12 enthusiastic Japanese teachers gathered at Waipahu High School (while students were taking SAT…) this morning for our monthly Benkyo-kai. Harada Sensei (Sacred Hearts Academy) shared her experiences from 2014 ACTFL in San Antonio and Smith Sensei showed us how using Kahoot! could bring game-based learning into Japanese classes. Next month's Benkyo-kai is Saturday, February 28, at Washington Intermediate School. Mark your calendar! Details to follow soon.
HATJ's monthly Benkyo-kai is back! Mark your calendar for our first learning & networking opportunity of 2015!
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: Waipahu High School
Room: Q204 (signs will be posted around campus)
Click on the link for direction to Waipahu High School
(Direction from East Honolulu) Just take H1 to exit 8B. Turn left at the first light (Waipio Point Access Rd). The entrance to the school is about 300 yards on the left. Once you go through the gate turn left and follow the road to the parking lot and park. Classroom is Q204. There will be lots of signs up to guide people. If anyone gets really LOST they can call Smith sensei's cell at 428-3741.
1. Report from 2014 ACTFL Convention - There will be some hands-on activities you can learn from Harada Sensei (Sacred Hearts Academy)
2. How to integrate Kahoot (a learning & formative assessment tool for tablets and smart phones) in your classroom. iPads will be available for use during the session. You are welcome to bring your own tablet or smart phone.
3. B.Y.O.T (Bring your own topics)
Invite your colleagues and friends for this learning & networking opportunity!
Teachers are life-long learners. HATJ members meet monthly to learn, share and network!