CLTA’s 28th Annual Summer Seminar for Language Educators will once again be held at UC Santa Barbara this summer, July 14th-19th, 2017.
At this summer seminar, there will be several language-specific strands available to choose from. In particular, there will be a Japanese strand led by Mr. Yo Azama (ACTFL 2012 National Teacher of the Year, 2013 Outstanding Teacher of America, 2015 Helgin Heinz Teacher Award Recipient) and Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott (2014 Hal Wingard Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and Director of the Monterey Bay World Language Project). This year’s Japanese strand’s theme is “Using Core Practices to Build Global Competence in Japanese.”
Description from CLTA’s website:This strand will explore research-based Core Practices and develop instructional strategies appropriate for integration into lesson planning and delivery in the Japanese language and culture classroom. Participants will also acquire effective strategies that promote linguistic and cultural competency in Japanese and engage and motivate 21st century learners. Activities that elicit critical thinking and problem solving skills will be examined. Effective technology tools that promote and enhance communicative and global competence will be integrated throughout the program. This strand will be conducted mainly in Japanese.
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