Matt Shannon featuring Brad Semans: The Five Senses Workshop- An Experiential, Learner-Led Event
Important Note: This event will utilize a kitchen facility to enable its labs. Please RSVP to ensure that your space at the sinks, tables, and fretboards is accounted for. Brad has arranged for a ¥6000 package for those who wish to purchase and use their own ukulele during the workshop. Please contact us before March 10th to take advantage of this opportunity.
Get your hands dirty with Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in this curated event: we’ll learn better ways to talk about (and enjoy) chocolate, let our nose start a conversation, outsource our brains with wooden blocks and dice, and learn to play the ukulele. It’s ok, there will be elementary and junior high school students helping you along the way. Oh yeah, we’re going to finish with an ice cream lab, toppings and discussion to follow.
CLIL engagements lend themselves to intrinsic motivation, and it is our goal that you may experience this, rather than “learn about it.” In such environments, you will find your job as an educator to be move away from the teacher and towards an enabler of independently-driven learning.
Matt Shannon is an educator, cultivator, and curriculum developer, based in Saitama, Japan. He has helped place student work at the edge of space, given lectures on why we need to think about the ocean when we’re looking for good ideas, and is a long-time fan of Mr. Wizard. He is president of the Saitama chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching.
Brad Semans develops curricula and trainings for the Saitama City Board of Education. He also owns and operates an English teaching service specializing in content based lessons for the purposes of developing functional bilingualism. His interests include application of theory to the classroom and playing ukulele in lessons.
Hiroya, Haruki, Ayaha, Yu, Ao, Kotaro, and Minato have all studied a variety of subjects through English and are all ukulele enthusiasts.