JALT2014 Four Corners Tour in Kansai: The Teaching Power of Stories

JALT2014 Four Corners Tour in Kansai: The Teaching Power of Stories

Date: Monday, November 3rd, 2014 Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Speaker: Bill Harley, JALT2014 National Conference Plenary Speaker, Two-time Grammy-award winning musician, storyteller, and author

Co-sponsored in Kansai by Kobe, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka JALT Chapters.

The Teaching Power of Stories: A teacher is someone who gives stories to others so they can make their own. Regardless of the subject taught, story is central to how people make sense of the world and build a community with others. In this workshop, participants will look at how stories work in people’s lives, what stories define their own lives, and how to use story in an educational setting. Teachers will leave with new ideas for using story in the classroom and a deeper understanding of their work as teachers.

Bill Harley is the JALT2014 International Conference Plenary Speaker. He is a two-time Grammy-award winning musician, storyteller, and author. Please see BillHarley.com for more information.

Handouts (4 pages) for his presentation can be previewed & downloaded at: http://tinyurl.com/HarleyHandouts

Other relevant websites: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Harley

His own website: http://www.billharley.com/
“Once there was a man whose head was filled with songs and stories. Somehow, they got out…”

Bill Harley TED talk, for “teachers” (13 min.):

You’re in Trouble (funny live song, 5:05): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA1WW-tYSVU

Pre-registration recommended:
Seating is limited, so pre-registration is highly recommended. Reserve your spot by November 2nd via http://tinyurl.com/4CT-Kansai to receive a 500 yen reduction in the attendance fee.

Cost: JALT Members: 500 yen if pre-registered, 1000 yen if not
Non-members: 1000 yen if pre-registered, 1500 yen if not

Venue: Yamanishi Welfare Memorial Hall
(山西福祉記念会 Same bldg. as YWCA in Umeda)

11-12 Kamiyamachō, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, 530-0026, tel. 06-6315-1868

Link to venue: http://www.yamanishi-fk.jp/access/

Please help spread the word for this special Kansai JALT Four Corners Tour event:

Click on this link to download the poster via Dropboxhttps://www.dropbox.com/s/aicsalbldu5p3b0/Bill%20Harley%20handouts.pdf?dl=0,
and print out & post up at your schools. (Thanks in advance!)


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