College of Arts and Sciences

Germanic Studies

German Instructor Summer Program (GISP)

Sunday, 25 June – Friday, 30 June 2017

If you are a high school, German instructor looking for a supportive cohort and an opportunity for substantial professional development about current pedagogical approaches with German themes and materials, please join us this summer on the Bloomington campus for our inaugural program. 

In an effort to provide quality programs for German language instructors searching for accreditation and promotion, the Germanic Studies Department is piloting this new experience.   Based on its success, we hope to offer GISP in the summers to come.  Additionally, an optional, three-credit Master’s level, German content course is available to GISP participants for an extra tuition fee.

Gain experience required by the new expectations* for eligible instructors of concurrent enrollment courses
Learn about new approaches to engage your students in the classroom
Explore current materials used in German language instruction courses
Discover new ways to encourage your students to use their skills in the world outside of the classroom
Develop long-lasting and meaningful professional connections within a like-minded cohort

* Higher Learning Commission requires an instructor to have a Master’s in the discipline, or a Master’s degree in another field with 18 graduate hours in the discipline.


Cost & Registration

GISP: $100   
Deadline on 1 June
and limited to 20 participants – Pilot summer includes: five-night stay in Willkie Residence Hall, most meals, parking, and materials

Optional Graduate Course: $1247.57 (approximate)    
GER-G605 SPECIAL TOPICS TEACHING GERMAN – Those enrolled in the course will be required to work on a project/lesson plan to be submitted during the fall semester.


Program Schedule

Coming soon

After check-in on Sunday, 25 June between 1:00-1:30pm at the Willkie Residence Hall, participants will begin a five-day, interactive program that will include presentations in English and German by trained faculty, guided workshops on specific topics, exploration of methods and media, and cohort-building sessions and meals.  After the conclusion of the program at noon on Friday, 30 June, participants will return home with new materials, gained knowledge, and a certificate of completion recognizing the 38 professional development hours attained.


Troy Byler
Global and International Studies Building                             
355 North Jordan Avenue #3113                               
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-1105
Office: 812-855-0679 / 812-855-1553

Germanic Studies
Global and International Studies Building 3103
355 North Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105
Phone: 812-855-1553
Fax: 812-855-8927