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ALT Agorà – January 24, 2024 – Register Now!

Happy New Year from all of us at Team Agorà! With a new year comes new challenges and opportunities, and our first speaker of the year will show us one way to take advantage of one of the hottest and fastest-growing topics in technology. This January, ALT Agorà’s very own Miguel Mision will explain his ongoing research using ChatGPT and Dall-E to create graded readers and provide students with reading material perfectly tailored to their needs.

Whether you’re just dipping your toes into the world of LLMs and generative “AI,” or already well-versed and looking for the newest applications for your own lesson planning, this presentation & discussion is sure to satisfy any teacher looking to be on the cutting edge. We hope to see you there!

When: Wednesday, January 24, 2024, @7:30 pm JST

How to join: you will receive the link the day before the event (or on the same day!).
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Using ChatGPT and Dall-E to Create Graded Readers for Students
Speaker: Miguel Mision

A big problem with current graded readers is a disinterest with students in finding something they can enjoy. What if educators can provide reading material for students that can 100% suit their interests and needs? This presentation will describe an ongoing research project where I have created an Extensive Reading library entirely using AI.

This month’s speaker:

Miguel Mision

Miguel did his undergraduate in engineering and international studies with a major in Japanese at the University of Technology, Sydney. Once upon a time he was an engineer and worked for Toshiba Corp in Australia. He came to Japan in 2009 and worked as an ALT teaching all levels from kindergarten to high school to corporate. Miguel has an MA in Education majoring in TESOL with the University of Wollongong. His research interests include both Computer and Mobile Assisted Language Learning. Miguel won the 2024 JALT Research Grant for his research using AI to create reading materials for students.