41st Benkyoukai (Study Forum) Michaela Kennedy "Using Technology for Japanese Advocacy"
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SenseiOnline presents 41st Benkyoukai (Study Forum)
Michaela Kennedy "Using Technology for Japanese Advocacy"
February 19-20th, 2004
February 19th (Thursday), 2004 at 6pm EST
February 19th (Thursday) 1pm Hawaii, 3pm PST, 5pm CST, 11pm London/GMT,
February 20th (Friday) 8am Japan, 10am Sydney, noon New Zealand, if
this calculation is correct. To be sure, please go to
For about 50 minutes
Whos is the invited speaker?
Michaela Kennedy teaches Japanese at Middletown Public schools in Rhode
Island. Thanks to a grant from the Japan Foundation four years ago, she
was able to create a feeder program in the middle school that helped to
advertise the course to soon-to-be incoming freshman. She lived and
worked in Tokyo as an ESL teacher and freelance journalist for eight
years. She also lived in Hawaii for five years and worked as an
interpreter and Japanese tour guide.
Short description of the presentation
Internet Technology is the quickest way to reach a wide audience.
Recently, more parents and taxpayers are tapping in to their local
community page to find out what is happening in their schools. This
venue can be used as a tool to advocate curricula. This paper offers an
example of how a Japanese program fights to stay alive -- using IT --
in a public school
What is going to happen?
Kennedy sensei's paper will be available shortly. Please check the
benkyoukai page before the presentation.
So read the paper and go to TAPPED IN . There, you will be able to
discuss this topic with Ms. Kennedy and
others from around the world. TAPPED IN is open to everybody and the
presentation will be done in English.
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