SDC

ALT (and JTE) Skill Development Conference (JETプログラム指導力等向上研修)
…formerly known as Mid-year (中間期研修会)

Hosted by the Kumamoto Prefectural Board of Education and the Kumamoto International Affairs Division, the purpose of the SDC is to bring ALTs and JTEs together to share their experiences in working on the JET Programme, to discuss team-teaching and other related matters, to find ways to enhance foreign language education, and to further develop the JET Programme in Kumamoto Prefecture.

Information on previous years’ conferences, including presentation slides and workshop handouts, is below.

2017 Skill Development Conference
November 30-December 1, 2017
Terrsa Hotel, Kumamoto City

Below are the 2017 workshop handbook materials in pdf format.

Click the links below to download the pdf files, or download the whole lot in one pdf.

Workshop Name Presentation Materials Additional Materials
Keynote Speech: Cooperation, Communication and Team Learning in Asian ELT 

Power Point Handout (English)

Power Point Handout (Japanese)

Drama Skills for the EFL Classroom

 Power Point Handout (English)

Power Point Handout (Japanese)

 Helpful Definitions (English)

Helpful Definitions (Japanese)

Party Game Script (English)

Life After JET

Power Point Handout  (English)

 
Phonics

 Power Point Handout  (English)

Power Point Handout  (Japanese)

Preparing for Recitations, Speeches and Skits: Perspectives from JHS and SHS

 Power Point Handout (English)

Power Point Handout (Japanese)

Elementary School ALT-HRT Panel with Group Discussion    

Discussion Questions (English and Japanese)

 Creativity in the Classroom

 Power Point Handout  (English)

Power Point Handout (Japanese)

Preparing for Eiken

Power Point Handout (English)

Getting Involved in the Community

Power Point Handout (English)

SHS ALT-JTE Panel with Group Discussion

Discussion Questions (English)

Independent Japanese Study

Power Point Handout (English)

Japanese Study Survey

Japanese Vocabulary and grammar

Terrance House Transcription and Translation

ES/JHS Games Fair

Game Descriptions (English and Japanese)

Classroom Management While Team Teaching

Power Point Handout (English)

Power Point Handout (Japanese)

Senior High School Lesson Demonstration

 Worksheet (English)

Lesson Plan (English)

Elementary School Lesson Planning

Worksheet

JHS ALT/JTE Panel with Group Discussion

Discussion Questions (English)

Let’s SPEAK English: Building a Speaking-friendly Classroom Environment

 Power Point Handout (English)

Power Point Handout (Japanese)

 Worksheet

Conversation Questions and Answers

 Motivating Students

 Power Point Handout (English)

Power Point Handout (Japanese)

Technology in the Classroom

 Power Point Handout (English)

Power Point Handout (Japanese)

 Discussion Questions (English and Japanese)

 

2016 Skill Development Conference
December 1-2, 2016
Terrsa Hotel, Kumamoto City

Below are the 2016 workshop handbook materials in pdf format.

 

Workshop Name
Presentation Materials
Additional Materials
Keynote Speech: Learn Like a Teacher, Teach Like a Learner

Power Point

Handout

JHS Speaking Tests

Power Point

Model SHS Lesson

Power Point

Drama Techniques in the Classroom

Power Point

Handout 1

Handout 2

Handout 3

Getting Involved in the Community

Power Point

Preparation for Eiken

Power Point

Handout

ES Lesson Planning

Power Point

Handout 1

Handout 2

Linguistics – Why Do People Have Foreign Accents?

Power Point

JHS Discussion Panel   

Handout

 

Student Motivation

Power Point

Handout

Managing Cultural Fatigue

Power Point

Trading Places

Handout

SHS Discussion Panel

Handout

Creativity in the Classroom

Power Point

Handout 1

Handout 2

Independent Japanese Study

Handout

ES Discussion Panel

Handout

Games Fair

Handout

Technology in the Classroom

Handout

Strategies for Introvert-Leaning ALTs

Power Point

Working in Japan After JET

Power Point

Phonics

Power Point

Thriving as a Rural JET

Handout

CLAIR Workshop: Communiケーしよう!

