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Japanese Teachers' Job-a-like 2019

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - Secondary Japanese Language Acquisition
Thursday, 23 May 2019 - Secondary Japanese Language & Literature

Join us in Kobe, Japan, for our Secondary Japanese Job-a-Like.

This event is targeted at teachers of students in Grades 6-10, although teachers of any grade level are welcome to join the conversation. Similarly, some topics will be centered around MYP teaching and learning, but all teachers are welcome to participate and share best practices.

Teachers are welcome and encouraged to share through teacher-2-teacher style presentations, contact Midori Nishizawa if you are interested or would like more information.

PDF flyer here


  • REGISTRATION IS OPEN - Please complete this survey to register as a school group.
  • Cost: Free! Lunch and Snacks will be provided.

    Contact Information

    Please contact us with any questions:
    Midori Nishizawa, Head of Secondary Japanese -
    Renee Rehfeldt, Director of Learning -

    What is a Job-a-Like?

    • What is a job-a-like is not the same as a workshop - A job-a-like is a space for learning and sharing in a collegial setting, with no experts. The focus is on developing a group of collaborative teachers, sharing skills and strategies, and discussing best practice as related to their area of teaching. Teachers come from a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise. The participants are both guides and learners.

    At this Job-a-Like

    • Registration and refreshments are available from 8:30am
    • Stationary will be provided
    • Please bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone to access resources

    Access and Accommodation

    The Google Map below gives the location and contact details of the school and includes:
    • access information: airports and stations
    • some local hotels, guest-houses and eating locally
    • 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.
    • 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 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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