Advocacy of Japanese Lang program

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Advocacy of Japanese Lang program

  1. 1. Advocacy Activities <ul><li>Teachers aim to work with other F. L. teachers as well as with administrators to promote a F. L. language study. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers collaborate with students’ parents to ensure each students successful study experience and also create a supportive relationship. </li></ul><ul><li>Students take the initiative to get involved in a variety of events, activities and services for their own academic, social,and personal experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers attempt to keep in touch with our students alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers seek opportunities for outside organizations in order to provide students with academic as well as cultural experiences. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Advocacy Activities at A Glance Students Community Services academic as well as cultural competitions Participation in Seeking a scholarship & Send students to Japan Keeping in Touch with Our Students Alumni Community Outreach Maintain a positive rapport with students’ parents
  3. 3. Examples of of Students Community Services -Visibility - <ul><li>Participating in our own school Homecoming events </li></ul><ul><li>(In the past, we had a booth for fundraising at the Homecoming day) </li></ul><ul><li>Visit to senior citizen’s house during holidays </li></ul>October 8, 2005
  4. 4. Advocacy Activities at A Glance Students Community Services academic as well as cultural competitions Participation in Seeking a scholarship & Send students to Japan Keeping in Touch with Our Students Alumni Community Outreach Maintain a positive rapport with students’ parents
  5. 5. Community Outreach Activities <ul><li>Left, our senior students are conducting a workshop at the University of Pittsburgh during the Japan Bowl session </li></ul><ul><li>Visits to local elementary schools to talk about Japanese topic related subjects. ( Jeffrey, Reserve elementary schools and also a Catholic school) </li></ul><ul><li>Offering a workshop at the Japan-Bowl event day </li></ul><ul><li>Participating in the Middle School International event (World Quest, it was discontinued.) </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching the origami to elementary school students at our local Shaler North Hill’s Library </li></ul><ul><li>Visit to Pine Richland Middle School (A video tape was made) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Advocacy Activities at A Glance Students Community Services academic as well as cultural competitions Participation in Seeking a scholarship & Send students to Japan Keeping in Touch with Our Students Alumni Community Outreach Maintain a positive rapport with students’ parents
  7. 7. The Japan Bowl Language competition <ul><li>For two years 2004 & 2005, Shaler took the 1st position. </li></ul>Students parents were excited their trip to Washington D. C. for the national contest
  8. 8. Sun rise as a symbol of Japan, made by Elizabeth Bucher (05), collage <ul><li>NCJLT sponsors the annual students’ greeting card contests. </li></ul><ul><li>Some students are looking forward to designing cards each year. Each year has a symbol of an animal from 12 species </li></ul>
  9. 9. Here are some more students’ New Year’s Greeting cards submitted to National Contests
  10. 10. Year of the “chicken “ We have more students’ cards from the past years, and they are going to be compiled for a digital movie presentation in near future.
  11. 11. Advocacy Activities at A Glance Students Community Services academic as well as cultural competitions Participation in Seeking a scholarship & Send students to Japan Keeping in Touch with Our Students Alumni Community Outreach Maintain a positive rapport with students’ parents Field trips
  12. 12. Visit to museums, theaters, restaurants <ul><li>Southside Photo gallery visit 12/04 </li></ul><ul><li>Benehana restaurant visits ( Students look forward to this trip.) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Advocacy Activities at A Glance Students Community Services academic as well as cultural competitions Participation in Seeking a scholarship & Send students to Japan Keeping in Touch with Our Students Alumni Community Outreach Maintain a positive rapport with students’ parents
  14. 14. “Trip to Japan” Issue <ul><li>A trip to Japan costs more than a trip to France from Pittsburgh. (expensive, no time for teacher fundraising) </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher will provide as many opportunities for students to select for their own individual trip. </li></ul><ul><li>(sponsorships: YFU, AFS, Kyouei, Japan-America Society, NECSTJ, Laurasians, English essay contest & more) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Advocacy Activities at A Glance Students Community Services academic as well as cultural competitions Participation in Seeking a scholarship & Send students to Japan Keeping in Touch with Our Students Alumni Community Outreach Maintain a positive rapport with students’ parents Field trips
  16. 16. Keeping in Touch with Our Alumni <ul><li>They are very strong supporters of the program continuation. Here are some examples of my personal contacts with our students. </li></ul><ul><li>Erin K --I received a call from the Defense Department of our government for a personal reference for her career choice. </li></ul><ul><li>Siobhan G --Came back from Japan as JET teacher, and currently a graduate student. We can invite her as a speaker (I must obtain the funds for her visit) </li></ul><ul><li>Amanda N --Recently she asked me,a high school teacher, for a recommendation for her future reference to be a JET teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Helping Our Alumni - they would help the continuation of the program <ul><li>Our alumni are already very proficient in Japanese language and also they have lived in Japan for more than one year. </li></ul><ul><li>My plan -- to obtain some funds to pay for one of our alumni (Siobhan) to come to school and give a variety of presentations to our students about her experiences at least once a month at her convenience. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Advocacy Activities at A Glance Students Community Services academic as well as cultural competitions Participation in Seeking a scholarship & Send students to Japan Keeping in Touch with Our Students Alumni Community Outreach Maintain a positive rapport with students’ parents Field trips
  19. 19. Parents can be strong allies for the program <ul><li>Throughout the year, I became acquainted with certain parents. </li></ul><ul><li>I planned a museum visit on a weekend, four parents participated in the event( Actually this event was suggested by a parent.) </li></ul><ul><li>They have provided their view on the program and they have supported the continuation of the program. ( I have taught three children of the Thompson family, and they often say “we have our last one in the Middle School. He will come to you.”) </li></ul>
  20. 20. Thank you for attending this session <ul><li>After discussing with you, I have learned new ideas from you about this issue. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you again. </li></ul>

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