Teacher and Professional Development General Combined SIG AGM/Forum

Teacher Development SIG Annual General Meeting and Forum

Sat, Nov 13, 14:05-15:35 Asia/Tokyo

Location: Room 24

In this annual general meeting, members of the Teacher Development (TD) SIG will report on the recent activities of the group. Officers will share information and news about the SIG’s events, membership, publications, and other related matters. This will be followed by a forum which addresses both the challenges and opportunities for teacher development during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Current and potential SIG members are encouraged to come along to this session.

  • Matthew Turner

    I'm English language lecturer at Toyo University, Tokyo. I mainly work with international tourism students. My research interests include reflective practice, professional development, podcasting, accessible tourism, and support for language learners with disabilities. I'm a founder and co-host of The TEFLology Podcast.

  • Adrianne Verla Uchida

    I am an Assistant Professor at Nihon University College of International Relations. I earned my MA TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University. My research interests include reflective practice, curriculum development, and language learning psychology. I am the plenary liaison for JALT2021 and you'll probably find me helping the plenary speakers and attending as many events as I can while also spending time with my little girl throughout the weekend.

  • Nick Kasparek

    Nick teaches English at Eikei University of Hiroshima and studies curriculum and instruction at Texas Tech University on the curriculum studies and teacher education PhD track. His recent interests involve curriculum theory, playful study, and narrative inquiry.