC Chapel Hill), and Sarah Lohmann (UW) discuss the German elections and what Germany's political future might hold. ⠀

Register here: https://bit.ly/germany_after_merkel

More info here: https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/sta/gps/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=22358767

Presented by the Department of Germanics - University of Washington and the UW Center for West European Studies and European Union Center in cooperation with Goethe Pop Up Seattle.

University of Washington Wunderbar Together BMW Center for German and European Studies (CGES) UNC Center for European Studies

#germanyaftermerkel #angelamerkel #merkel #paneldiscussion #germanelections #bundestagswahl2021 #germanpolitics #politics

Germany, Europe, and the world face the end of the Merkel era. After 16 years of her chancellorship, the recent Bundestag elections will bring about new coalition formations and uncertainties about the policy course of Germany and Europe. How will the country position itself in terms of addressing climate change, countering antidemocratic challengers, safeguarding the welfare state and a competitive economy, and providing leadership in Europe and beyond?

Tune in to "Germany After Merkel: Assessing the 2021 Elections" on October 5 at 5pm PDT as Professors Joyce Mushaben (Georgetown), Christiane Lemke (UNC Chapel Hill), and Sarah Lohmann (UW) discuss the German elections and what Germany's political future might hold. ⠀

Register here: https://bit.ly/germany_after_merkel

More info here: https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/sta/gps/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=22358767

Presented by the Department of Germanics - University of Washington and the UW Center for West European Studies and European Union Center in cooperation with Goethe Pop Up Seattle.

University of Washington Wunderbar Together BMW Center for German and European Studies (CGES) UNC Center for European Studies

#germanyaftermerkel #angelamerkel #merkel #paneldiscussion #germanelections #bundestagswahl2021 #germanpolitics #politics

Get inspired this #InternationalPodcastDay with Episode 2 of our "An Apprentice's Story" #podcast. This episode follows ...
09/30/2021

Get inspired this #InternationalPodcastDay with Episode 2 of our "An Apprentice's Story" #podcast. This episode follows a young woman with a maverick spirit, who chooses the trades over college and finds her way into an apprenticeship that opens up a surprising world of opportunities to her. The story examines the key role her middle school teacher played in sending the young woman down this path..

Listen here: https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/spr/unt/efd/top/ctw/ap2.html

#apprenticeship #youthapprenticeship

The Goethe-Institut has been actively engaged in promoting the German language in the USA and worldwide - for over 60 years!

Someone wise once said that democracy is an act that doesn't end on election day. And so it goes in Germany. Election Da...
09/27/2021
How to Build a Governing Coalition in Germany

Someone wise once said that democracy is an act that doesn't end on election day. And so it goes in Germany.

Election Day is over in Germany, but now the process of building a coalition begins! Check out our latest animation with Bertelsmann Foundation on how coalition building works in Germany. Wunderbar Together

When polls close on election day in Germany, voters are provided with some answers, mainly how the various political parties performed. But after election da...

Germany heads to the polls 🗳 today for their 2021 federal elections! This also marks the end of Chancellor Angela Merkel...
09/26/2021

Germany heads to the polls 🗳 today for their 2021 federal elections! This also marks the end of Chancellor Angela Merkel's 16 years in office. Check out our latest animation created with Bertelsmann Foundation to find outhow voting works in Germany and look for a new video on Monday!

📺 http://youtu.be/jJoem1JNJ2A

#Bundestagswahl21 #sschat #socialstudies

cc: Wunderbar Together

Germany heads to the polls 🗳 today for their 2021 federal elections! This also marks the end of Chancellor Angela Merkel's 16 years in office. Check out our latest animation created with Bertelsmann Foundation to find outhow voting works in Germany and look for a new video on Monday!

📺 http://youtu.be/jJoem1JNJ2A

#Bundestagswahl21 #sschat #socialstudies

cc: Wunderbar Together

The Merkel era is coming to an end as Germany🇩🇪 holds a federal election 🗳 this Sunday, 9/26. Check out our latest anima...
09/24/2021

The Merkel era is coming to an end as Germany🇩🇪 holds a federal election 🗳 this Sunday, 9/26. Check out our latest animation created with Bertelsmann Foundation to find out how Germans will participate in this year’s vote!

📺 http://youtu.be/jJoem1JNJ2A

#Bundestagswahl21 #sschat #socialstudies

cc: Wunderbar Together

The Merkel era is coming to an end as Germany🇩🇪 holds a federal election 🗳 this Sunday, 9/26. Check out our latest animation created with Bertelsmann Foundation to find out how Germans will participate in this year’s vote!

📺 http://youtu.be/jJoem1JNJ2A

#Bundestagswahl21 #sschat #socialstudies

cc: Wunderbar Together

Interested in teaching your students about sustainability? Our friends at Teach About US have a fantastic project called...
09/23/2021

Interested in teaching your students about sustainability? Our friends at Teach About US have a fantastic project called Going Green that you should defintely check out! Going Green – Education for Sustainability is an annual school project that engages German and U.S.-American schools in intercultural and technology-enhanced sustainability projects and curriculum.

https://www.teachaboutus.org/mod/book/view.php?id=30928&chapterid=5770

In conjunction with this project, they will be hosting a virtual event on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 2:00 PM EST called Women Leadership in Climate Activism - And What We All Can Do To Save Our Planet.

