Welcome to the 2019 Alaska Cross Content Conference at West High School in Anchorage, AK, October 25th and 26th with follow up activities at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Sunday, October 27th.

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Sasha Johnson

Anchorage School District
German Immersion teacher
Rilke Schule German School
I currently teach German language and German immersion social studies to sixth grade students at Rilke Schule German School in the Anchorage School District. I have been teaching for fourteen years, with experience in college and secondary classrooms. At Rilke Schule, I use theater improvisation techniques, textual chunking, and whole-body involvement to help students make language meaningful. Outside of the classroom, I incorporate a blended learning platform online using Canvas for student homework submissions and enrichment. I currently also teach German online at Ocean County College in New Jersey, and face-to-face at Matanuska-Susitna College in Palmer. I am interested in how technology can be used to help facilitate distance-learning in the language classroom as well as blended learning. This past summer, I acted as chaperone for an AATG Summer Study program in Leipzig, Germany, in which I accompanied 14 American students for three weeks as they stayed with host families, visited a German school, and toured sites in Leipzig, Weimar, Dresden and Berlin.