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Part 2 2:00-2:30 Talk by Ms. Tabata
Part 3 2:45-3:15 Panel Discussion
"Why learn Japanese?" --- Current trend in job market and advocacy for Japanese language programs "Why learn Japanese?" Given the recent threat of program cuts in the DC/VA/MD region, it has become increasingly more important for us to clearly communicate the answers to this question to students, family members, and school administrators on all levels. Typically, many students choose to learn Japanese because of their interest in Japanese pop-culture. But how will they connect their Japanese language skills to their future careers? What are the unique opportunities for those who have studied Japanese? As educators, how can we be better informed of the needs in job market? In this special session hosted by MAATJ, a panel of speakers from a recruiting firm and from higher education will share their expertise, followed by a discussion with the audience. We hope it will be an opportunity for individual instructors to reflect on their approaches to advocacy for Japanese language programs.
This program is designed to provide financial assistance for non-profit organizations in the US and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local ...
FULL-DAY WORKSHOPS Thursday, 11/16/17 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
W09 Advanced Placement (AP) Japanese Language and Culture For new and experienced AP teachers as well as Japanese language educators interested in learning about instructional design and assessment for equivalent college courses, this workshop will provide concrete strategies for designing and implementing an effective AP Japanese curriculum. Participants will learn how to develop activities and assessments that present language in cultural context, build students’ proficiencies in the three communicative modes and integrate authentic materials into instruction. Additionally, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the AP exam structure and learn strategies to prepare students for the exam. Participants will learn how to prepare for the AP Course Audit. Each participant will receive a copy of the AP Workshop Handbook. Most of this workshop will be conducted in the target language. Workshop limited to 35 participants. Presenter: Motoko Tabuse, Eastern Michigan University
HALF-DAY WORKSHOPS Thursday, 11/16/17 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
W23 Creating Formative and Summative Assessments to Guide Language Learning I taught it, but how do I know students learned it? Learning is demonstrated when learners “can do” something with and through the target language that they couldn’t do – or do as well – before the learning episode. The end of a unit or course is too late to find out if learners really can meet the expectations for language performance. Formative assessments provide those learning checks to inform the instructor about what to do next – if the learning has or has not occurred. Examine and analyze a variety of formats for checking learning with formative assessments in which learners show their ability to apply the specific vocabulary, structures, or functions learned. Learn to design instruction to connect the formative assessments so they lead up to the summative assessments for a unit or course. Participants apply these strategies to one of their units of instruction, transforming the summative assessments and then designing backwards to craft effective formative assessments throughout the unit for each mode of communication. Presenter: Yo Azama, North Salinas High School (CA)
2 月 2019