By Christine, Yokohama International School
PreK-12 e-Learning & Instructional Support
Yokohama International School had the opportunity to have Hakone-sensei from American School in Japan, Chofu Campus visit last week. The reason for the invitation was to set up collaborate on projects between Japanese Language teachers and students at YIS and ASIJ using audio and visual media to comment on each other’s productions on Voicethread.
Last week went great and I’m so thankful for our Japanese Language Teachers at YIS and the ASIJ Team. In the coming months, we will possibly be doing a collaborative project between YIS and ASIJ Grade 9 student on traveling to Yokohama, because 2009 marks the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the port of Yokohama – Summary & Details. The other project will be between YIS and ASIJ Grade 11 students who will role play in making a speech for a scholarship to study abroad.
Hakone-sensei from ASIJ and two teachers from YIS may be able to present at this JASCD Try I.T. On Monday Workshops event.
Here are some thoughts from Taira-sensei from YIS:
“I was thinking about what Christine mentioned to us. If it is ok with Hakone-sensei, I would be honored and happy to talk about our project at JASCD session on April. It would be a good example (case study?) of how two schools could collaborate and interact using ICT. Students will learn from one another. We could invite Orihara-sensei as well.”
I am hoping this is just the beginning of collaboration between YIS and other schools using online learning networks and tools in order to stretch teacher and student learning.