JLSN Conference 13 November 2018
The conference saw 60+ staff members from schools around Japan and within the Tokyo area, coming together to learn, collaborate and network regarding supporting students with varied abilities.
The day started off with the Keynote speaker, Dr. Gorissen, a Clinical Neuropsychologist who came to Tokyo from France. She spoke about Reading as it relates to the brain and the different types of difficulties students can experience when it comes to Reading.
David Dobryden, an ICT staff from Aoba, spoke about maximizing the opportunity for learners of all abilities to successfully engage with content material using the framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Gayle Olsen, a trained Counselor, spoke about Anxiety and the impact it has on student learning.
The final speaker was Beth Puma from the American School in Japan, who spoke about Co-Teaching and the value of sharing a linguistic pedagogy to support multilingual students in International schools.
The day ended with a school tour for all the participants who wanted to see the classrooms at Aoba. Everyone left the campus feeling grateful for a professional development day spent well-sharing ideas and information!