Sendai Chapter

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

TPR Storytelling and Classical Total Physical Response (TPR) Techniques for Japanese Adults and Younger Learners.

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 24 July 2011 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Dominic Jones

TPR Storytelling and Classical Total Physical Response (TPR) Techniques for Japanese Adults and Younger Learners. In this workshop, Dominic Jones will show practical ways of using Classical Total Physical Response (TPR) and TPR Storytelling successfully with Japanese adult language learners and younger learners.

Location: 
Shimin Kaikan, Conf. Rm. 4
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Can’t Win for Losing: Teaching Optimism and Self-motivation to Language Learners

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 26 June 2011 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Mark Neufeld, Assistant Professor, Sakura no Seibo Junior College

Motivation is usually thought of as a willingness or enthusiasm to do something. However, it might be more useful to look at it in terms of a person’s perception of their ability to do something. Looking at it in this context, how of much what takes place in your classes actually motivates your students to learn? In this presentation we will look at ways to create a classroom environment that fosters “learned optimism” in students who may be more inclined to seeing themselves as failures than successes at learning English. As always, the event will be followed by an optional fun-filled evening of dinner, drinks, and laughs. For further information, please check out our website: http://jaltsendai.terapad.com/

Location: 
TBA: See our website for full details
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen. Students and First-time Visitors 500 yen

Instructional Conversations: Looking at Teacher/ Student Collaboration in the Classroom.

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 26 June 2011 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Joanne Sato, Sakura no Seibo Junior College

This event listing is just a preview of the scheduled seminar. Complete event description will be posted here in the coming weeks. Please check our website for further details. http://jaltsendai.terapad.com/

Location: 
TBA: See our website for full details
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen. Students and First-time Visitors 500 yen

Intercultural Communication

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 29 May 2011 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Kikue Yamamoto, Miyagi Gakuin University

Exploring the complex world of intercultural communication. Complete event description will be posted in the coming weeks. This is just a preview of the event topic so you can plan your schedule and be sure to make it out for this very interesting seminar. Check out our website for further information. http://jaltsendai.terapad.com/

Location: 
TBA: See our website for full details
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen. Students and First-time Visitors 500 yen

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