Thank you to everyone who attended the 2012 ALT Skills Development Conference. Many thanks also go out to Mr. Nick Carter from the British Council and Ms. Madeline Horne from the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) for giving two wonderful lectures on the topics of creating a goal-based syllabus and fostering cross-cultural communication between ALTs and JTEs, respectively.
For more information about CLAIR, the JET Programme, and to view the publications mentioned by Ms. Horne, please visit the JET Programme website at www.jetprogramme.org. On the front page, you can find the JET Self-Evaluation Form under (i) for Current JETs. Also, you can visit the Publications page to find the various manuals and handbooks mentioned during the presentation; the ALT Handbook, the Teaching Materials Collection, and the JET Supervisor Handbook are all available for download on their website as well. (You can also find the entire Teaching Materials Collection in the Ibaraki JETs 2012 – Teaching Materials Collection on this page for download or in your Teaching Materials CD provided for new ALTs during the 2012 Ibaraki Orientation this past August.)