Teacher Education Event on Accessibility and Lifelong Language Learning (online)

Four speakers, 2 from JALT’s Lifelong Language Learning Special Interest Group and 2 from JALT’s Accessibility in Language Learning Special Interest Group, will speak about how to accommodate neurodiverse students through technology and other means, issues related to retirement planning, and continuing lifelong learning into one’s “retirement” years. 

EVENT: Joint Mini Conference of JALT’s Accessibility in Language Learning &
                Lifelong Language Learning Special Interest Groups
WHEN: February 26, 2022 (Saturday),  (10:00~13:20)
WHERE: Online (through Zoom); access the RSVP form HERE.
Anyone interested in lifelong language learning or neurodiversity.


[Times listed according to Japan Standard Time (JST)]

10:00 – 10:05 — Intro and Welcome [Zoom Room open from 9:50]

10:10 – 10:50 — Educators’ Retirement Planning: Pensions and Other Income (Gregory Strong)

10:55 – 11:25 —  Lifelong Learning and Retiring Retirement Stereotypes (Steve McCarty)

11:30 – 12:00 — Meeting the educational needs of neurodiverse and neurotypical students through technology (Alexandra Burke)

12:05 – 12:35 — Meeting Halfway: Supporting learners who have difficulty attending English conversation classes (Michael Y. Yap)

12:40 – 13:20 — Extended Q&A and Free Discussion

There will be plenty of opportunities for interaction with the guest speakers and other participants.

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