Teacher Training

Aspects of American Culture 2016

Event Information

  • Friday, March 18, 2016 - Saturday, March 19, 2016
  • Turmschanzenstraße 25
  • 39114 Magdeburg

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Aspects of American Culture 2016

Organized by:
U.S. Embassy Berlin
Muhlenberg Center for American Studies (MCAS)
Thüringer Institut für Lehrerfortbildung, Lehrplanentwicklung und Medien (Thillm)
Landesinstitut für Schulqualität und Lehrerbildung Sachsen-­Anhalt (LISA)

Sponsored by:

 usembassy_web  ucconsulate_web  MBC_web


Friday, March 18 10:00

Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Helga Hämmerling, Thillm Bad Berka
Ines Klausch, LISA Halle
Christin Reimann, MCAS Halle
Jeremy Fowler, U.S. Embassy Berlin

10:30 – 11:15

“Going Green – Education for Sustainability, Teach About US and Elections 2016: An Update and Preview”

Jeremy Fowler (U.S. Embassy Berlin)

11:15 – 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 – 12:30

“Recent Developments in American Literature”

Katja Kanzler and Gesine Wegner (Dresden)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:00

Workshop I: “Action Strategies for Readers and Writers”

Jeffrey Wilhelm (Fulbright fellow at Universität des Saarlandes)

15:15 – 16:00

Conversation sessions (small groups with lecturers)

David R. Ewens (Halle) – American Poetry
Michelle Sudbrock (Wittenberg)
Liam Bretag (Magdeburg)

16:30 – 18:00

Guided tour of Magdeburg

19:00 Dinner
Saturday, March 19 09:15 – 10:00


Michelle Sudbrock (Wittenberg)

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 12:00

Workshop II: “Hip Hop Culture”

“Sir” Reginald Anthony (Freiburg)

12:00 – 12:30

Final feedback


12:30 Lunch, departures



Ministerium für Arbeit und Soziales des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt

The teacher training will take place in Magdeburg. The exact venue is the following:

Ministerium für Arbeit und Soziales des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt
Turmschanzenstraße 25
39114 Magdeburg
Tel.: +49 391/ 56701
e-mail: poststelle@ms.sachsen-anhalt.de
website: http://www.ms.sachsen-anhalt.de



InterCity Hotel Magdeburg

We’ve booked a room for you for Friday night at InterCity Hotel Magdeburg. The exact address is the following:

InterCity Hotel Magdeburg
Bahnhofstraße 69
39104 Magdeburg
Tel.: +49 391/ 5962-0
e-mail: magdeburg@intercityhotel.de



The following directions may help you to find the venue.

By car

Take the highway A2 and use the exit “Magdeburg-Zentrum“. Leave the ring road (B71) at the exit “Albert-Vater-Straße“. Turn left at the traffic lights and follow “Walter-Rathenau-Straße“ up to the rotary “Universitätsplatz“. There you take the exit “Burg/Dessau” (B1), cross two bridges over the river Elbe and turn right after the second bridge into “Turmschanzenstraße“. After 700 meters, you will find the ministry on the left.

By train

Take a train to Magdeburg main station, which you leave via the main entrance to find the tram stop “City Carré/Hauptbahnhof“ left to the shopping center City Carré by passing the cinema “CinemaXx“. There, change for tram 4 (direction: Cracau). Exit at the stop “Zollhaus“, walk over “Anna-Ebert“-bridge and turn left into “Turmschanzenstraße”. After 400 meters, you will find the ministry to your right. (see map below).


Take the tram 6 (direction “Herrenkrug“). Exit at “Heumarkt“ and walk 50 meters back in the direction of the Old Elbe. Then turn right into “Turmschanzenstraße“. After 400 meters, you will find the ministry to your right.

For a map of tram lines, see: http://www.mvbnet.de/verkehr/fahrplan/fahrplaene-strassenbahn/.



Christin Reimann

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Adam-Kuckhoff-Straße 35
06108 Halle (Saale)
Tel.       : +49-(0)345-55-23549
E-Mail: christin.reimann@amerikanistik.uni-halle.de