International Baccalaureate Category 1 & 2 Workshops: Japanese

Application is closed for this workshop. TUJ is creating a waiting list for Japanese A: Language and Literature. If you wish to be on the list, please send your name and school name by e-mail. Please understand TUJ is NOT making a waiting list for Japanese B.

The Category 1 & 2 Workshops had been initially scheduled for March 19-21, 2011 in four different subjects, but were cancelled because of the earthquake and tsunami aftermath. TUJ is happy to announce the rescheduling of the following two subjects with the help of IB Asia Pacific and a workshop leader.

This two and a half day workshops will offer opportunities to IB teachers of Japanese to understand the IB Diploma program and improve their skills and knowledge for program delivery. Both language workshops will cover the new subject guides for August 2011, and will cater for the needs of both Category 1 and Category 2 (for details, please see the description in "Overall Aims and Objectives".)



Workshops Offered
Japanese A: Language and Literature
Japanese B
Date
July 29-31, 2011 (Friday-Sunday / 2.5 days) for Japanese B
August 1-3, 2011 (Monday-Wednesday / 2.5 days) for Japanese A: Language and Literature.
Intended Participants
IB teachers in Japanese who have native level or near-native level Japanese language skills, but the workshops are also open to non-IB teachers who are interested in IB Diploma Programme.
Language of Instruction
Japanese
Venue
Temple University, Japan Campus in Tokyo, Mita Campus (Access)
Rooms to be confirmed.
Fee
53,500 yen
*The fee includes tea/coffee, refreshments and lunch for three days.
Registration
Closed
Contact
Ms. Natsuko Kambayashi (kambayashi@tuj.ac.jp / +81-3-5441-9800)

Overall Aims and Objectives

The workshops are catered for both Category 1 and Category 2. The followings are the excerpts from IB workshop descriptors:

Category 1 Workshops for Subject Teachers

Those workshops are designed to prepare participants teach a specific Diploma Programme subject in a manner that promotes the values encapsulated in the IB mission statement and learner profile. They are appropriate for teachers new to the IB Diploma Programme at established IB world schools and teachers from interested or candidate schools preparing for authorization. All workshops are facilitated by trained workshop leaders experienced in IB Diploma Programme teaching.

During the workshop there will be:

  • an introduction to the Diploma Programme hexagon to provide a context for the learning experience of the Diploma Programme student which illustrates the holistic approach to education provided by the Diploma Programme.
  • a particular focus on the subject specific guide which will give participants a clear understanding of their role and responsibilities as an IB Diploma Programme subject teacher e.g. the aims and objectives of the subject and links with the IB mission statement, course content and assessment model.
  • an introduction to the internal and external assessment requirements and an opportunity to mark sample student work using the appropriate criteria.
  • guidance on developing appropriate assessment tasks and structuring a course that integrates authentic assessment, provides students with the opportunity to develop skills at an appropriate pace and meets the demands of the internal and external assessment criteria.
  • an opportunity to explore appropriate teaching and learning strategies that support the aims and objectives of the course, including the consideration of appropriate texts and materials.
  • an introduction to the purpose of the Extended essay (EE) and role of the supervisor.
  • consideration of the Core and how students’ experiences in Theory of Knowledge (ToK) and Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) can enhance teaching and learning across the Diploma Programme hexagon, so emphasizing the importance of collaboration with other IB Diploma Programme teachers.
  • reference to IB Diploma Programme policies and procedures that the IB Diploma Programme subject teacher needs to be familiar with e.g. School authorization documentation (as appropriate), IB Diploma Programme handbook of procedures, IB Diploma Programme standards and practices, Academic honesty.
  • an introduction to the Online Curriculum Centre (OCC) as a means of accessing IB publications and networking with other IB educators.

At the end of the workshop it is anticipated that participants will be both sufficiently prepared and enthusiastic to begin teaching the IB Diploma Programme subject in which they have been trained.

Category 2 Workshops for Subject Teachers

Those workshops are designed for participants with at least two years' experience teaching the subject as part of the IB Diploma Programme. All workshops are facilitated by trained workshop leaders experienced in IB Diploma Programme teaching.

During the workshop there will be:

  • discussion and analysis of IB Diploma Programme standards and practices in relation to the role of the participant.
  • opportunity to explore and share appropriate strategies to improve student access to the IB Diploma Programme e.g. differentiating the curriculum, multilingual classrooms.
  • opportunity for participants to enhance their understanding of assessment to ensure that teaching and learning activities promote student achievement and address subject specific assessment criteria, both internal and external.
  • opportunity to consider authentic ways in which the IB philosophy, Theory of knowledge (ToK), Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) are manifested in the IB Diploma Programme classroom.
  • review of the role of the Extended essay supervisor and subject specific assessment criteria.
  • reference to IB Diploma Programme policies and procedures that the IB Diploma Programme subject teacher needs to be familiar with.
  • consideration of other opportunities available for experienced IB educators e.g. becoming an IB examiner or workshop leader.
  • information about changes to the IB Diploma Programme.

At the end of the workshop participants will have enhanced their understanding of the IB philosophy to further support successful teaching and learning in the IB Diploma Programme.

Workshop Leader

Ms. Machiko Naito
Machiko has more than 20 years of IB teaching experience in Japanese A1, A2, B and ab initio. Since becoming a workshop leader in 2003, she has led many workshops for Japanese A2, Japanese B, Language B, Language ab initio in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia and Japan. Since 2006, she has been involved in the Group 1 and 2 Curriculum Review to develop new Groups 1 and 2 Guides. She became an IB Japanese examiner in 1991, and in 2007 she was appointed to be the Examiner Responsible for Japanese A2. Machiko currently works at The American School in Japan as a Japanese Curriculum Facilitator.

Schedule (Subject to change):

July 29 / August 1

9:00 - 10:30
Session 1
10:45 - 12:15
Session 2
13:15 - 14:45
Session 3
15:00 - 16:30
Session 4

July 30 / August 2

9:00 - 10:30
Session 5
10:45 - 12:15
Session 6
13:15 - 14:45
Session 7
15:00 - 16:30
Session 8

July 31 / August 3

9:00 - 10:30
Session 9
10:45 - 12:15
Session 10
12:15 - 13:15
Certificate Awarding & Lunch Reception

Accommodation

Sheraton Miyako Hotel

Participants to the workshops can book rooms at Sheraton Miyako Hotel (approx. 20 minutes walk to TUJ Mita Campus) at a substantially discounted rate of 12,000 yen per night (without any meals).

For reservation, please directly contact Sheraton Miyako Hotel. Be sure to mention "Temple University Japan (テンプル大学)" at the time of reservation in order to take advantage of the discount. The hotel is holding some rooms for Temple University Japan until January 21, 2011.

Tell:
+81-3-3447-3111
E-mail:
rm-rez@tokyo.miyakohotels.ne.jp

Nearby Hotels (for reference only)

Entry Visa Information

Detailed information about Visa requirements can be found on the Japanese government Immigration Bureau homepage below.

Application Procedures

Application is closed.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Payment Policy
Payment should be made within 14 days upon receipt of the confirmation e-mail. Unless full payment is received, the participation for the workshop is not considered secured.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation received before 14 days prior to the event start date will receive the full refund.
Cancellation received within 14 days prior to the event start date will be charged the full registration fee.

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