EARCOS Weekend Workshop November 2019
TEACHING WITH 21ST CENTURY (ATL) SKILLS IN MIND
With lance king
The workshop content is based around the design and implementation of and ATL/21st Century Skills Programme. Although based on . Lance's own IB ATL framework, the workshop is also perfectly suitable for teachers in non-IB schools and can be easily used to design a 21st century skills programme in any school from Grades 1-12.
Lance King is an internationally recognized author, teacher and workshop facilitator who, in the last 24 years, has worked with over 250,000 students worldwide as well as many thousands of their teachers and parents.
He is the creator of the Art of Learning programme taught in over 300 schools in 34 countries and is a specialist in the direct teaching of ‘21st Century skills’. Within the International Baccalaureate Organisation (in 2012) he designed and developed the Approaches to Learning (ATL) framework for both the MYP and DP programmes which is currently being implemented in 4000 IB schools in 150 countries. He is a sought-after presenter for his workshops for teachers, students and parents and is also the author of six books on teaching and learning 21st C skills, two of which are now translated into both Chinese and French. Lance is married with four grown-up children, lives in Raglan, New Zealand and divides his time between delivering workshops around the world and writing.
Date: November 2-3, 2019
Location: Seisen International School
Workshop Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop Fee: 10,000 JAPAN YEN
Payment Deadline: Friday, October 18th
Bank Name: MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Branch Name: Tamagawa Branch
Address: 2-24-5 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Branch Code: 131
Ordinary Account # 4057925
Account Name: Seisen International School
Swift Code: BOTKJPJT
Please include "EARCOS" in the payment notes.
*All bank charges (inside and outside of Japan) are the responsibility of the payer.
Weekend Workshop Schedule
Saturday, November 2nd
Workshop ends 16:00
Day 1 Topics: Self-Managed Learners, Design and Implementation of a Core Generic ATL (21st C) Skills programmes, Affective ATL (21st C) Skills – Teaching Resilience, Courage and Failing Well
Sunday, November 3rd
Workshop begins 9:00
Workshop ends 16:00
Day 2 Topics: Design and Implementation of Subject Specific ATL (21st C) Skills, Metacognition and ATL (21st C) Skills Assessment, Inquiry, Blended and Self-Managed Learning, From Pedagogy to Andragogy
Getting to Seisen International School
Seisen International School
12-15 Yoga 1-chome, Setagaya-ku
Walking from Yoga Station (nearest station)
1. Take the East exit at Yoga station
2. Walk to Yoga Nakamachi Dori and turn right
3. Walk straight and cross Route 246
4. Seisen will be on the left past the Volvo Dealer
From Shibuya Station it takes 12 minutes to Yoga.
From Futakotamagawa Station it takes 2 minutes to Yoga.
Parking is not available at the school.
Travel to Japan
Haneda is about 1.0 hour on a limousine bus to the Yoga / Futakotamagawa area for about 1000-2000 yen. Reservations can be made, but are not recommended in the event a flight is late. From Futakotamagwa those staying at Tokyu Stay Yoga will have to take a train, bus or taxi to Yoga Station. A train or taxi is advised. Trains can also be taken from the airport and are slightly cheaper.
Narita is about 2.5 hours on a limousine bus to the Yoga / Futakotamagawa area for about 3000 yen. Reservations can be made, but are not recommended in the event a flight is late. From Futakotamagwa those staying at Tokyu Stay Yoga will have to take a train, bus or taxi to Yoga Station. A train or taxi is advised. Trains can also be taken from the airport and are slightly cheaper.
Travel in Japan
PASMO and SUICA Cards
These are prepaid cards that can be used for trains, buses and convenience stores around the Tokyo Metro Area. It will save you time purchasing the ticket or the hassle of losing the train tickets because you will need it to exit the train station. http://www.jrpass.com/blogs/benefits-of-prepaid-travelcardsInformation here.
Train Route Finder (find train times and routes throughout Japan)
Close to Seisen
Accommodations are the responsibility of the participant. The closest hotels to Seisen International School are:
One train stop from school, plenty of shopping, restaurants, and limousine buses from Haneda and Narita Airports. It is one train stop from Seisen International School. Futakotamagawa Station is located 14-minutes on the subway to Shibuya, a central shopping and entertainment district of Tokyo.
Located 10 minutes from Seisen International School. Smaller hotel. Plenty of local restaurants including Japanese ‘izakaya’ pubs, Indian, Italian, and more. Yoga Station is located 12-minutes on the subway to Shibuya, a central shopping and entertainment district of Tokyo.
The workshop coordinator will assist as best as possible, but cannot seek nor book hotels, tickets, etc, for participants.
DOWNTOWN & ACCESSIBLE TO SEISEN
Granbell Hotel ¥12,700 / Semi-double bed by Simmons Bedding Company (Free breakfast service).
Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel ¥12,100 / Semi double bed (Early Bird 60-days Special with breakfast).
Hotel Century Southern Tower ¥20,520 / Buffet Breakfast book online @¥2,160 per person/nite.
Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel ¥28,300 / Sky View Deluxe Single (28-days advanced purchase rate).
Citadines Central Shinjuku ¥11,400 Citibank Credit Cardholder / ¥12,000 Regular.
Nishi-Shinjuku Hotel MyStays ¥12,600 Standard Single / 5 min. walk from Shinjuku Station.
Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku ¥13,857 / Bright room, double bed.
Hilton Tokyo ¥23,800 /City views, high floor (advance purchase required).
OTHER POPULAR HOTELS
Things to consider about Japan
- While traveling around Tokyo and understanding trains is relatively easy, do not expect a lot of English spoken at train stations, hotels, restaurants, etc. Communication and movement, however, is usually not a problem for non-Japanese speakers.
- Credit cards are widely used, but ask if you can use a card before an order or purchase, especially at restaurants.
- Some hotels do not exchange money. There is a fee to exchange at banks, many of which are not open on Saturdays. It is advisable to exchange at the airport, as the workshop occurs over the weekend. Major credit cards can be used in most places.
- Weather in March can be found here.
Some of the things to see and do in Tokyo:
- Shinjuku-Harajuku Area: Meiji Jingu (Meiji Shrine), Harajuku, Yoyogi Park, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Robot Restaurant (Shinjuku’s Kabukicho - book ahead)
- Ryogoku: Edo Tokyo Museum, Ryogoku Kokugikan (Tokyo’s sumo stadium), Great Kanto Earthquake Memorial Museum, Tokyo Memorial Hall (WW2)
- Ueno Park Area: Tokyo National Museum / National Museum of Western Art / Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Ameyoko shopping district, Akihabara (electronics district)
- Asakusa’s Sensoji Shrine (Kaminarimon gate a famous landmark)
- Tokyo Tower
- Skytree Tower
- Imperial Palace grounds
- Yasukuni Shrine
- Craft beer and wine establishments are becoming plentiful and popular
- Looks for river tours, biking tours, and city bus tours