ASIJ Learning Series Presents

The Co-teaching Adventure: Sharing the Vision for Educational Equity for Multilingual Students in the International Classroom

Audience: This workshop is suitable for early childhood to secondary EAL specialists and their content/grade level co-teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators.

When: Saturday, September 14 from 8:30-4:00 and Sunday, September 15 from 8:30-3:00

Location: The Creative Arts and Design Center (CADC) at ASIJ

About the Presenter: Beth Puma is currently an EAL and Literacy Coach at the American School in Japan. She has worked with linguistically diverse students in New York City, Tucson, China, and Japan. She has a broad range of K-12 experience as a classroom teacher, EAL specialist and coach, and curriculum coordinator. Beth specializes in working with teachers in unit and lesson planning that strategically meets students' needs through standard aligned-instruction, differentiation, and scaffolding. She is dedicated to building a more transformative educational landscape that honors linguistic diversity and challenges societal paradigms.

About the Workshop:

What does a co-taught classroom look like? How do you maximize the talents and skillsets of two professionals so that all students can grow and flourish? What are school wide systems that can move your EAL program forward?

This workshop will explore:

          • The changing role of the EAL professional and grade level/content area teachers
          • Systems that promote equity in co-taught classrooms
          • Strategic planning using different co-teaching models
          • Instructional strategies that promote equity for ELL students
          • Untangling immersion, inclusion, and intervention

Registration Info and ASIJ Contact:

This workshop can accommodate a maximum of 50 participants.

Your place will be confirmed after your registration fee is received.

2-day institute plus materials, lunch, and refreshments: 20,200 JPY

Participants outside ASIJ: Please register on this form prior to August 31, 2019

ASIJ Faculty: After completing the PLD Application and gaining approval from your principal, please register on this doc

ASIJ Contact:

Ginny Prairie

Director of Professional Learning and MS/HS Curriculum Coordinator

Additional Information for Guests:

Airport info:

  • Haneda (@45-minute commute to preferred hotels) or
  • Narita (@120-minute commute to preferred hotels)

Transportation info:

  • Taxis will cost @$150 (Haneda) or @$300 (Narita) each way
  • Trains/buses are more reasonable. For more information

By Train ; From Tokyo or Shinjuku Station, take the orange JR Chuo Line train bound for Tachikawa or Takao to Musashi-Sakai Station. (Please note that only rapid trains [快速] stop at this station.) Get off and exit the JR Station and transfer to the Seibu Tamagawa Line. Take the Seibu Tamagawa train two stops to Tama Station. Get off and follow the map below.

By Bus ; From Mitaka Station’s south exit, bus stop No. 8, take bus No. 52 for Asahicho 3-chome [鷹52] or Kurumagaeshi-Danchi [鷹52] to Tama Station. From Tobitakyu Station’s north exit, take bus No. 01 [飛田給駅北口] to Tama Station.

Hotel info:

  • The Hotel METS Musashisakai at Musashi-Sakai station is the most convenient choice for accommodations. When registering, let them know you are with the American School in Japan for a better rate.
  • If you are looking for a bit more nightlife, hotels near Kichijoji station might interest you. We recommend Tokyu REI Kichijoji and Kichijoji Dai-ichi Hotel

How to get to ASIJ:

  • From Kichijoji: take the Chuo line toward Takao. Get off at Musashi-Sakai (2 stops) and change to Tama line to Tama station (2 stops) and follow the map.
  • From Musashi-Sakai: take the Tama line to Tama station (2 stops) and follow the map.