Our Professional Membership
WDA Weltverband Deutscher Auslansschulen
The German Schools Abroad allow education worldwide “made in Germany” – on all continents, in more than 70 countries. Around 21,000 German and 61,000 non-German students are currently attending the German Schools Abroad . More than 8,300 teachers work at the schools. Teachers, educators and leaders in education open up exciting career prospects.
AATG American Association of Teachers of German – since 1926
The American Association of Teachers of German supports the teaching of the German language and German-speaking cultures in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education in the United States. The AATG promotes the study of the German-speaking world in all its linguistic, cultural and ethnic diversity, and endeavors to prepare students as transnational, trans-cultural learners and active, multilingual participants in a globalized world.
ACTFL AMERICAN COUNCIL ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators, students, and administrators.
The German Language School Conference (GLSC)
The German Language School Conference (GLSC) is the national umbrella organization for private German language schools in the United States. Our member schools, which operate mostly on Saturdays, serve children from preschool through high school and adults.
Our organization projects a positive image of the language and culture of the German-speaking countries and provides a forum for pedagogical, administrative, social and other issues. We offer all teachers continuous education and create a setting for sharing pedagogical ideas and professional experiences.
The GLSC enjoys the support of the German government (Bundesverwaltungsamt/Central Agency for Schools Abroad), the German Language Consultants in the US), the Verein für deutsche Kulturbeziehungen im Ausland (VDA), the German Embassy in Washington and its affiliated Consulates, the Literary Society Foundation, and others. It is an associated member of the Weltverband Deutscher Auslandsschulen (WDA) and represents its member schools. F. Undütsch GmbH is an underwriter of the annual Teacher Development Forum.
inspire Charter schools
The mission of Inspire Charter Schools is to provide a high standard of education to students through comprehensive curriculum; supported by energetic, dynamic, and caring teachers. The mission will be accomplished through a virtual curriculum model that emphasizes meeting individual students’ needs for mastering the California Common Core State Standards for their grade level. Our K-8th program currently encompasses the choice between two learning platforms: The award winning K12 curriculum option delivers face-to-face, small group sessions with the teacher as well as project-based learning with rich, challenging, and engaging self-paced content. Inspire’s other K-8th option is CompassLearning Odyssey, which is 100% web-based.
iLEAD Schools are public, tuition-free TK-12 charter schools which focus on the social, emotional, and cognitive development of the whole child, with a special focus on project-based learning, or PBL. Our vision is to use project-based and social-emotional learning concepts to inspire and motivate lifelong learners with the skills they need to lead in the 21st century. Our site-based schools incorporate technology into every component of the curriculum, and we value and encourage development of leadership skills by inspiring confidence and character in each of our unique learners.
California Language Teachers’ Association
Inspiring success, equity, leadership, and advocacy in world language education. CLTA’s mission is to RE IMAGINE world language education through inspired leadership; CREATE AND SUPPORT powerful world language programs and services designed to promote multilingualism, multiculturalism, and global readiness as defining features of trans formative education; and ADVOCATE for policies that move our vision to action.
Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce
The ongoing mission of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce is to promote economic opportunity through business and community leadership and to enhance the social and civic environment of Newport Beach. The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce is a business in existence since 1907 – an organization of over 600 members representing over 20,000 employees. Employees who believe in the importance of creating a sense of community among local businesses. Our members are from every industry, large and small, old and new, from home based business just starting out to very large businesses with thousands of employees.