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Teacher Training

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In-Service Teacher Training

 For the establishment of an inclusive education system, NISE is planning and doing teacher training aimed at bring up the leader who will promote measures, research, and practices on special needs education at the prefectural level.
 The training programs address the policy issues and urgent issues on special needs education and deepen the knowledge and skills of individuals.

Teacher Training Programs FY2020
Name Term Total fixed number
Programs for Specific Disability Categories Term 1 Courses for Visual Impairments, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Physical/Motor Disabilities, and Health Impairments
  • Training Program for Visual Impairments
  • Training Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Training Program for Physical/Motor Disabilities
  • Training Program for Health Impairments
May 11 - Jul. 10, 2020 70
Term 2 Courses for Emotional Disturbances, Speech and Language Disorders, and Developmental Disabilities
  • Training Program for Developmental Disabilities and Emotional Disturbances
  • Training Program for Speech and Language Disorders
Sep. 9 - Nov. 13, 2020 70
Term 3 Courses for Intellectual Disabilities
  • Training Program for Intellectual Disabilities
Jan. 6 - Mar. 12, 2021 70
Workshops/Seminars for Leaders Involved
in the Enhancement of
an Inclusive Education System
Workshop for Leaders Involved in ICT Utilization in Special Needs Education Jul. 21-22, 2020 70
Workshop for Leaders Involved in Special Needs Services in Resource Rooms at Upper Secondary Schools Sep. 2-4, 2020 100
Workshop for Leaders of Promoting Joint Activities and Learning Nov. 19-20, 2020 70
Seminar on Educational Practices for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Dec. 3-4, 2020 About 70
Collaborative Teacher Training with Principals’
Association
Workshop for Leaders of Guidance Practices in Dormitories of Schools for Special Needs Education Jul. 17, 2020 About 60
Workshop for Leaders of Sports and Physical Education Practice at Schools for Special Needs Education Nov. 26-27, 2020 About 50

* “The national workshop for building a seamless support system for deaf children and for promoting further support” is scheduled to be held in Tokyo in December 2020

 

 NISE started providing teacher training programs immediately after its foundation in 1971. As of March 31, 2020, 9,838* participants in the Programs for Specific Disability Categories and 12,154 participants in other programs have completed training. These participants who have completed NISE’s teacher training programs are playing a leading role at schools, educational administration agencies and relevant institutions nationwide.

* Including participants who have completed the previous program “Training Programs for Special Education intended for mid-career.”

Extensive Support for Enhancing Qualifications of Teachers

 NISE conducts activities to support independent efforts aimed at enhancing the qualifications of a wide range of teachers in all types of schools to meet the need for teachers to acquire knowledge and skills related to special needs education for the development of an inclusive education system.

Training contents over the Internet “NISE Learning Lab
- Special Needs Education e-Learning -”

 NISE provides training contents as "online lectures" in order to support independent efforts by prefectures to improve the qualifications of teachers engaged in education of children with disabilities. Training contents are classified as follows, and a total of more than 130 lecture contents are provided.

  • General fundamental theories and comprehensive/cross-sectional content related to special needs education such as inclusive education system development
  • Content (overviews, curriculums, teaching methods, etc.) related to expertise by type of disability
  • Content relating to instruction suited to the learning difficulty in regular classes

 All training lectures can be viewed for free from a computer, tablet or smartphone after registering your individual details. Establishments such as boards of education and schools, who have registered as a group, can specify training programs to meet the needs of their trainees and then use the programs to train those teachers.

Online Accredited Courses for Teacher Certification

 To help increase the rate of teacher license acquisition at schools for special needs education, NISE offers online accredited courses listed in Column 2 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Teacher’s License Act for the field of the education for visual impairment, and the deaf and hard of hearing, for which there is an especially low rate of license acquisition. Curriculum and teaching method related courses will be available in the second column for the field of education for students with visual impairment. The courses are free of charge.

◆ FY2020 Course Overview

[First semester]
Course: Psychology, physiology, and pathology of children with visual impairment (1 unit)
Psychology, physiology, and pathology of children with hearing impairment (1 unit)
Training period: April 27 (Mon) - Aug. 7 (Fri), 2020
Credit certification exam date: Aug. 29 (Sat.), 2020
Total fixed number: 200 people per course [Second semester] (Schedule)
Course: Curriculums and teaching methods for children with visual impairment (1 unit)
Curriculums and teaching methods for children with hearing impairment (1 unit)
Training period: Sep. 1 (Tue.), 2020 - Dec. 11 (Fri.), 2020
Credit certification exam date: Dec. 26 (Sat.), 2020
Total fixed number: 200 people per course

*The above is only an illustrative example of a video lecture.