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June 28 Workshop: Engaging All – Instructional Strategies That Foster Student Success

 

Engaging All – Instructional Strategies That Foster Student Success

 

Friday, 28 June 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Speakers: Laura Markslag, Scott Badiuk, and Robert Sheridan

Doors open at 6:00 pm, workshop starts at 6:30.
Drinks afterwards for those interested at a nearby pub. 

 
To download the handout, click here.

Location: Osaka Municipal Lifelong Learning Center - Umeda (Dai-ni Ekimae Building, 6F, Rm 2 総合生涯学習センター 梅田) Guide to Location: Link to meeting location

 

Educators of the 21st Century are realizing that teaching with the aim of student success involves more than disseminating information to students. Rather, students need to be fully engaged in order to maximize their learning potential.

In this workshop, participants will experience various practical and effective instructional strategies that facilitate students’ engagement in learning activities.

The workshop will begin with energizing community-building activities that assist teachers in focusing student attention. It will then transition into practical instructional strategies that promote student-based learning.

All of the strategies discussed can be implemented immediately in the classroom, and will help foster sustained and substantive student success.

Laura Markslag is currently a lecturer at Osaka Gakuin University. She received her M.S.Ed. (TESOL) from Temple University Japan and has taught students of all ages and abilities in North America, Europe, and Asia over the past 15 years. These experiences have lead to her interests in developing and implementing authentic teaching materials, technology-assisted learning, and cross-cultural communication. A reflective practitioner, Laura empowers her students through autonomy and creativity. Strongly believing in the value of community involvement, Laura has served as an officer of Osaka JALT from 2009 to February 2012, and again from April of this year after returning to Osaka after a year of maternity leave back in her native Canada.

Scott Badiuk is certified by the Ontario College of Teachers in Canada at the Intermediate/Senior Level. He received his B.Ed. from York University, an Honours B.A. and B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. He completed a diploma with honours in Business Management at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, working for an international transportation company in operations management for five years before transitioning his skills into the education sector. Scott is passionate about the field of psychoanalysis and its application to learning engagement and classroom management.

Robert Sheridan is an EFL and business instructor at Otemae University and Kinki University. He received his M.S.Ed. (TESOL) from Temple University Japan, his B.Ed. (Secondary Business Education) from the University of British Columbia and his Honours Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University. With 13 years experience teaching English in Japan at the university, high school and junior high school levels, he is skilled in the design and implementation of classes that address the needs of EFL learners. Robert has served as the program chair of Osaka JALT since September 2012. His research interests include vocabulary acquisition, extensive reading, motivation, and assessment.

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