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Ron Ritchhart: Creating Cultures of Thinking

Saturday and Sunday, 11-12 April 2020

CA Staff only - External Participant Fees will be refunded

Registration & Payment

  • CA Staff only - External Participant Fees will be refunded

Contact Information

Please contact Renee Rehfeldt, Canadian Academy's Director of Learning, with any questions at

Workshop Information

  • Registration and refreshments: available from 08:30am each day
  • Saturday and Sunday workshop sessions: 9.00-3.30 each day
  • Please bring a laptop, tablet or smartphone for access to resources

Access and Accommodation

Canadian Academy is located on Rokko Island, Kobe, Japan.
  • Airports near CA are: International - KIX Osaka Kansai Interntional; Domestic - Osaka Itami ITM, Kobe UKB, or Osaka KIX
  • Please click here for details of the KIX Airport Shuttle Bus, which takes about one hour and goes directly to the Sheraton Kobe Bay Hotel and Shin-Kobe area. Booking is required for return if departing from Rokko Island and can be done online.
  • The Kobe Bay Sheraton and Plaza Kobe hotels are very close to CA, on Rokko Island and walking distance to the school. Some visitors prefer to stay in hotels in the Sannomiya area of Kobe, with many more food and entertainment options.
  • Travel time from CA to Sannomiya is about 25-30 mins via the JR line and Rokko Liner.


Renee Rehfeldt, Director of Learning:

Professional Learning at Canadian Academy is rich and varied, focused on improving student learning and inspiring creative inquiry. Teachers at CA are actively involved in professional learning, including working towards school goals, collaborative planning, assessment, reflection, using student data and more.

Teachers' annual goals are based around a self-directed, collaborative Tankyuu teacher inquiry projects. Our teachers are encouraged to lead learning through Teachers Teaching Teachers sessions, and supported to become workshop leaders, school visitors and presenters.

You can find out more about the life of a teacher at Canadian Academy from our employment pages.

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