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Saturday
Apr122014

BACK-TO-SCHOOL 2014: Osaka JALT's 5th annual spring mini-conference, April 27 (Sun.) at Otemae U.

 

BACK-TO-SCHOOL 2014: Osaka JALT's 5th annual spring mini-conference, April 27 (Sun.) at Otemae University - Itami campus

Back to School is our annual spring one-day mini-conference which aims to share ideas on a wide range of topics to help everyone start the new school year on a positive note. It's one of our favorite events of the year, including a great dinner party afterwards.

For photos, videos, and schedules from past years' events please see http://bts.osakajalt.org

When: Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Doors open from 9:30 am.)
(Note: We recommend bringing your own lunch since time is limited.)


Where: Otemae University, between Hankyu Inano Station and JR Inadera Station, about 20 min. from Umeda.
Map: http://bts.osakajalt.org/map

Cost: 1000 yen for official JALT members (500 yen for full-time students & senior members);
2000 yen for non-members (1000 yen for full-time students & seniors 65 or older).


Click on Schedule to download pdf version.
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This year's 22 presentations (in alphabetical order):

Sugu Althomsons - Ways to effectively use note-taking apps (especially Evernote)

Gordon Carlson - Snooze-busting games and activites for all ages and levels

Lucas Dickerson - Teaching Pragmatics with Comics

Ann Flanagan - A Shared Learning Partnership in the Classroom

Michael Furmanovsky - Getting to Know You

Sean Gay - Choose two, pick one

Hazel Hashinishi - Ways to keep students engaged and motivated

Michael Herke - International Integration and Task-based Learning

Mary Hillis, Lucas Dickerson, Bilunta Carter, and Jade Ivy - Multiple Perspectives from the Writing Center

Michael Hollenback - Contextualizing EFL Lessons: How to foster relevance and immediacy

Harlan Kellem - Critical Reading for Critical Thinking

David Lees - Use of Digital Flashcards For Vocabulary Practice

Matt Lucas - Self-publishing: Customizing materials for learner needs

Laura Markslag and Robert Sheridan - Publish or Perish: Presenting Papers at English Language Teaching Conferences Home and Abroad

David Ockert - Self-determination theory-based lessons plans that work

Megumi Ohsumi - Why Not Poetry?: Reading Alexander Pope, William Blake, and Robert Frost

Rob Peacock - Cross-Curricular Learning for Teenage Students in Japan

Rob Peacock - Track Your Students' Success with Online Learning

Oliver Rose - Integrating Online Reading and Game Apps for Vocabulary Development

Martin Salinas - Reinforcing Speech Intonation with Music

Martin Salinas - Storytelling with tempo-controlled background music

Ryan Smithers - Writing with Hyphens

 

Please print out and post up the flier below at your schools to help spread the word:


Thursday
Apr112013

Back to School 2013 Schedule

Friday
Apr052013

Back to School 2013 poster

Here's the poster for Back-to-School 2013... please download, print out, and post up at your schools!

Wednesday
Feb202013

Call for Presentations at Back to School mini-conference on Apr.14

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Osaka JALT is proud to announce its annual Back to School 2013 mini-conference at Osaka Gakuin University on April 14, with call for presentations deadline March 14.

Back to School is our annual spring one-day mini-conference which aims to share ideas on a wide range of topics to help everyone start the new school year on a positive note. It's one of our favorite events of the year.

Date and Time:
Sunday, 14 April 2013 - 9:30am - 5:30pm
Speakers:
Yuko Nishiyama, Stephen Dalton, Jason Bartashius, and many more, including a unique workshop by OGU's own innovative I-Chat Lounge.

This year's plenary speaker, Ms. Yuko Nishiyama, will be talking about her experiences since evacuating from Fukushima after the disasters of 3/11/11.

As in the past two years, all proceeds from this event will go to help support Tohoku, this year via the Minna no Te organization. Photos, videos, presentation summaries, and other material from our past Back to School events can be found at http://bts.osakajalt.org/home .

This year's Call for Presentations is open through March 14. Everyone, and particularly students, are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal via this link: http://tinyurl.com/bddh55b

We look forward to what is sure to be a great day at Back to School 2013, so please plan to join us on April 14th at OGU!

Location:
Osaka Gakuin University, Building 13, near Hankyu Shojaku and JR Kishibe stations
Guide to Location:
http://www.osaka-gu.ac.jp/english/campus/frame/index.html

Fee for JALT members:
1000 yen (Free for student members)
Fee for one-day members:
2,000 yen (500 yen for student non-members)

Tuesday
Feb142012

Back to School 2012: Call for Presentations

 

 

Back to School 2012

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS


Please use this form to submit for presenting at Osaka JALT Back to School 2012:
http://bts.osakajalt.org/home/call-for-presentations

DEADLINE: March 21, 9PM

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Check out this 30 sec. video summary of last year's event:
http://animoto.com/play/MokPSMN6xdHUvQv5pBrVvw
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Back to School is one of our annual one-day mini-conferences which aims to share ideas on a wide range of topics to help everyone start the new school year on a positive note. With long and short presentation slots, poster sessions, and plenty of time to socialize, especially at the dinner party afterwards at a nearby restaurant, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Presentations can be in English, Japanese, or any language you like. Teachers and students of all kinds are all very welcome and encouraged to submit proposals for any kind of presentation, including group presentations, workshops, round-table discussions, you name it. Space and time permitting, we'll do our best to fit you in.

Date: Sunday, April 22, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Osaka Gakuin University, Building No. 2
Admission: TBA

Just as we've been doing at all of our events since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami last year, 100% of the proceeds from this event will be going to support relief efforts in Tohoku, so by participating you'll not only be learning, schmoozing, and getting ready for the new school year, you'll also be helping us make a difference for those that can definitely use and will greatly appreciate our assistance. Come help us keep helping those who so greatly need it and appreciate it in Tohoku!

We look forward to seeing you there!