This presentation was a bit of an eye-opener, as I had prepared remarks and discussion items for teachers well-experienced in learner logs and curriculum goals, but for the most part I believe my audience was more familiar with stamp cards and star stickers. I'm happy with what I said, but I definitely need to package this better the next time around so things are sinking in from the first moment as opposed to near-incredulity.
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Of note: A last-minute opportunity arose when I bumped into a Saitama co-teacher just after lunch, and I offered them a chance to effectively team-teach the presentation - so for accuracy's sake, I'd like Florence Ito-Valderama to receive credit for her work in giving this presentation.
This workshop will inform and prepare attendees for the teacher training, curricula, and expectations necessary to realize student self-assessment in municipal elementary and junior high school ESL contexts. With assessment criteria based on present and future MEXT goals and recently developed “can-do” lists, this workshop is relevant for all public and secondary educators in Japan.