San Mateo Union High School District

The team of four Bay Area Japanese teachers in the seeks to invest in more productive networking circles to overcome the limitations of the typically small, “one-man-program” Japanese language departments in their schools. In the first phase of this project, the team members will attend local, regional and national world language conferences to observe and connect with recognized instructors. Then they will share their experiences with local teachers, communities and Japanese teachers’ associations. In particular, the team hopes to develop a more comprehensive, technology-inclusive pedagogy for teaching Japanese language.

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