Seels Special Courses

Teaching Children with Special Needs Seminar-Workshop Series



Course Description

Integrating Music, Arts, Crafts and Exercises to Lesson Plan and Curriculum Development Arts, Crafts and Exercises on Teaching Yes We Can and Hi Friends for ALT and JET (Resource Trainer: Reynaldo Naval, TEFL Certified, Boston Academy of English, Massachusetts USA) The Arts, Crafts and Exercises or ACE is to support Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and Japanese Teachers of English (JTEs) using “Yes, We Can” and “Hi, Friends!” textbooks for public elementary, grades five and six students. SEELS - ACE workshop series presents and suggests how to teach arts, crafts and exercises based on the content of Yes, We Can and Hi, Friends! textbooks, the official prescribed textbooks by MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) ー Japan.

The aims and outcomes offer Assistant Language Teachers and Japanese Teachers of English constructive ideas and more essential tips on arts, crafts and exercises making teaching communicative, practical and meaningful.



Part I. Fundamental Concepts of Special Education: Knowing the Exceptional Children. This session sought to answer the following question:

How do I plan a lesson?
What is Special Education?
What are its objectives and goals?
Who are the children with special needs and their categories?
What are the programs and services available for children with special needs?
What are the laws protecting the rights of every child with disabilities?
How to properly address an individual with specific disability?
(Using Disability Category Labels).
How to make an IPI (Individually Planned Instruction) and IEP?
(Individual Education Plan)

Part II. Teaching Children with Autism: Learning the World of Their Own This presents the definition, historical background, etiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, clinical features, symptoms, diagnostic criteria of CWA (Children With Autism).

A workshop is to be conducted on how to utilize PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), a system of communication used for CWA. Teachers learn the application of PECS.





Part III. Understanding and Managing Children with Learning and Behavioral Disabilities: Bridging the Needs

This final part discusses topics about ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder), ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), EBD (Emotional Behavioral Disorder) and Specific Learning Disabilities (e.g. Dyslexia). Therefore, teachers study the Classroom Management Strategies for Children with Special Needs. Moreover, understanding how brain function by studying Brain-Based Education and Multiple Intelligences are to be covered. Teachers find out their dominant intelligences necessary in understanding the potentials and needs of the students.

Seels Special Courses

Jolly Phonics and Grammar Training and Social Enterprise English Language School or SEELS

Course Description

SEELS received approval from Jolly Learners UK in giving a two-day company-based training course tied to accreditation of graduates in running the free-franchise SEELS Montessori English Phonics School, all over Japan. It is considered as training course for those who completed SEELS Introductory Course (IC) and are waiting to take the one-year SEELS Montessori Preschool Teacher Diploma Course.

The course-content is a full-blooded Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar training based on materials and instructions from Jolly Learners UK. There are two choices in attending the training—a local training in Japan and an annual international training in London. The annual international training in London is held every September. Both trainings are substantiated with Social Enterprise English Language School startup . The training certificate is credited in granting license to SEELS teachers and school owners in Japan.

Peer-to-peer training with SEELS accredited facilitator is the best choice for time and budget-conscious students. Before becoming a SEELS company-training facilitator, attending the annual training in London is a prerequisite.

Seels Special Courses

Integrating Music, Arts, Crafts and Exercises to Lesson Plan and Curriculum Development

Arts, Crafts and Exercises on Teaching Yes We Can and Hi Friends for ALT and JET (Resource Trainer: Reynaldo Naval, TEFL Certified, Boston Academy of English, Massachusetts  USA)

The Arts, Crafts and Exercises or ACE is to support Assistant Language Teachers (ALT) and Japanese English Teachers (JET) using Yes We Can and Hi Friends textbooks for public elementary grades five and six students. SEELS ACE workshop series presents and suggests how to teach arts, crafts and exercises based on the content of Yes We Can and Hi Friends textbooks, the official prescribed textbooks by different prefectural and city/local Board of Education in Japan.

The aims and outcomes of the series of ACE workshop are to offer Assistant Language Teachers and Japanese English Teachers added ideas, tricks and tips on arts, crafts and exercises that would make teaching more effective in the classroom.  

Seels Special Courses

Mastering American Accent

Course Description

Another 24-Hour TESOL accredited course to those taking SEELS TESOL. The aim is to help students improve their speaking abilities in neutral American accent.

The following are the modules to be discussed, the activities to be trained and the skills to be developed:

Basic Pronunciation
The most common pronunciation rules (vowels, consonants, etc.) are discussed. The students learn to describe the importance of pronunciation in conversing with other people. Practicing all the vowel, diphthongs, and consonant sounds used in the English Language serves as the practical activity of this module.

Syllable, Word, and Sentence Stress
Skills in identifying the number of syllables in words and applying the general rules of word and sentence stress through practice are covered in this module. Also, students are able to state the importance of identifying syllable stress patterns.

Intonation
This module provides practical exercises in producing rising and falling intonation in short phrases. Students are equipped in recognizing meaning differences based on intonation differences.

American Slang and Idioms
Discussion of most common American slang and idioms is conducted. Essentially, students become familiar in recognizing and explaining the meaning of common idioms used in different categories through an activity.

FLI (First Language Influence)
Defining First Language Influence (FLI) and discussing Filipino first language influence helps students observe and improve their pronunciation habits. Moreover, different instances of FLI are presented. The goal is minimizing the use of FLI.

Seels Special Courses

Ateneo University School of Government Leadership and Social Enterprise