Date: Sunday, April 18th, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Jason Moser (Kanto Gakuin University) Rachel Patterson (Berlitz Japan and Kindai University Language Center) Paul McAleese (Nara Institute of Science and Technology) Elisabeth Williams (Doshisha Women's College)
Successful use of online tools and effective classroom activities in academic year 2020 Like the long-running column with the same name in JALT's The Language Teacher magazine, the Nara JALT MyShare event is a popular forum for sharing successful language-learning activities and lesson plans, and a great place to pick up new ideas for the new academic year ahead. The unprecedented situation brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic saw many education institutions being forced to switch from in-class teaching to online teaching (and back again), or even a blend of both. This MyShare event will highlight four educators who will share their successes and reflections when implementing online tools or in-class activities in their teaching practices during academic year 2020.
MyShare 1: The successful implementation of a commercial online proficiency test by Jason Moser (Kanto Gakuin University)
MyShare 2: Using the app Padlet in online classrooms by Rachel Patterson (Berlitz/ Kindai University Language Center)
MyShare 3: Building learner confidence and fluency with mini-poster presentations by Paul McAleese (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
MyShare 4: Activities to address sensitive topics: Discussing sexual harassment and assault in a gender studies class by Elisabeth Williams (Doshisha Women's College)
The event will be held live online on Zoom. JALT members from across Japan and beyond are free to join. Non-members are also welcomed (500 yen participation fee). To receive event link and join the event, both members and non-members must complete the pre-registration form: https://forms.gle/2jsLRHLTHoYCpCCu8.
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Nara JALT)
Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 500 yen
Venue: online; pre-registration form: https://forms.gle/2jsLRHLTHoYCpCCu8
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