Niigata Prefecture Skill Development Conference

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The purpose of this conference is to bring ALTs and JTEs together to share experiences gained while working on the JET program ; 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 between  2017 and 2019 Skill development conference.


2019 Niigata Prefecture Skill Development Conference 
Workshop title  Presenters   PowerPoint download
  Paper’n’Things :Arts and Crafts  Jessica  Ing PDF
Negative Feedback Jerome Fernando     PDF
How Can We Communicate? Samantha Wolfe & Chieri Satou PDF
In it to Win it:                                 Your Guide to Speech Contest Sarah Wada & Daniel
Talking the Talk: Studying
William Norton & Melissa
After-School English: Ideas and
Activities for English Club and
Jonathan Morrisey & Tyler
Engage, Study, Activate: A Crash
Course in TEFL
Nicholas Filipkowski 1 PDF
Simple Phonics & Building Word
Recognition for ES (Gr. 3 – 6)
Alice Katindig & Taylor
Life After JET Daniel Taylor-Protopapa PDF
Planning an English Camp from
Ariana Marson PDF
Traveling on a Budget Grant Friedheim PDF
How to Stay Sane and Be Productive
on JET
Jessica Mancoo PDF
First Aid (CPR and AED workshop) Starsha Wright PDF
Warmers & Fillers in the Class: the
Effectiveness of Simplicity and
Eli Pappas & Tyler
Challenging Your English Ability Daniel TaylorProtopapa No file
Movement in a Classroom Setting Grace Lui PDF
Earworm: Using Music in the
Melissa Perez PDF
An ALT’s Survival Guide for Last Minute Valerie Cripe PDF
Into the Garden: The Gardener’s
Disante Johnson PDF
Modern Media and the Classroom:
From Anime to Christmas to Zombies
Angela Moor PDF
Can We? Yes We can! working around the kinks of the new EMS textbooks Penelope Woznicki PDF
Worksheet Magic for Muggles Jenny Stein PDF


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


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