On July 5-7, the HBCC held its annual Summer Institute, a workshop where Japanese language teachers can come to work with an expert instructor and hone their teaching skills. The class this year was taught by Professor Hiroko Kataoka of California State University, Long Beach. She led her students through three days of intensive training on the topic, “Mid-term and Final Exams: Revisiting Paper and Pencil Assessments with Contextualization and Personalization.”
The HBCC considers the workshop a great success. It was a pleasure to see so many dedicated teachers engaged in improving their ability to help students learn. Thank you very much to Kataoka-sensei, to the Japanese Cultural Community Center of Washington for hosting, and to all of the students who participated in the workshop!