We're inviting our members and their friends to participate in a MyShare online event Wednesday, February 17th, from 8:00PM until 9:30 or a little later, via Zoom teleconference.
Please use the following Zoom link to join the event:
Meeting ID: 984 3363 0766
MyShares are 15-minute, short-style presentations, which make them perfect for new presenters as well as experienced presenters that want to introduce a topic as a set up for a longer presentation in the future. We allot time based on first-come, first-serve, and it is entirely possible to choose to share something on the day of the event.
For this upcoming event, we have a simple theme: "What works?"
This is our first member-focused online event, and our first even in ages, so we're happy to work with you to develop your 10-15 minutes to make them the best they can be, while also welcoming the informal discussion that comes with online video discussion.
Some topics for the discussion session may include:
What advice would you give yourself a year ago?
What resources are you using that should be shared?
What was the biggest headache that you solved?
...and what's the biggest headache you haven't solved yet?
Featured Presenter: Miori Shimada
An effective Breakout Room activity for Engineering
The presenter briefly describes some issues that arose in university EFL classrooms due to the shift to online education. Considering these issues, the presenter designed the task-based Breakout Room sessions using the original worksheets for her engineering students' classes. The worksheets and the activity procedures will be explained to the audience. The feedback from the students who joined her Breakout Room sessions will also be shared.
Following the event, we will have a brief State of the Chapter Meeting. As your chief executive officer, I am taking responsibility for the lack of programing and communication over the last year. I'd like you to know how hard the individual officers of our organization have been working as academics, professionals, and family members over these months. It is the very same people who raise their hands to solve problems at schools and in their communities as the people who said "I want to make Saitama JALT better." It is the case that ultimately I couldn't provide the time and clarity that I believe we needed in the last year, and I will now do what I can to immediately re-position Saitama JALT as an advocate of its members, and help identify the leadership it needs for the coming years. It's been an honor to serve in the position for the second time (the first being when I helped us transition from Omiya to Saitama chapter), and I wish to see it receive the attention and care it deserves.
Saitama JALT is seeking new voices and leadership as it seeks to adapt to the current demands of Remote and Hybrid Teaching and Teacher Advocacy. Please consider how your needs as a language teacher can be met by the chapter and its resources.
Please use the following link below for presentation submissions. "February 17th" should be entered as the preferred date and "MyShare" as the presentation format.
How to Leverage Digital Pedagogy for Successful Online Classes
This is the Zoom Link.