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ERWC4: The Last Lecture

Went pretty well

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I attended the Extensive Reading World Congress last week and gave my last presentation on teaching. Over sixty people were kind enough to attend the 2.5 hour workshop, and we had a very productive session.

The workshop was run PDR style, and we were able to cover four of the five topics I had prepared.

You can see the slides here, and the worksheets here. I think the content would be useful for someone thinking about starting or developing an ER program to work through.

Please feel free to post any questions or comments below.

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The Last Lecture (well, workshop)

ER Program Design and Implementation

Extensive Reading World Congress, Toyo Gakuen, Tokyo
Friday August 4th, 15:30-18:00

At the beginning of next month I’ll be doing a pre-conference workshop at the Extensive Reading World Congress in Tokyo. This will be my last presentation on education.

The title is the same as the book I have been thinking about writing for the last few years. The content too. In a way, it’s the summary of the last ten years of my work as a teacher. I hope it comes together the way I would like it to. If it does it should be a pretty comprehensive introduction to all aspects of designing and running an extensive reading program at the institutional level.

It’s a workshop, so we’ll be doing work. I’m going to use the PDR (preparation, discussion, reaction) framework to structure the group discussions and will cover the following areas:

  1. Designing a Program
  2. Selling a Program
  3. Setting up a Program
  4. Running a Program
  5. Leaving a Program

If you come to the conference I hope you will consider spending a couple of hours with us on Friday. I can almost guarantee you will find it useful.

If you have any questions before the event feel free to post them in the comments below.

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kids Language learning presentations

PRESENTATION: Children’s English Education @ Happonmatsu Shimin Centre

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I did a presentation today for parents (mothers) of young children today on the topic of English education for children. The presentation was in Japanese, and I had a lovely group of people who seemed interested and asked good questions.

Here are my slides, cryptic as ever: 160706 Children Learning English

The questions at the end were submitted by participants prior to the event, which was a really nice touch as it gave me a chance to get my answers ready 🙂

Let me know if anything is unclear in the comments below!

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OTWS Omiya Presentation Summary and Slides

Bowing Out on a High Note

OTWS Omiya 2016 presentation

Had a great time presenting at the OTWS Omiya yesterday. Really nice crowd, nice co-presenters, and a great lunch with Kevin C. afterwards.

You can see my slides here: 160306 OTWS reading program for young learners

This was my last currently-scheduled teaching presentation. As I mentioned before, I am going to take a break for a while to concentrate on creating new content and working on online resources. Stay tuned for more announcements soon!

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PRESENTATION: Fukushima Libraries’ Association

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I was invited to speak to the Fukushima Libraries Association yesterday about extensive reading, creating ER sections for libraries, and working with teachers to promote ER.

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The Fukushima University campus is stunning. I would love to work there.

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You can see my slides (in Japanese) here.

160222 Fukushima University Library ER lecture

I had a great time and met some fantastic librarians. Hopefully some of them will become interested in extensive reading!