Skills Development Conference 2021

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The 2021 Skills Development Conference (外国語指導助手の指導力等向上研修) was held on October 22nd. Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 in Japan, the conference was held online this year and JTEs were not in attendance.


Information and materials for presentations were distributed to ALTs two weeks ahead of the conference day. On the 22nd, discussions and presentations took place online through Google Meet and Zoom.

  • Schedule: [1]
  • Scheduled time:
    9:30 AM - 4:30PM
  • Dress: Business Attire


Micro Teaching Demonstrations

  • Elementary School. [2]
  • Junior High School. [3]
  • Senior High School.[4]

ALTs will be divided and attending one of two teaching demonstrations given by a team of one JTE and one ALT. ALTs attending will be asked to analyze and discuss the lessons, after breaking up into four subgroups.

Workshops / Presentations

Spectrum of "Guilt, Honor-Shame, & Fear" Cultures

  • Catherine Johnson.

[Spectrum of "Guilt, Honor-Shame, & Fear" Cultures Powerpoint]

Creating Cross-Curriculum Content for Classes

  • Bryce Fowler.

[Creating Cross-Curriculum Content for Classes Powerpoint]

Professional Skill Marketing

  • Jody Frye.

[Professional Skills Marketing Powerpoint]

TEFL Speedrun

  • Peter Bond.

[TEFL Speedrun Powerpoint]

Integrating Diversity into the Classroom

  • Catherine Johnson.

[Integrating Diversity into the Classroom Powerpoint]

Getting a Little Tech Literate

  • Glenn Timoney.

[Getting a Little Tech Literate Powerpoint:]

Block Meetings

All blocks held individual meetings in their own Google meet rooms to discuss upcoming events and block relevant information to finish the conference.

See Also

Skills Development Conference
Mid-Year Conference 2008 • 2009 • 2010
Skills Development Conference 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2020 2021