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Apr122014

BACK-TO-SCHOOL 2014: Osaka JALT's 5th annual spring mini-conference, April 27 (Sun.) at Otemae U.

 

BACK-TO-SCHOOL 2014: Osaka JALT's 5th annual spring mini-conference, April 27 (Sun.) at Otemae University - Itami campus

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.org

When: Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Doors open from 9:30 am.)
(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.
Map: http://bts.osakajalt.org/map

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).


Click on Schedule to download pdf version.
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This year's 22 presentations (in alphabetical order):

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: Presenting Papers at English Language Teaching Conferences Home and Abroad

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 Teenage Students 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:


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