Digital transformation or DX will create millions of new jobs needing to be discovered. But, the necessary education that will build skills and knowledge for DX jobs creation is somewhat illusive in Japan as well as in other countries at present. Moreso, the lingua franca or the bridge language of the global DX is in English language. An extra barrier needing to overcome in order to reach the new job creation goals of the DX era.
DX also means that the children of today and the future will live in a digital world with values that never existed before. These digital natives will run robots that replace bank employees, city hall staff, taxi drivers, Uber food crew and more. Even English and other language teachers will be disrupted by more proficient AI robots who could teach grammar, lexis, and even correcting pronunciation. And yes, these AI robots can read your emotions where Siri and Alexa are to be trained soon.
With the intimidating digital technological development, indeed, in reality it has to be the people first and digital technology second. The people are a potent and decisive force with full liberty to find its digital tools for its own means of economic production as well as social and environmental relations. Education is the key for the people to claim its own rights in digital development.
To fill-in the gap between digital natives and the not so, between new DX technologies and people at large, and between digital native staff with the senior executives who are hesitant to management changes, the SEELS Co., Ltd. is transforming its social business organization starting 2021 focused on people's digital empowerment with the following features:
SEELS Co., Ltd. is privately supporting and willing to collaborate with the Japanese government's call for digital transformation. Being part of the professionals and the academic global forum specialized on digital business transformation, where in fact holding academic ambassadorial positions to promote digital business transformation MBA in Japan and Asia, Seels has to take advantage of its position to lead and hold high the banner of DX English teaching programs. From this standpoint as a key, the Seels 2021-2022 program thrust were outlined as follows:
Robotics is ending the production-line mode of exploitative labor system and being replaced by Agile Team mode of production. Agile team originates from software development where the creativities of each team members are shared and collaborated for the project success.
In SEELS Agile Team members are expected to practice their own creativities for social enterprise beneficiaries enjoyment. Below is a simple work ethic of an agile team member and as a co-worker to follow and succeed.
To oversee, supervise, coordinate and put into the right directions is the overall task of the SEELS TA Agile Team. To perform such a duty it has to have sub-teams with a sub-team leader as a member of the agile team. The sub-teams are composed of the following:
Agile team members prepare progress reports of the sub-team and discuss during SEELS TA Agile Team regular consultation, planning, assessment and evaluation. Overall assessment, evaluation and planning and programming are formulated by SEELS TA Agile Team.
Membership is based on having a teaching position in any of the sub-teams and designated duties i.e. marketing.
Sub team members duties and responsibilities are:
The to be formed in early 2021 DC2 Agile team members are expected to contribute skills and knowledge in formulating curriculum, lesson plan making and classroom management on Montessori Lower and Higher Elementary Education and on DX courses. The team is the hope in training the first batch of the planned Seels DX International Elementary School.
Seels DX International Preschool and international elementary school where the Montessori lower and higher elementary courses were integrated with digital transformation technology courses suited for six to twelve years old. While the Montessori courses will be provided by teachers with a diploma on teaching lower and higher elementary teachers by an accredited Montessori center, all of the DX courses will be taught by DC2 graduates. English language literature, social studies, and environmental concerns are to be taken care of by Seels DX International Elementary School Teacher diploma and license holder.
SEELS TESOL is one of the important tool for English teaching of SEELS TA. Communicative Language Teaching and the Five Step Lesson Plan making are important methods employed in SEELS schools besides the issued certificate is well accepted by English teaching institutions.
As part of regularizing SEELS programs and staff, the TESOL Agile Team was formed to further develop and promote the course in Japan and in Vietnam.
The Introductory Course or IC in the past is the biggest monthly earner and yet there was no effort to systematize IC marketing and facilitation. With the introduction of DC2 and DX International Elementary School (DXIES) enhancing IC content, upgrading the facilitation methods and to further promote and develop new market is needed. Thus, the IC Agile Team was formed.
