Hokkaido JALT:

(1) Cultivating Active Readers; (2) From Egg Crate to Omelet: Energizing Teacher Development

Date: Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Speaker: Neil Anderson

1. 2:00-3:00 pm: Using examples from Active Skills for Reading, Second Edition, the author will show how graded steps towards developing reading fluency can be taken from the lowest levels onwards, and will also show how taking an "ACTIVE" approach to reading can increase English language learners' reading comprehension and fluency. Participants will walk away with practical ideas and materials to use in their classrooms.

2. 3:30-5:00 pm: Teachers and classrooms have been compared to an egg crate (Lortie, 1975) where teachers enter the privacy of their classrooms and do not allow others to enter. Each classroom stays in it's compartment of the egg crate and does not come in contact with others. Instead of viewing our work through the lens of an egg crate, let's energize our teaching by considering how we can make an omelet. This session will focus on 13 ways that teachers can make their teaching public and thus improve their teaching.

Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Hokkaido JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: free thanks to Cengage Learning (formerly Thomson Learning) financial support

Venue: Hokusei Gakuen University, Oyachi, Atsubetsu-ku, Sapporo

Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan


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