Handout

 

2014 Skill Development Conference
December 4-5, 2014
Terrsa Hotel, Kumamoto City

Many of the 2014 workshop presentation and handbook materials are presented below in pdf format.

Workshop Presentation Materials Handbook Materials
Assessment and Feedback .pdf
Building Good Relationships with Teachers and Students .pdf
Culture Fatigue .pdf .pdf
Effective Elementary School Lesson Planning .pdf .pdf
English Speaking Tests (a Kumamoto City initiative) .pdf (speech test manual) .pdf
Games Fair .pdf
Independent Japanese Study .pdf
JHS ALT-JTE Panel Discussion .pdf
Let’s Play a Game! .pdf
Phonics .pdf
SHS ALT-JTE Panel Discussion .pdf
Strategies for Professional Development .pdf .pdf
Teacher Talk .pdf .pdf
Teaching as a Team: Projects .pdf
Team-Teaching; Skits just got real… .pdf
Technology in the Classroom .pdf
Trading Places .pdf .pdf

2013 Skill Development Conference
December 5-6, 2013
Terrsa Hotel, Kumamoto City

Keynote Lecture: Successfully implementing formative classroom-based speaking assessments
Nathan Ducker, APU Ritsumeikan UniversityPart 1: Formative classrooom testing in Japanese schools
Part 2: What is formative testing and why use it?
Part 3: Develop a formative testing course
Part 4: Formative testing: motivation and feedback

Workshop PowerPoint presentations (pdf format):
Phonics Presented by Ian O’Kidhain and Cody Jones
Improving Teacher Talk by Ranko Matsunaka and Katie Young
Independent Japanese Learning by Jonathon Allred and Max Pensack
Elementary School Teaching by James Pashley
Care and Feeding of the Introvert JET by Emily Taylor and Michelle Holliday
SHS Teaching by Sara Brown and Seiki Ishizaka

 

2012 Skill Development Conference

Workshop Materials
Bringing the World to the Classroom – handout materials
Care and Feeding of the Introvert JET – presentation slides
Creative Strategies – Thinking Outside of the Book – presentation outline
Curriculum Building and Project-Based Planning – handout materials
Discussion on Work-related issues – handout materials
English and Japanese Linguistics – handout materials
English Grammar in the Japanese Classroom – handout materialspresentation slidesmastermind sheethelp sheet 1help sheet 2
Lesson Plan Swap – presentation slides
Let’s Play a Game – handout materials
Teaching Eikaiwa – handout materials
Teaching English in Elementary School – handout materials
Teaching Special Needs – worksheetpresentation slideslessons
Spicing Up your JHS Classes!  It’s Muy-Caliente! – handout materialspresentation slides
Student Motivation and Classroom Management – presentation slides
Teaching Junior High School – handout materials
TEFL Techniques – handout materials

 

2011 Skill Development Conference

General Summary
A report in PDF form based on the surveys filled out at the end of the conference. Graphs illustrating how useful participants felt each workshop was, collection of JET and JTE responses to the keynote address, PA responses to common trends/comments, general feedback from JETs and JTEs, and a list of workshop suggestions for next year.

Schedule & Materials
The entire Schedule & Materials booklet in PDF form. Conference details, workshop information, workshop schedule, workshop descriptions, keynote address notes, workshop handouts and slides, and more.

Lesson Plan Book
The entire Lesson Plan Book in PDF form. Ideas for elementary, junior high, and senior high English lessons made for and by Kumamoto ALTs. Examples and ideas for English outside the classroom.

Other materials:
Introduction to the Japanese Education System, slides
by Jason Shon

Materials from 2008-2010 can be found on the archived KumamotoJET website.