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    2014 JALT Hokkaido Conference

    JALT Hokkaido Conference: Elements of good teaching

    後援: 北海道教育委員会、札幌市教育委員会、公益財団法人札幌国際プラザ

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    Schedule at a glance (online) (download Sept. 11 version)

    Time:  10:00 - 17:30 (doors open at 09:00)
    Location: Hokusei-Gakuen University (Sapporo), Building A, 5F & 6F
    Fee:  JALT Members - Free
    Pre-registered Conference guests - 1500 yen (pre-registration opens from September 8th)
    Non-registered Conference guests - 2000 yen
    Students -500 yen
    Details: http://jalthokkaido.org/conference/


    This year’s theme is “Elements of good teaching”. We will have presentations from all over Japan and Hokkaido on teaching children, junior high school students, high school students, college students and students of all ages at conversation schools. There will be something of interest for everyone, please join us for this exciting learning and networking opportunity!

    Keynote Presenter: Eric Kane

    10 Things that Great Teachers Do (Keynote presentation by Eric Kane)

    We've all had great teachers.  Teachers who have inspired and motivated us.  Teachers who made us want to be better students. The good news is that we can all become that teacher for our students!  This practical keynote presentation will look at 10 things that you can do starting Monday to challenge, inspire and motivate your students...and yourself!



    Borderless Publishing - Going Digital (Workshop with Eric Kane)

    The thought of turning ideas into something to be shared with others is a dream many teachers and authors have, yet traditional publishing models are often out of reach for most.  There are other options. Opportunity is everywhere to deliver high-quality, effective materials to those all over the world in near-synchronous time. Learn about how one teacher has utilized these opportunities to partner with online content delivery systems to share learning materials with children and teachers around the world.


    About Eric Kane: A teacher, teacher trainer and author with 20 years of experience, he is the founder and president of ELF Learning, an education company based in Japan which creates music, video and materials for young learners.  ELF's publications include the Think Read Write Series, the Kids Songs Series and the beautifully illustrated picture book, Lily and the Moon.  ELF also has a YouTube Channel for children with over 40 million views.



    Lunch meeting: We will also have our general meeting at lunch time during the conference. Officers will report on activities and we will vote on new officer appointments for the coming year. We are looking for candidates for Membership Chair and Programs Chair. Please contact us for more information regarding these roles if you are interested.

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