Teachers Helping Teachers (THT), a SIG of JALT was founded by members of the Himeji City Chapter of the JALT in 2004. THT fulfills its mission by providing teacher-training workshops that exhibit practical, student and teacher friendly approaches to English education that are informed by current research in the field. Since its inception, THT has given annual teacher development programs in Bangladesh, Laos, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Kyrgyzstan. They have also just begun programs in Maya mar and in Nepal. The presentation outlined the history of Teachers Helping Teachers and explained its current mission and future plans.
Presenter: Dr. Patrick Dougherty is a professor of international liberal arts at Akita International University. He is one of the founding members of Teachers Helping Teachers and helped to run the organization as vice-president, president, and coordinator from 2008 – 2010. Currently, he served THT as the Chair of Publications and as Co-Coordinator for the Bangladesh THT program.