Sendai Chapter

Presentation slide design - Presentation Zen and more

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 30 June 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Marc Helgesen (Host)

Presentation Zen is probably the most important teacher/presenter skill set since PowerPointTM was introduced. You’ll learn to avoid the visual clutter and •bullet •point •overload •that •causes •“Death •by •PowerPoint”.

Location: 
TBA: See our website for full details
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Brain Rules, Jools & Tools

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 26 May 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Kim Horne

Explore songs, chants, picture books, class management tips, and other activities that engage young learners with movement, music, interactive reading, drama and MORE! Delve into the structure and strategies of an actual lesson designed to get students thinking, sharpen their senses and build their self-confidence.

Location: 
Sendai-shi Shimin Katsudo Support Center, Seminar Rm 5, 4F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

Date and Time: 
Monday, 29 April 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Andy Boon

Over 25 years ago, Dinsmore (1985) documented the phenomenon of silence in the Japanese EFL classroom. It can be argued that this problem still persists today. This presentation will introduce the audience to a number of strategies that can help break the silence and get students engaging in meaningful communication.

Location: 
Sendai-shi Shimin Katsudo Support Center, Seminar Rm 5, 4F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

My Share: Getting off on the right foot

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 31 March 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Various Local Members

We all have our own little tricks and activities for starting the year off the way we would like it to continue, these include introductions, games, classroom rule setting, creating goals and lots of other unique and interesting activities we have all developed to start the year on the right foot. This event will give local members a chance to share some of these ideas with our audience.

Location: 
Sendai-shi Shimin Katsudo Support Center, Seminar Rm 5, 4F.
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

JALT2012: Presentation previews from local members

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 30 September 2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
TBA

Local members who are preparing to present at JALT national conference will be given an opportunity to trial their presentations with our friendly local chapter.

Please visit our website for complete event details as they become available:

www.jaltsendai.org

Location: 
TBA: See our website for full details
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Favorite TED Talks

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 26 August 2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Cory Koby- Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen
Speaker: 
Marc Helgesen (Host)
Speaker: 
Harumi Kimura
Speaker: 
Austin Lantz
Speaker: 
Joanne Sato
Speaker: 
Charles Adamson

TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment, & Design) have earned a reputation for enlightening, innovative, inspirational, and sometimes provocative presentations. Many people around the world have some experience with TED Talks- especially because TED has posted a collection of nearly 1300 presentations online for free public viewing and sharing here.

Location: 
TBA
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

English Education for Children at Meysen Academy – What We Have Learned In Our 46 Year History

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 29 July 2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Clifford Moore
Speaker: 
Jeremy Jenkins

This presentation will give educators the opportunity to learn about the 46 year history and experience of Meysen Academy, an educational institution in Sendai that focuses on teaching children English through natural communication and a nurturing environment.

Location: 
Aoba-ku Chuo Shimin Center (Ichibancho)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Sendai Brain Days 2012: ELT and Neuroscience Mini-Conference

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 23 June 2012 - 9:00am - Sunday, 24 June 2012 - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Robert S. Murphy (Kitakyushu University)
Speaker: 
Tim Murphey (Kanda UIS)
Speaker: 
Curtis Kelly (Kansai University)
Speaker: 
Marc Helgesen (Miyagi Gakuin Women's University)

JALT Sendai is very pleased to host this all day mini-conference featuring four amazing speakers who will present on Brain-friendly English Language Teaching. Topics include Neuromyth-busters (Robert S. Murphy; Neuroscience of Lesson Design (Curtis Kelly); Happiness 2.0 (Marc Helgesen); Diversity Peering (Tim Murphey).

Location: 
Sendai Shimin Activity Support Center,Conference Room, 5th Floor
Fee for JALT members: 
2500 yen- Saturday Only; 18,000 yen including onsen accomodation, meals, transportation, and 2-day conference fee
Fee for one-day members: 
3500 yen- Saturday Only; 20,000 yen including onsen accomodation, meals, transportation, and 2-day conference fee

1) English Debate in Japanese High School ; 2) Task-based Learning

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 27 May 2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Cory Koby- Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen
Speaker: 
Daniel Eichhorst- Tohoku University

1) With experience taking teams twice to the All-Japan High School English Debate Tournament, Koby will present on the challenges and rewards of engaging high school students in English debate.

Location: 
Sendai Shimin Activity Support Center, Seminar Room 5, 4F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

My Share: My Best Communication Activity

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 29 April 2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Marc Helgesen
Speaker: 
Ken Schmidt
Speaker: 
Masa Tsuneyasu
Speaker: 
Jim Dochterman
Speaker: 
Maggye Foster
Speaker: 
Mark Neufield
Speaker: 
Jim Smiley

A number of local members will briefly present their favorite oral communication activities. We'll talk about them, try them, and brainstorm on variations. Join us for a great time of sharing ideas, and return home with a set of activities ready for use in your classes.

Location: 
Sendai Shimin Activity Support Center, Seminar Room 5, 4F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

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