Try IT on Monday 2016 Workshops

Rev up your engines, get 1.21 Gigawatts flowing through your flux capacitor and make sure to hit 88 miles per hour because this year, Try IT on Monday is going Back to the... Basics! On April 23rd, educators will gather at Nishimachi International School to share and learn different ways they can use technology to enhance teaching and learning in their classroom. This year, the focus will be on beginner level workshops, with a few that go beyond for more advanced tech users.

The event is free with a lunch provided by the school. If you are interested, please see our event page for more details and to sign up. To further entice you, here is a list of the workshops with links to their information page (you will be required to create a username on the Ning site if you do not already have one):

Free eBook of Prof. John Hattie Highlights

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Don’t miss your opportunity to work with Prof. John Hattie at the JASCD Spring Conference on March 4th & 5th! Registration is available here.

To be honest… you don’t need to read more than this sentence because the link to the free Prof. John Hattie eBook is right here:

Know Thy Impact: Visible Learning in Theory and Practice - Free Ebook

But if you’d like to know more about the book before you do actually download it, here’s a quick overview:

To date, Professor John Hattie has authored or co-authored 17 books, four of which are about the Visible Learning concept. So which book will best suit your needs? Perhaps it’s his latest book, Visible Learning Into Action, that you are after. Or maybe you want to start at the beginning with the first book, the imaginatively titled Visible Learning, with the somewhat longer subtitle: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Related to Achievement? In this free eBook, excerpts are taken from three of Prof. Hattie’s Visible Learning books, so you get a sample of everything.

By reading this free eBook, you will be introduced to Prof. Hattie’s theories, while also gaining a brief insight into three of the four main Visible Learning books. The Introduction of the eBook itself and also the first chapter from Visible Learning are very informative. With an overview of the methods Prof. Hattie has used and, perhaps more importantly, his own interpretation of the aims and scope of his work, they present a strong foundation upon which the reader can begin to build an understanding of Visible Learning. Download the book and have a look for yourself; there’s something for everyone and hopefully you’ll find passages that ring true for you.

Happy reading everyone, please keep checking back here for the latest news about the Spring Conference and other JASCD events.

Looking forward to seeing many of you in March!

Fall 2015 Visible Learning Event

On Saturday, 19th September, JASCD will host the first of our Visible Learning events leading up to next March’s Spring Conference with Professor John Hattie. (Save the date!!!) Jayne-Ann Young, an International Consultant with Visible Learning, will lead a one day workshop entitled Foundation Day. This workshop is designed to be both an entry point to those new to Visible Learning, and also a timely reminder for those of you who have already begun the Visible Learning process.

The Foundation Day shares with you the results of 25+ years of research into what really works best in education. For so long in education, we seem to have been on the hunt for the next best thing - this research makes us stop and think about the vast amount we already know and take stock about what really does make the difference to student learning.

Visible Learning workshops are always extremely popular, and in the year that we welcome Professor John Hattie to Japan for our Spring Conference, you can be sure that this event will fill up very quickly.

Sign up by clicking here or going to Upcoming Events above.

2015-16 JASCD Membership Open

JASCD Membership registration is now open! 

By becoming a member of JASCD,  you ensure that event registration is available to you at the earliest possible moment so that you don’t miss out on any of our events, which quickly fill to capacity. Members of JASCD can take advantage of member prices at many JASCD events which include our Special Events, TIOMs (Try It On Monday Workshops), and the Annual Spring Conference. Members will also receive newsletters and other notifications to keep them informed about professional development opportunities in Japan. Members also receive discounts for publications from JASCD’s inventory of recommended professional resources.

If you would like to become either an Institutional member or an Individual member of JASCD for the 2015-16 academic year, please follow this link or click the ‘Join Us’ button in the top right-hand corner.

Try IT on Monday Workshops

Try IT on Monday will return again this year with the theme: Gamification. On April 25th, educators will gather at Nishimachi International School to share and learn different ways they can use technology to enhance teaching and learning in their classroom. The workshops are designed to be inspiring and offer quick tips to get up and running so all of the participants can go back to their schools and Try IT on Monday. (See what we did there!)

The event is free with a lunch provided by the school. If you are interested, please see our event page for more details and to sign up. To further entice you, here is a list of the workshops with links to their information page (you will be required to create a username on the Ning site if you do not already have one):