Sendai Chapter

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

1. Issues in the Design of Extensive Readers for the iPhone; 2. Building a Course in Extensive Reading for Non-English Majors

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 25 March 2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
1. Russell Willis- Eigotown.com , ELTbooks.com
Speaker: 
2. Ken Schmidt- Tohoku Fukushi University

1. How should extensive reading (and listening) be implemented on the iPhone? What opportunities present themselves and what difficulties arise?

Location: 
Sendai Shimin Kaikan, Room 2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Grammar Insights: From Swan to Thornbury to You

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 26 February 2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Matt Wilson

Michael Swan and Scott Thornbury's ideas concerning the development of grammar and its roles in the classroom will keep everyone interested for the first part of the workshop, as we will look at their ideas through their videos, presentations, and books.

Location: 
Sendai Shimin Activity Support Center
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Materials writers’ miscellany: Authentic materials. (Co-sponsored with the Materials Writers JALT Special Interest Group)

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 29 January 2012 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Cameron Romney

Authentic materials such as newspapers and videos are protected by copyright. If teachers use them in the classroom are they violating the copyright? How can teachers legally use them? The first presentation will look at the copyright laws in Japan as they pertain to teachers, students and classrooms.

Location: 
Sendai Shimin Kaikan, Room 4
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Reports from JALT 2011 National Conference and Bonenkai

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 17 December 2011 - 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Local members going to the JALT National Conference in November

Local members going to the JALT National Conference in November will share highlights from the best sessions they attended. Join us for a good time of ideas and discussion followed by drinks, fellowship, food, and fun at our annual bonenkai (location TBA). Check back later for more details.

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

More Learning with Less Teaching

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 27 November 2011 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Charles Adamson

What is a teacher’s most effective role in the classroom? Although the answer is complicated and many faceted, this presentation will address the question by describing various classes in which the teacher did not ‘teach’ in the traditional sense and then evaluating the outcomes, compared to control classes where possible.

Location: 
Shimi-sapo 4f, Rm 5
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free

Tohoku EXPO

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 30 October 2011 - 9:30am - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
Many Speakers From All Over Japan

A full day of ELT demonstrations and workshop, both book related and academic. There will be sessions for of teachers of adults, children and teens as well as a first class publishers’ exhibition. This is Tohoku’s biggest ELT event. (Want to present? Contact Ryan Hagglund before 2 Oct: rhagglund@myeigo.com). EXPO info: Sun 30 October. 9:30 – 17:30.

Location: 
Tohoku Fukushu University, Station Campus Bldg 6F
Fee for JALT members: 
500 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

The Future of ELT Reading

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 25 September 2011 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Marcos Benevides

Marcos will summarize and analyze approaches and movements within reading, and suggest possible directions. He’ll consider pedagogical implications, intersections between reading materials design and emergent technologies: e-readers, tablet computers, social media, print-on-demand publishing.

Location: 
Sendai Shimin-Kaikan
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free

10 Intriguing Teaching Techniques

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 28 August 2011 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Ken Schmidt
Speaker: 
Satsuki Kojima
Speaker: 
Soichi Ota

Teacher Doug Lemov observed hundreds of U.S. K-12 classrooms, analyzing outstanding teachers who have helped at-risk students develop into high achievers. He identified 49 techniques contributing to student success that can be employed by any teacher.

Location: 
Shimin Kaikan, Conference Room 2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

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