Having said, Seels DX International Elementary School Teacher diploma course or the second diploma course is referred to as the DC2. DC1 refers to SEELS Montessori International Preschool Teacher with over 500 graduates as of 2020.
DC1 is not a requirement in taking DC2 but the SEELS Advanced 120 Hour Classroom TESOL (classroom and online live classes) certificate is required plus six months of teaching practicum in order to become eligible and be employed in SEELS DXIES a total of two years studies and training is needed. The courses include twelve (12) months DC2, five (5) monthsTESOL and six-month teaching practicum. Option is available to accelerate the course within over a year.
The establishment of DXIES targeted to be inaugurated by April 2022 is in sharing and collaboration development with the following School Board Members (SBM):
The SEELS Montessori International Preschool (MIP) to be inaugurated in April 2021 is a pilot and experimental project under the BOSS Agile Team. The aim is to build the connection from SEELS Montessori English Phonics School (MEPS) program in transition to progress in MIP as the professional career path of teachers and school owners under SEELS BOSS program.
At the same time the MEPS and MIP will serve as the practicum and laboratory school for internship of DC1 students as required in order to receive the diploma and license as SEELS Montessori International Preschool Teacher.
Reaching out the Japanese Generation Z and the Alpha's but not limited to include half Japanese-Filipino and native Filipinos living in Japan are the targeted market and recipients of SEELS Pro training. Offering education and training on enabling technologies under digital transformation is somewhat rare to find where the program aims to fill the vacuum. The outcomes are students DIY's project as a means to prepare and provide digital transformation choices of technologies for future jobs in Japan's Society 5.0.
The Digital Transformation (DX) Leadership Courses are based on formal academic research and studies professionally compiled and designed based on Japanese environment and people's ecosystem. The teaching and learning materials were prepared in an easy to understand technological concepts and terminologies. At the end of the training course the students will be able to pursue their digital transformation journey as an enthusiast going pro and as DX Eikaiwa teacher.
Online learning platform developed by NamViet Telecom, the TranS App and LMS, will be utilized for teaching and learning activities. Teachers training in using the online utilities will be provided side-by-side with DX technologies initially in classroom setup.
Accelerating the provision of having a long bench of professional English teachers is the felt need in Creating JP2V project. Therefore the invitation to Philippine based online English teachers to join SEELSJ P2V programs is up in the air. Among the JP2V project goals is to share professional skills and abilities to Vietnamese living in Japan and in Vietnam.
Vietnam is in the natural ecosystem of SEELS where SEELS Vietnam is operating. The JP2V project will supplement the cooperation and support between SEELS teams in two countries especially in areas of professional teachers needs and demands. But unlike the regular SEELS Japan courses with a teacher facilitating, the JP2V is a team composed of the main SEELS teacher and a Vietnamese Assistant Teacher in physical classroom or in live online classes. The other difference is that the Vietnamese Assistant Language Teachers are Japan based.
There are peculiarities of English language needs between Vietnam and Japan where the former have higher demand for taking IELTS and the latter are giving Montessori preschool diploma courses, TESOL and DX Eikaiwa. There are also Vietnamese living in Japan who are looking towards English language teaching as a step-up profession that SEELS Japan caters with.
Overall, the SEELS 'solution is to offer an interconnected English language course for Vietnamese with outsourced English teachers from the Philippines and supported by Japan based Vietnamese Assistant Teachers to support SEELS two countries initiative. Need to say is that the JP2V programs and activities like BOSS as one example will be implemented both in Japan and Vietnam bearing the same outcomes and social benefits.
English Proficiency courses on speaking and listening
English Aptitude Qualification Reference for Speakers of Other Languages (EAQSOL) for job and services applications to hotels, restaurants, travel, and for 2021 Tokyo Olympics and paralympics (in Japan)
Invited team members are:
Boss Code of Professional Ethics