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JLTAWA Teacher of the Year – nominations now open

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JLTAWA Teacher of the Year – nominations now open

Do you know of a JLTAWA member who is doing amazing work and deserves recognition?  Please consider nominating them for ‘JLTAWA Teacher of the Year’

This award is for a current teacher and JLTAWA member who has demonstrated exemplary teaching practices in the Japanese language classroom for a minimum of five years. A truly committed and professional educator will be recognised as a continuing advocate for Japanese language education in Western Australia.

The Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of WA Award will be a framed certificate accompanied by a $300 voucher to purchase Japanese teaching resources. These prizes have been kindly donated annually, since 2010, by the Hyogo Prefectural Government Cultural Centre and will be presentedat the JLTAWA Sundowner Friday, 23rdNovember 2018.

Nominations can be made by any individual connected to the field of Japanese language education in WA including principals, teachers, colleagues and parents. The nomination must be seconded and at least one of these nominators must be a current JLTAWA member. The selection criteria are as follows:

  1. Excellence in Japanese language education.
  2. Support of Japanese language colleagues and peers.
  3. Use of innovative strategies in the classroom.
  4. Participation in unilingual activities.
  5. Length of teaching service.

NOMINATION FORM: 2018 JLTAWA teacher award final

All nominations are to be emailed to rosanne.jacobs@mdc.wa.edu.au.  All nominees will be notified by email of their nomination and asked to provide a short one-page summary outlining some of their second language teaching accomplishments and experiences.

A selection panel will be formed with a minimum of three JLTAWA members including representatives from primary and secondary sectors). The selection panel will choose one winner and this decision will be final.

Previous Winners:

2010    Shane Glass

2011    Nathan Harvey

2012    Mariel Howard

2013    Kumiko Sue

2014    Anne Ashby

2015    Rosanne Jacobs

2016    Natalie Pearce

2017    Margo Whittle/Terrena Hall