Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Mabuhay Classroom 4th Anniversary Presentation

As teachers we are judged as a people. Join us as we celebrate our success as teachers! Eric Kane, Kenny King, Deborah Grow, and Marco Brazil presenting for this very special Mabuhay Classroom event. Sponsored by englishbooks.jp and Oxford University Press Japan.

October 5th, (Sunday) 2014
10:00 A.M - 5:00 P.M
4F Room 405, Tsukuba International Congress Center (Epochal)

Link on how to get to the venue:


Monday, August 11, 2014

The ABCs Of Hands-On Teaching

Featuring famous teacher trainers and hands-on teachers -- Kathleen Kampa Vilina (Magic Time), Marco Brazil (IETC/iTDi), Rei Slaton (Kiwi Kids), Chiyuki Yanase (Sunnyfield English), and four (4) hands-on teachers to do My Share.

Date:  Sunday, September 7, 2014
Time:  10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m
Place:  Tsukuba Science Information Center
Workshop Fee:  2,000 yen

Monday, March 11, 2013

Songs, Chants, Movements, Games and Phonics World

What is a teaching theme? The teaching theme or a unit approach provides the content and a framework for organizing learning activities and integrating different areas of the curriculum. Through a broad range of target language, a variety of experiences, and active involvement children are able to develop communicative skills. Teaching themes should be based on children's interests and should be appropriate to their background experiences and developmenta level.
Join this workshop and Marco will teach you how different methods and materials could be adapted for your teaching theme and how you can select the most meaningful activities for your class and write lesson plans for the "theme" or "unit".  Kaj Schwermer (co-author of Phonics World) will share with you effective phonics instruction and activities that you can use in the classroom right away.

When: Sunday, July 7, 2013
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue:  Tsukuba Science Information Center
              Azuma 1-10-1 
              Tsukuba City, Ibaraki-ken          
Fee:  1,000 yen

Seven (7) Great Strategies For Getting Children Use English In The Classroom

Seven (7) Great Strategies for Getting Children Use English in the Classroom, is a workshop of ideas and approaches for teaching children. Throughout the presentation, Marco will remind us of what it is to be a teacher for children -- and help us adapt different teaching styles to accomodate the needs and motivations of young learners. The workshop will offer practical, hands-on advice on useful techniques and approaches in the classroom. All the activities that will be suggested during the workshop can be adapted and used with any level of learners, by any teachers.

When: Sunday, June 9, 2013
Time:  1:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue:  Ashikaga Shimin Plaza
              Asakura-cho 264, Ashikaga-shi
              Tochigi-ken 326-0823
Fee: 2,000 yen

When: Sunday, July 21, 2013
Time: 1:30 am - 4:30 pm
Venue:  2F Heartful Square (East Wing Gifu JR Station)
              Hashimoto 1-10-23
              Gifu-shi, Gifu
Fee: 2,000 yen

When:  Sunday, May 12th, 2013
Time:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  5F Fukufuku Plaza, Room 502
Fee:  2,000 yen

Creative Classroom and A Happy Valley Teaching Expo

Catherine Littlehale Oki, co-author of Happy Valley, will be introducing lots of music, games and other activities. She’ll spend part of the presentation sharing the main features of the three books in the Happy Valley series to illustrate how effective it is with young ones. She will incorporate loads of teaching tips you can put into action immediately. This workshop is a chance to see how singing, dancing and playing contribute to making our classrooms the right environment for children to thrive.

When:  Sunday, April 14th, 2013
Time:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  Tsukuba Science Information Center
               1-10-1 Azuma
              Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken
Fee:  1,000 yen

Friday, December 7, 2012

Music, Chants, Movements, and Games putting it all together in the Creative Classroom

When:   Sunday, January 6th, 2013
Time:    10:00 - 4:00
Venue:  3F Rm. 304, Tsukuba International Convention Congress (Epochal)
Fee:      1,000 yen

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Halloween and Mabuhay Classroom 2nd Anniversary Presentation

Date:  Monday, October 8th 2012
Time:  10:00 - 6:00
Venue:  Tsukuba Science Information Center
              Tsukuba City
Presenters:  Marco Brazil (IETC Training Director), Eric Kane (ELF Learning), and Oxford Presenter    
Looking for additional activity for your Halloween Party?

In the morning of this celebration, Marco in his "KNOCK... KNOCK! WHO ARE YOU?" presentation will be sharing with you his all-time and time-tested favorite Halloween games for children.

Look who's presenting in the afternoon? The ELF Learning composer and producer himself -- ERIC KANE! And he will be presenting; MUSIC-- NATURE'S BEST COMMUNICATOR! Here is what his presentation is all about. "We all love music. So does our stu...dents. We all love to move. So does our students. Wake up after lunch and discover new ways to use rhythm, actions, and songs in your classroom to help your students enjoy the learning process -- naturally!" This presentation by Eric from ELT Learning needs a lot of GENKI participants, so he will be bringing FREE T-SHIRTS for participants with the most energy!