Share this gorgeous video with your students and inspire them to teach English in Japan!
2. Global 30 Program: Information Sessions (Oct. 16 &17)
There are some recruiters coming to the FCPS College Fair/Night to promote their programs on the 16th and 17th of October. They will talk about their programs at tables individually assigned to each university. There is also a workshop session "Attending College Abroad: Studying in the UK, Canada and Japan" in which a presenter from each country will give you general information.
Another chance to meet them is a "Parents Session" on the 18th. Please share this information with your students, friends or anyone who might be interested. All events are free and no registration is needed.
Highlights of the programs;
-excellent employment rate
-cheaper tuitions (compare to the US)
-smaller class size
-scholarships are available
If you have any further questions, please contact Kyoko Vaughan, Hayfield Secondary School at Kmvaughan@fcps.edu<mailto:Kmvaughan@fcps.edu>
3. 2016 Haiku Contest: Travel (Deadline November 12 @9 am)
The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), in cooperation with the Japan-America Society of Washington DC (JASWDC), invites you to participate in the 2016 Haiku Contest with a haiku following this year’s theme: travel.
Submission rules can be found at: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc/events/haiku-contest2016.html
4. SEATJ 2017 Spring Conference: Call for papers (Deadline November 10)
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 31st Annual Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese (SEATJ) Conference to be held at Middle Tennessee State University on February 4-5, 2017 (Sat & Sun).
Proposals are invited for 20-minute presentations on topics related to Japanese language and teaching (language pedagogy, instructional technology, integrating culture into the classroom, classroom activities, second language acquisition, Japanese linguistics, Japanese literature and film, heritage language learners, K-12 issues in teaching Japanese and other related topics). We welcome submissions from all levels of Japanese teachers. Presentations can be in either English or Japanese.
Please submit your proposal online at: http://www.mtsu.edu/seatj/abstract.php
The deadline for abstract submissions is Thursday, November 10, 2016. We will notify the applicants by November 18, 2016.
6. Johns Hopkins大学ジョンソン先生によるワークショップ (December 10)
12月10日（土）集合 9:30AM ワークショップ 10:00AM – 3:30PM
対 象: 日本語を教えている先生
講 師: Yuki Johnson, Ph.D. (Linguistics), Professor/Director, Center of Language Education, Johns Hopkins University
内 容:「文化の理論とClassroom Teachingへの効果的な導入方法」
集合場所: Johns Hopkins大学ボルチモアキャンパス駐車場のエレベーターで一階へ上がった場所。（集合したら全員で移動します）
駐車場住所：3100 Wymanpark 添付資料参照 （カラーのCampus Map 左上方に黒矢印で示されたGarage Entrance から入り、Parkingの資料に示されたエリアに駐車してください。待ち合わせ場所へ上がるエレベーターに近い場所です）
料金: 無料：受講料、駐車料金およびランチはJohns Hopkins大学でカバーしてくださいます。
高校の先生にはCertificate of Attendance (Equivalence of 0.5 credit)が出ます。希望される方は、あらかじめご連絡ください。
当日連絡先: ローレス 陽子 703-400-2836 (Cell), ジョンソン先生 443-682-1414 (Cell)
RSVP email@example.com ローレス 陽子宛
（１）お名前 （２）学校名または団体名 （３）当日連絡のつくケイタイ番号
7. AATJ 2017 SPRING CONFERENCE
Proposals are being accepted online for paper and panel presentations at AATJ’s 2017 Annual Spring Conference, which will be held in Toronto (Ontario, Canada) on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Details on the conference and on submitting a proposal are online at http://www.aatj.org/conferences-spring. The deadline for submitting proposals is October 31, 2016.
8. 23rd Princeton Japanese Pedagogy Forum (PJPF) (May 13-14, 2017)
The 23rd Princeton Japanese Pedagogy Forum (PJPF) will take place on May 13-14, 2017 at Princeton University. The theme of the Forum is "World Peace, Thoughtfulness, Respect and Language Education: What Can Japanese Language Education Contribute?" Three keynote speakers, Professor Patrick Heinlich (Venezia Ca' Foscari University), Professor Leiko Matsubara Morales (University of São Paulo), and Professor Seiichi Makino (Princeton University) have been invited to give talks on this theme.
The Forum invites papers related to the main theme for both pre-college and college level as well as heritage Japanese language and culture education. In addition, we welcome any paper related to Japanese language education in general, including second language acquisition, linguistics, and technology in language learning and teaching, among others.
Individual papers should be 20 minutes long with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. We will also have one-hour poster sessions. When you submit your proposal, please tell us you preference. For submission, visit http://www.princeton.edu/pjpf/call-for-papers/
The submission deadline is January 15, 2017. Notification of accepted papers will be sent in February 2015. Please note that an abstract and a paper in the Proceedings should be written in the same language as the one used in the presentation. Accepted papers will be published on the website. If you have any questions, please send e-mail to PJPF@princeton.edu .
9. Changes in Fees: the Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) 2016-2017
Teachers who plan to induct students into the Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) during the 2016-2017 school year should be aware of some changes in fees as well as a schedule change for spring 2017. Please check the JNHS website:http://www.aatj.org/jnhs.
1. Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) conference 2016 (Kitamura sensei)
The FLAVA conference took place in Williamsburg, VA on October 6-8, 2016. We had a 2-day schedule with 9 sessions, capped by Hiroko Kataoka sensei’s keynote workshop and discussion section. Approximately 40 teachers from a variety of institutions participated and were inspired by the presenters’ talks. It was wonderful to see how this conference enlivened discussions and fostered interactive exchanges among teachers both during and outside the sessions.
As noted above, this year’s keynote speaker was Kataoka Hiroko sensei from California State University Long Beach. Kataoka sensei gave a lecture entitled “Curriculum Development Using Backward Design.” We learned how to describe concrete objectives and how to conduct assessments of student performance. It was very informative, practical and fun! We all felt that the workshop was too short and are eager to take part in likewise workshops in the near future.
This success could not have happened without the Japan Foundation Education Project Grant, which enabled 5 teachers to join MAATJand participate in the FLAVA conferenece. We would like to express our gratitude to the Japan Foundation.
During the MAATJ business meeting and the luncheon on Saturday, Tsujioka sensei was elected as co-president. She will serve from January 2017. Tsujioka sensei, よろしくお願いします! We hope to see you next year!