Second SIG Online Get-Together

Second Learner Development SIG Online Get-Together

Sunday, May 24th 2020

Starting 14:30

We hope that are all keeping health and that the start of the new semester is going smoothly. Due to the success of our first online get-together, we are happy to announce that the LD get-together will be holding our second online get-together on Sunday May 24th starting 14:30. We would love to see you there!

In our first meeting, we discussed a range of challenges, ideas, and strategies for virtual classroom teaching, including: methods to orient students to using online technology; ideas to promote learner engagement in the virtual classroom; and strategies for tackling anxiety with online teaching for both students and teachers.

In our second meeting, we will have the chance to share the challenges we have experienced teaching in this new environment and offer each other advice and support. It will also be a great opportunity to share our successes and discuss the new strategies and techniques we have developed for the virtual classroom. We hope that it will be a very productive meeting for all involved!

As this is an online meeting, members for all over Japan are welcome to join, not just the Tokyo area. We also welcome teachers from diverse teaching contexts – including elementary school, junior high school, senior high school, university, distance learning & graduate studies, and language school settings – and teachers teaching languages other than English.

We plan to hold the meeting using the Zoom platform. However, many of you may have heard that Zoom has been having issues with privacy and so-called ‘Zoom-bombing’. Therefore, we are not including the access link to the meeting in this message. If you would like to join the meeting, please send us a message at the following address by Friday the 22nd of May and we will send you the access link to the zoom meeting:

Also follow our Twitter account at: @JALTLDSIG to get up-to-date information and take part in further discussions of the topics we discuss in the meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Ian, James and Ken
2020 Tokyo Get-together Organisers