Thanks everyone for coming. Some people were having trouble downloading the poster from the conference app, so I’ve posted it here too.
I just got the official word: I will be a featured speaker at the Japan Association for Language Teaching’s 41st Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition in Shizuoka. I will be giving a workshop called Harnessing the power of visual design and a lecture titled Towards systematic materials design with ADDIE. I’m really excited, especially that the conference will be at Granship in Shizuoka. The first JALT conference that I attended was held there in 2003. It’s a real milestone for my career. Twelve years ago I attended JALT as a participant, this year I will be a featured speaker. What a difference 12 years makes! I’m also really excited about the conference theme of “focus on the learner” as that is a big part of who I am as a teacher.
Thanks everyone for coming out! I enjoyed talking with everyone. Keep making supplements!
Thanks again to the Materials Writers Special Interest Group (MW SIG) for inviting me to step in and give a last minute presentation. It was a very interesting and stimulating conversation.
John and I want to once again thank everyone that came out to listen to us speak. We don’t pretend to have all of the answers, and we would never presume that what we do in our context would be appropriate for anyone else, but we both feel that there is value in the conversation.
You can find the references for the presentation HERE.