What a fabulous year the American Association of Teachers of Italian-Midwest Chapter has had! Our current membership stands at 50 with an increased number of 16 from 2014. Four of these members are from Indiana and Ohio. There are ommittees currently in progress working on an Immersion Day scheduled for February, 2016, in collaboration with College of DuPage and to create a “Why Take Italian?” brochure for parents and students in the middle school.
On November 7, 2014, the AATI-Midwest held its second annual Fall Conference, “Oltre ai Limiti,” with partial sponsorship by Italidea-Midwest. There were 39 colleagues from two states in attendance for a full day of creative and innovative presentations and hands-on activities. A day of collaboration culminated in a “Scambio Idea” in which each attendee walked away with over 40 new ideas to bring back to the classroom. Save the date for our Fall Conference: November 6, 2015!
At the Fall Conference, the AATI-Midwest was pleased to Honor the 2014 Premio Dante recipient Dottoressa Paola Morgavi of Northwestern University for her tireless dedication to the organization, her innovative work using iPads in the classroom, and all of her efforts in sustaining the AP Exam.
February 21, 2015, the AATI-Midwest held its Winter Meeting at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame on Taylor Street in Chicago. We were happy to welcome our new Dirigente Scolastico Dottor Sandro Corso and we look forward to working with him on the promotion of “La Bella Lingua”
The AATI-Midwest looks forward to another fabulous year in 2015-16!
— Lyn Sc0laro