26th Benkyoukai (Study Forum) Margaret Dyer "The Key To Building Proficient Language Speakers: K-12 Communication"
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SenseiOnline presents 26th Benkyoukai (Study Forum)
Margaret Dyer "The Key To Building Proficient Language Speakers: K-12
September 24th (Tuesday), 2002 at 4pm PDT
September 24th (Tuesday) 6pm CDT, 7pm EDT, 1pm Hawaii, 11pm GMT, 25th
(Wednesday) 8am Japan, 9am Sydney, if this calculation is correct. To be
sure, please go to
For about 50 minutes
Whos is the invited speaker?
1990 Bachelor of Arts (Rhodes College / Memphis, TN)
1997 Master of Arts (University of Texas / Austin, TX), Japanese Teaching
Experience of English Teacher, Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (1991-
1994, Yamanashi High School, Yamanashi, Japan) and of Japanese Language
Teacher (1996-2000, Washington High School, San Francisco, CA). From 2000
She is a Japanese Curriculum Coordinator in Clarendon Elementary School
(San Francisco, CA).
Now she is coordinating their program, providing in-service training to
Japanese teachers (K-12), working to articulate their Japanese curriculum
in the district K-12, teaching lessons in Japanese, providing workshops
for Japanese teachers in the Bay Area, consulting for Japanese programs
in other states, presenting at state and national conferences for
language teachers (including ACTFL, Stanford and San Francisco State
Short description of the presentation
ACTFL's Performance Guidelines for K-12 Learners clearly shows that our
students should be able to reach the intermediate high/preadvanced level
when they complete a "sustained sequence of Standards-based language
instruction." Inherent in this statement is the necessity for teachers to
communicate between levels and programs. Yet teachers already have so
much on their plates creating their own curriculum and lessons, teaching
students, correcting papers, not to mention the hours of additional
school paperwork. How can we find time to communicate to build an
articulated language program? In the benkyoukai on September 24, I will
share our program model at Clarendon Elementary School Japanese Bilingual
Bicultural Program and describe how the K-12 Japanese teachers of San
Francisco Unified School District make time to communicate, to share and
to create a sequential Japanese program from Kindergarten to 12th grade.
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