2017 Niigata Prefecture Skill Development Conference

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The purpose of this conference is to bring ALTs and JTEs together to share experiences in working on the JET program, to discuss team-teaching and other related matters in order to find ways to enhance foreign language education, and to further develop the JET program in Niigata Prefecture.

Below are the workshops held in the 2017 Skill development conference.





2017 Niigata Prefecture Skill Development Conference Booklet  PDF

Workshop Title Presenters Powerpoint download

Traveling Efficiently & Effectively



Nicki Gentile

Nick Benson


Making English Real: An ESL Techniques Toolkit


Sean Callahan PDF

Debate for all Students


Matt Klein

Motivating Ourselves to motivate students


Anne Marie Hart PDF

Phonics 101


Chris Linder PDF

No Book, No Directions, too much freedom


Courtenay Nimmo PDF

Working with your JTE: ALT and JTE relationships


Miranda Ferguson
Kellie Crook

Before the textbook: EMS 1st & 4th grade


Richard Thornton  




Challenging your English Ability



Janice Laureano
Rachel Stivers-Bender


Being the center of Attention


Nick Benson PDF

Basic Collaborative Lesson Planning



Bazyl Nettles
Muromoto Hayato


Disaster Preparedness



Brandon Howard

Sean Callahan


Connecting, Immersing, Volunteering


Tathia MomPremier




New Year, New You!


Jess Mancoo PDF

Japanese Cooking Survival Guide


Sam Wolfe PDF

Life After JET



Janice Laureano

Brandon Howard



Useful Methods for Improving your Japanese


Nick Filipkowski

Tiffany Sheen



CLAIR Lecture


Jonathan Allred PDF