What is your identity? Do you spend much time thinking about that today? Maybe yes, maybe not. When you are an ethnically diverse, usually have American, half Japanese, student growing up in Japan, chances are you think a lot about your identity.
Growing up ethnically mixed in an ethnically homogenous society like Japan is challenging, complex and sometimes plain difficult. Unlike the third culture kids (TCKs) we have in our international schools, these Amerasian students are more like second culture kids caught between two worlds. The unique needs of these students motivated a group of parents to start their own school: The Amerasian American School of Okinawa to address the specific circumstances of these students.
Mr. D is the ICT Director and he shares his understanding of the school and how he leverages technology to create a multilingual reading program connected, in part, by those magical QR codes.
Here is the paper he talks about.
A recently self-diagnosed lifelong learner, Mr. D. is Director of EdTech at the AmerAsian School in Okinawa, where a few of his other hats are EdTech & Learning Innovation Coach, and MS G8 homeroom teacher (7 students in all) — in the classroom he instructs MS Music and Design/Digital Literacy.
In his spare time, à la a heady mix of thinkers like Ahmed, Braidotti, boyd, Taylor, and Nusselder, he’s totes into generalising intersectional knowledge on the emergent posthuman subjectivities of populations of mediated “disruptive” youth learners in diasporic, post-materialist subcultures. ♥️COETAIL & ♥️L2Asia! #beyondlaptops 4EVR!
Connect with Mr. D
- Twitter: @aasomrd
- Google Plus: ICT AASO