To register, please email [email protected]. You will receive a link a few days prior to the event.

#STEM #STEMed #STEMeducation #sustainabilityeducation #WomenInSTEM

REGISTER NOW: Women Leadership in Climate Activism - And What We All Can Do to Save Our Planet. A Talk with Katharine Wilkinson and Catrin Gersdorf!

Where STEM meets GERMAN: You and your students are invited to join a virtual launch party for the Goethe-Institut's educ...
09/22/2021

Where STEM meets GERMAN:

You and your students are invited to join a virtual launch party for the Goethe-Institut's educational platform "Digitale JuniorUni USA" on September 28 from 10 am 2 pm EST!

The “Digitale JuniorUni” offers STEM videos with basic German vocabulary for students appx 14-16 years old (younger students are welcome, too).

The event will be streamed live and in English from the Planet Word Museum in Washington DC with host Camille Moore. Simultaneous interpretation is available in Spanish.

Check out the full program and register your class for this free event! https://www.goethe.de/usa/junioruni

#junioruniusa #stem #STEMed #onlinelearning #learngerman #scienceforkids #goetheinstitut

Goethe-Institut Washington Planet Word Museum Ranga Yogeshwar Heino Falcke Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) WDR Calliope mini

Graphic: e-o-t.de

Where STEM meets GERMAN:

You and your students are invited to join a virtual launch party for the Goethe-Institut's educational platform "Digitale JuniorUni USA" on September 28 from 10 am 2 pm EST!

The “Digitale JuniorUni” offers STEM videos with basic German vocabulary for students appx 14-16 years old (younger students are welcome, too).

The event will be streamed live and in English from the Planet Word Museum in Washington DC with host Camille Moore. Simultaneous interpretation is available in Spanish.

Check out the full program and register your class for this free event! https://www.goethe.de/usa/junioruni

#junioruniusa #stem #STEMed #onlinelearning #learngerman #scienceforkids #goetheinstitut

Goethe-Institut Washington Planet Word Museum Ranga Yogeshwar Heino Falcke Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) WDR Calliope mini

Graphic: e-o-t.de

Danke! Today is World Gratitude Day and we want to thank TEACHERS for all of their amazing hard work! We see your dedica...
09/21/2021

Danke! Today is World Gratitude Day and we want to thank TEACHERS for all of their amazing hard work! We see your dedication as you support your students, colleagues, and communities despite the many challenges this new school year presents. Your efforts a appreciated and so needed right now. Thank you!

#ThankYouTeachers #sschat #socialstudies #STEM #STEMed #STEMEducation

Danke! Today is World Gratitude Day and we want to thank TEACHERS for all of their amazing hard work! We see your dedication as you support your students, colleagues, and communities despite the many challenges this new school year presents. Your efforts a appreciated and so needed right now. Thank you!

#ThankYouTeachers #sschat #socialstudies #STEM #STEMed #STEMEducation

With 83 million inhabitants, Germany is the largest democracy in the EU. On Sunday, 9/26, the country will hold a parlia...
09/19/2021
How Voting Works in Germany

With 83 million inhabitants, Germany is the largest democracy in the EU. On Sunday, 9/26, the country will hold a parliamentary election to determine a new Bundestag, and more consequentially, a new chancellor to take the reins from Angela Merkel. Check out our latest animation on voting in Germany to find out more!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJoem1JNJ2A

Bertelsmann Foundation Wunderbar Together

#bundestagswahlen2021 #sschat #socialstudies #WunderbarTogether

With 83 million inhabitants, Germany is the largest democracy in the European Union. Every four years, Germans participate in a parliamentary election to det...

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The Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) uses Modern Germany as a basis of comparison and contrast to internationalize Social Studies curriculum as well as to provide international exposure to Social Studies educators in the United States and Canada.

In order to achieve these goals, the Three Pillars of TOP must work in concert:

1. Teaching Materials. TOP currently produces four textbooks for the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. These textbooks are authored by American Social Studies professionals and edited by TOP staff. In addition, TOP produces wall maps, videos, and a series of online games.
2. Workshops. TOP sponsors hundreds of in-service training workshops every year by providing its educational materials free-of-charge to workshop leaders.
3. Study Tours. TOP sends Social Studies educators to Germany every summer on all-expenses-paid study tours, exposing them to the government and education systems, large and small businesses, and various examples of culture. Upon completion of the study tour, educators return to the United States to write a unit of learning as well as conduct in-service training workshops.

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#tbt for the TOP Group in 2010-Feel free to tag those your know-
Thank you for making an informed and difficult decision. It speaks to the care you show to the teachers you work with and your colleagues in Germany. I learned a German expression that I think might apply here: "Aufgeschoben ist nicht aufgehoben."
Are there any math teachers that have gone on this trip that I could message with a few questions? :)
AMPELMANN Berlin "Ampelmann History Walk"
We saw these all over Germany during our study tour
An interesting lesson about the migration crisis and its impact on Germany. I found this at the website for the Smithsonian's Museum of the American Indian.
Love google doodle today: Bauhaus anniversary!
Is this only for Social studies and STEM teachers?
Congratulations! Well done!
Utah (home to the Berlin Airlift Candy Bomber), Cedar Ridge Elementary, and Germany are #WunderbarTogether
New Mexico , USA “Navajo Prep Eagles Soaring High with Germany”