Teacher to attend German seminar


April 11, 2014


The following news release is shared on behalf of Rilke Schule German Charter School. Congratulations to Mr. Schlagenhauf!


For more information, contact Principal Dean Ball at 742-7455.


Rilke Schule Teacher Chosen for German Fulbright Commission Seminar


Anchorage, Alaska (April 10, 2014) – Tyler Schlagenhauf, a first grade teacher with Rilke Schule German School of Arts & Sciences, is one of 15 U.S. teachers chosen by The Fulbright Commission in Berlin to attend the "Diversity in German Education" seminar in Tübingen, Germany, in July.


Schlagenhauf, who holds a Master of Education degree in Administration, came to Rilke Schule in 2010 after teaching in rural Alaska. He said, "It's a great honor to be chosen. I look forward to increasing my knowledge of German culture and bringing back professional development ideas to our German and English staff members to enhance our immersion program. It's also a great opportunity to share Rilke Schule accomplishments with others."


The 14-day seminar will cover education topics that are currently being discussed in Germany and Europe, including standards and evaluation, media and technology, teacher training, classroom and school management, as well as immigration and integration issues. The importance of German-American relations in education, the economy and politics will also be addressed.


Rilke Schule German School of Arts & Sciences is a kindergarten through 8th grade German language immersion charter school in the Anchorage School District. The German Government has recognized Rilke Schule as a "German Immersion School Abroad" and provides some annual support to the school. It is a 5-star rated school, per the Alaska State Performance Index, which is the highest rating possible. Rilke Schule, which opened in the fall of 2007, currently serves more than 400 students.

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