JALT Junior is a parallel conference within the national JALT conference that focuses on issues and topics related to teaching children. Moreover, JALT Junior is seeking to promote the connection in all levels of language instruction from pre-school to senior high school. For the second consecutive year, the JALT Teaching Children and Junior and Senior High School Special Interest Groups are sponsoring this conference. We hope that you will benefit from the close proximity of these two groups. Most importantly, JALT Junior is open to teachers of ALL age groups! That is, everyone registered for JALT2010 is welcome to attend any JALT Junior presentation, to network, and to exchange ideas. At the same time, those who have only registered for JALT Junior may still attend all of the plenary sessions of the national JALT conference.
This 2-day event is filled with demonstrations, discussions, forums, and workshops by professionals skilled in child education or junior/senior high school education, including publisher-sponsored sessions featuring well-known authors and presenters. Other not-to-be-missed sessions include the Teaching Children Swap Meet, the JSHS SIG Forum, and a Q & A discussion with JALT Junior plenary speaker, Marianne Nikolov, who is coming from Hungary to share her expertise! The plenary and Q & A will both be held in Room 902. Japanese teachers of children are especially welcome at JALT Junior as many presentations are bilingual. JALT Junior presentations will take place on the 11th Floor of WINC.