JLTAV Primary PD

Event Report

On Saturday 14 August we held our second Professional Learning Day for primary teachers. The event was well attended, with 25 teachers participating. The session was held online and focused on teaching Japanese through the picture book, Panda Sento.

The presenters for the day were Kathleen Duquemin and Jan Chalmer. Kathleen and Jan shared a variety of resources they created that support using the picture book to teach Japanese language and culture. Participants received a copy of the picture book to use with their classes. The feedback for the day was positive. Participants commented:

  • There were lots of practical ideas and a chance to share ideas with others.
  • Providing lots of ideas for different ways to teach students of all primary ages, sharing of resources, relaxed and comfortable platform in which I felt I could contribute too.
  • Catered for different year levels of students, invited sharing of ideas and discussion about suggested learning tasks. I especially appreciated the opportunity to just throw around ideas, listen to other people’s concerns. I also feel it was a PD that offered something for both new teachers and experienced teachers. Communication about the PD was timely too.
  • Fabulous ideas, resources, demonstrations.
  • Using one picture book and taught many aspects from the book, e.g. Kanji, grammar, culture, onomatopoeia…so much can be taught from one single book, that is really good. The presenters have quite a different approach towards teaching, which I find really good and they complement each other really well. Also, generously sharing all your resources! I can’t thank you enough for that too!

Thank you to Kathleen and Jan for sharing their wealth of knowledge and the resources they created, and to the teachers who supported this event. We look forward to offering more professional learning sessions for primary teachers in the future.

JLTAV Primary PD – Saturday 14th August

Will now be held online

Registrations are now open!


The JLTAV Primary PD 2021 was supported by the Victorian Government