JTAT invites you to

JTAT Summer Workshop and Conference 2008

Organized by
Japanese Teachers Association of Texas

Sponsored by
*Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University
       *The Japan-America Society of Houston

and supported by
        *The Office of Consulate-General of Japan at Houston.

Purpose of the JTAT workshop is twofold. The first one is to provide the opportunity for teachers of Japanese in Texas to explore and expand their knowledge and skills necessary for teaching and learning of Japanese Language and culture. The second one is to promote their professionalism in language instructions and beyond. JTAT believes in Education in Japanese Language and Culture. Through Japanese Education, we make our effort and commitment in teaching learners of Japanese in Texas and make contributions to promote the cultural understanding and awareness in people of Japan and the U.S.A.

Date : Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Time : 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Place : Rayzor Hall 205, Rice University(direction, campus map)Houston, Texas
Speaker/Discussant : Dr. Noriko Fujioka-Ito, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Topic : "Autonomous Learning : What is learner autonomy in connection to different learning styles in
  - how can we  promote students-centered learning styles when promoting language skills
           in Japanese in class ?"

Abstract and details of the workshop are now available

Certificate : Participants of the workshop will receive the Susanne M Glasscock School of Continuing Studies Credit
                   for Teacher Professional Development in Japanese upon request. The cost of Certificate is $10.00 a person..

R.S.V.P: Please contact JTAT Secretary, Yoshie Sweigart(Kumagai) sensei by June 4, 2008 for workshop attendance and
               Certificate request.

            Please note that if you are not a current member of JTAT, there would be charges of $30.00 for registration fee
            and $20.00 for lunch at Rice University Faculty Club. Please pay in full amount by check at the Registration on the
            day of the Workshop or become a member prior to the workshop and take advantage of attending the workshop
            with minimum charges described below. For application to JTAT memberships, please visit our website
            and click Membership and Renewal.

Schedule :

9:00 -  9:15   Registration ( Coffee and Muffin )
9:15 -11:15   Conference and lecturer by Dr. Hujioka on "Autonomous Learning "
11:30 -1:30   Lunch at Cohen House, Faculty Club at Rice $5.00
                     懇談会 or a panel discussion with Mr. Katayama and Mr. Murase(Consulate-General of Japan at Houston) 
                     on " Japanese Education : Today and Future" and "The 20th Texas Japanese Speech Contest"
1:30 - 4:30    Hands-on Workshop on " Autonomous Learning "continues
6:00 -            Dinner with Dr. Fujioka at "Ginza Japanese Restaurant" 5868 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77057 (713) 785-0332 - $5.00  

JTAT Summer Workshop
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Acknowledgement :JTAT would like to express its sincere appreciation to Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University and
the Japan -America Society of Houston for their generous donations to 2008 JTAT Summer Workshop and Conference.
JTAT would also like to thank the Office of Consulate-General of Japan at Houston.for their continued support of the JTAT events.
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