Each year the California Association of Japanese Language Schools, with a grant from The Japan Foundation, holds workshops and seminars to improve and develop teaching skills for teachers of member schools.
This year, the seminar will be held on Feb. 16 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Southeast Japanese School located in Norwalk.
The overall theme of the seminar is “Classroom Activities to Motivate Students.”
There will be a presentation by teachers from three different levels: High School, Middle School, and Elementary School.
Each presentation will address and present activities and techniques successfully used in each of the three levels to motivate students.
The presenter for the high school level is Rie Tsuboi who will share techniques using pop culture to motivate students. Ms. Tsuboi teaches at San Dieguito High School in San Diego.
The presenter for the middle school level is Freda Yoshioka. Ms. Yoshioka teaches at Campbell Hall in Studio City.
The presenters for elementary school are Aya Taylor and Chie Fujie, who teach at Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School in the Glendale Unified School District. Ms. Taylor is the program specialist of the Glendale FLAG program (Japanese dual immersion). Ms. Fujie teaches third grade.
CAJLS represents 17 Japanese language schools in the Southern California area. Most are Saturday only heritage language schools. The association has been the collective voice of the Japanese language schools since 1964.
Southeast Japanese School and Community Center is located at 14615 Gridley Road, Norwalk, CA 90650.
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