Fukuoka JALT:

(1) Creative homework design ideas to flip your classroom; (2) Going paperless

Date: Saturday, January 18th, 2014 Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Speaker: Robert Cochrane, Kyushu Sangyo University

1. Creative homework design ideas to flip your classroom
Homework can be a valuable tool that serves a variety of purposes: scaffolding, review, preparation, consciousness raising and grammar practice. It is often overlooked by teachers and ignored by students. In this workshop we will discuss some ways to design engaging homework activities using task-based learning and motivational design. By taking the learning out of the classroom, valuable class time can be used for more communicative activities. Topics to be covered are ideas, implementation, tools and feedback. The results of an ongoing study of factors that increase student engagement will also be presented.

2. Going paperless
Dealing with students' homework and providing feedback is an area that keeps many teachers from using homework. We will also discuss how you can take your class paperless and provide important information and support for your students. Please bring your ideas and join the discussion.

Robert Cochrane has been teaching since 1991 at all levels of the Japanese education system. He is currently, teaching and doing research at Kyushu Sangyo University and has started PhD studies with Lancaster University in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning. His interests include CALL, curriculum and material design, language learning strategies, learner development and task based learning.

After-Meeting Social Event
Time: 20: 00 ~ 22: 00
Place: Irish Pub: The Hakata Harp (map
Price: 3500 yen (5 side dishes and all-we-can-drink including Guinness and Kilkenny)
RSVP by Jan. 14th to Yoshie (fukuokajaltsocial@gmail.com). Please include your name and telephone number.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: AcrossFukuoka (Tenjin), Room 502 (map)

Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


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