BACK-TO-SCHOOL 2014: Osaka JALT's 5th annual spring mini-conference, April 27 (Sun.) at Otemae U.
Back to School is our annual spring one-day mini-conference which aims to share ideas on a wide range of topics to help everyone start the new school year on a positive note. It's one of our favorite events of the year, including a great dinner party afterwards.
For photos, videos, and schedules from past years' events please see http://bts.osakajalt.orgWhen: Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Note: We recommend bringing your own lunch since time is limited.)
Where: Otemae University, between Hankyu Inano Station and JR Inadera Station, about 20 min. from Umeda.
Cost: 1000 yen for official JALT members (500 yen for full-time students & senior members);
2000 yen for non-members (1000 yen for full-time students & seniors 65 or older).
This year's 22 presentations:
Sugu Althomsons - Ways to effectively use note-taking apps (especially Evernote)
Gordon Carlson - Snooze-busting games and activites for all ages and levels
Lucas Dickerson - Teaching Pragmatics with Comics
Ann Flanagan - A Shared Learning Partnership in the Classroom
Michael Furmanovsky - Getting to Know You
Sean Gay - Choose two, pick one
Hazel Hashinishi - Ways to keep students engaged and motivated
Michael Herke - International Integration and Task-based Learning
Mary Hillis, Lucas Dickerson, Bilunta Carter, and Jade Ivy - Multiple Perspectives from the Writing Center
Michael Hollenback - Contextualizing EFL Lessons: How to foster relevance and immediacy
Harlan Kellem - Critical Reading for Critical Thinking
David Lees - Use of Digital Flashcards For Vocabulary Practice
Matt Lucas - Self-publishing: Customizing materials for learner needs
Laura Markslag and Robert Sheridan - Publish or Perish: A Critical Look at International English Language Teaching Conferences
David Ockert - Self-determination theory-based lessons plans that work
Megumi Ohsumi - Why Not Poetry?: Reading Alexander Pope, William Blake, and Robert Frost
Rob Peacock - Cross-Curricular Learning for the Primary Classroom in Japan
Rob Peacock - Track Your Students' Success with Online Learning
Oliver Rose - Integrating Online Reading and Game Apps for Vocabulary Development
Martin Salinas - Reinforcing Speech Intonation with Music
Martin Salinas - Storytelling with tempo-controlled background music
Ryan Smithers - Writing with Hyphens
Please print out and post up the flier below at your schools to help spread the word: