The Teacher Education & Development Special Interest Group (TED SIG) is one of the special interest groups in the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT). Our purpose is to provide a network for those who want to help themselves and others become better teachers.

Pre-registration Deadline - June 21st, 2015

The pre-registration deadline for the EFL-Teacher Journeys Conference is June 21st, 2015. So time is running out if you want to pre-register and save some money. Check out details on the conference website. Abstracts and details of the featured speakers are also available.

Latest Issue of Explorations in Teacher Education Journal

The latest issue of Explorations in Teacher Education Journal is out now. Members should have received a link by e-mail to the electronic version. If you haven't received your copy, please let us know.

2015 EFL Teacher Journeys Conference - Update

Conference preparation is going well. Final inspection visits at the venue have been done. The venue looks fabulous and has a great view. The vast majority of proposals have been vetted and we are just putting the finishing touches to the schedule. Check the conference website for more details.

2015 EFL Teacher Journeys Conference

The conference poster is out for the 2015 EFL Teacher Journeys Conference. Check it out for more details and please feel free to print it off for your coworkers.

EFL Teacher Journeys Conference 2015

The Call for Proposals has gone out for the EFL Teacher Journeys Conference 2015. Details can be found here. The deadline for submissions is May 10th, 2015.

Apple's ADE Announcement

Most of us will be using computers to some extent in the classroom. Google recently had a meeting in Kobe showcasing how to use their products in education, which a few members attended. Microsoft has a program related to using Surface in schools. Apple also has its own Apple Distinguished Educator Program, which only accepts applications during a limited window. That window is now open for this year's program in Japan. The link can be found here if you are interested.

JALT 2015 Call for Proposals - Deadline 15th February 2015

The Call for Proposals for JALT 2015 went out straight after the end of JALT 2014, so if you missed it please check it out here. The deadline is February 15th, 2015, so make sure to add it to your diary.

JALT and Youtube

JALT has just resurrected their Youtube channel. Why not check it out and subscribe!

JALT 2014: Conversations Across Borders in Pictures

The joint CUE-TED SIG forum at JALT 2014 went well with quite a few people in attendance and Thomas Farrell giving some insightful comments on the presentations.

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