Shinshu Chapter

Brain mapping and learning

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 28 July 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Dr. H. Motegi
Speaker: 
Dr. K. Ariji

This is a predominantly Japanese language presentation (questions can be taken in English). Hideaki Moteki is a surgeon who specialise in the brain, in particular mapping its responses to neural inputs (language & related stimuli), and the consequences of delayed stimulation e.g. deafness; alternative stimulation e.g. sign language; multiple stimulation e.g. bilingualism. As he is approaching this topic from an empirical, medical point of view, it should provide educators with a powerful insight into how that most precious of organs actually gets fired up.

Location: 
Matsumoto City Tourism Office, 2F, 3-8-13 Ote, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano-ken 390-0874
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Summer Camping Social

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 14 July 2012 - 12:00am - Sunday, 15 July 2012 - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Mark Brierley

Venue Futase Camp site, southern Nagano prefecture.
Search 和知野川二瀬キャンプ場 @35.296423,137.801814 in google maps
Overnight event + BBQ, music & swimming.
Gorgeous gorge with safe, shallow (and deeper) swimming holes; plenty of places for kids to explore/amuse selves Family event, all welcome.

Location: 
Futase Camp Site 二瀬キャンプ場
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Online components, comprehensive solutions - a hands-on workshop

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 30 June 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:20pm
Speaker: 
Robert Habbick

Looking for a way to make your class more interactive with the addition of online components?
Or a comprehensive solution for placing your students with an online placement test?
Whether it be an online workbook, or a full online course, Cambridge University Press has material available now for you.

Location: 
Matsumoto City Tourism Office, 3-8-13 Ote, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano-ken 390-0874
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

The 23rd Suwako Charity Walk

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 3 May 2012 - 8:30am - 2:30pm
Speaker: 
Shinshu University researchers

This is a walk not only for your health but also for your brain! We will walk halfway around Lake Suwa (approx. 8 km) while learning about the local environment from Shinshu University researchers. After lunch at Kamaguchi Suimon in Okaya, a forum starts at 12:00 which includes a short talk and quiz game about the lake’s environment as well as some “fun time”.

Location: 
Starts at 8:30 am at Katakura Fureai Nagisa (on the lake across from Katakura Kaikan) in Suwa, Nagano Prefecture
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free; donations appreciated

Event Report, Shinshu Chapter March 2012

March 27, 2012 by Shinshu Chapter

Speaker: 
Mari Nakamura
Event Date: 
Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mari Nakamura defines her Eikaiwa (English Square, in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Pref) as ‘not a juku’.
Summarised her questionnaire results (of parents of children attending her school) to the question regarding “Attitudes to learning” as ‘quite negative as a whole through high Scholl and Center Examinations, and that students don’t know what to do with the English they have learned’.

Reporter: 
Jim George

Cultural Perspectives and Observations on Learners

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 25 March 2012 - 12:30pm - 4:50pm
Speaker: 
Mari Nakamura
Speaker: 
Atsuko Katanaga
Speaker: 
Akiko Seino

Are we language teachers producing the right kind of pegs, for the holes that they are supposed to go into i.e. academia & industry?

We all have a personal view of how well we are doing wrt our own students, but are we actually seeing the bigger picture? All the theory and flash teaching in the world might sound good, look good, and even be good...

Location: 
Agata-no-Mori 2F (Room 2-6)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Shinshu Chapter January 2012

February 17, 2012 by Shinshu Chapter

Speaker: 
Marcos Benevides
Event Date: 
Sunday, January 29, 2012

Marcos Benevides, author of the award-winning book, Whodunit, spoke about Task-Based Learning and Teaching (TBLT) at Shinshu JALT’s An Afternoon with ABAX. He began by making a distinction between TBLT and tasks. Since essentially anything assigned to a student could be labeled a task, some may think that they are employing task-based learning and teaching.

Reporter: 
Tonya Kneff

Portfolios in the classroom

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 25 February 2012 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: 
John Gunning

Tired of traditional assessment which often does not really test student’s full range of skills, are not authentic in terms of how professionals are assessed in the workplace, and certainly do not increase student autonomy? If so, join John Gunning as he leads a workshop that will encourage educators to implement the use of portfolios in the classroom.

Location: 
Iida City Centre Kominkan
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

ABAX Day at Shinshu JALT

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 29 January 2012 - 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
Marcos Benevides (J.F. Oberlin University)
Speaker: 
Michael Stout (Toyo Gakuen University)
Speaker: 
Alastair Graham-Marr (Tokyo University of Science)
Speaker: 
Hugh Graham-Marr (Meiji University)

Four presenters, four presentations. A look at task-based learning, followed by a look at narrow reading 2.0 as applied in a class, an introduction to the teaching of speaking strategies (the whys and the hows) and a look at teaching listening to low-level learners (what can be actively taught?)

Location: 
Pareo Library, opposite Ueda Station
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen

An examination of how cutting-edge research on brain development is changing the way educators think about language learning

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 11 December 2011 - 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
Curtis Kelly
Speaker: 
Cheryl Kirchhoff

1) The Plastic Brain: Emotion, Cognition and Movement in Learning
We learn because the brain is plastic. Discoveries in regard to dopamine, the reward system and learning might change most of what we do in the classroom.

2) The Brain, the Self and the Successful Learner

Location: 
Nagano Prefectural College (Kentan) 8-49-7 Miwa, Nagano City. Room 60, East Building.
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Advertisements

The Asian Conference on Language Learning - http://acll.iafor.org/
view counter

Theme by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer