SCE has grown out of discussions between Brad Semans and John Finucane. The general idea is to provide a forum for professional development to teachers working in Saitama City. It is hoped that this will help to raise motivation levels, encourage collaboration and contribute to building a professional community of teachers in Saitama City.
Specifically, SCE is intended to be a kind of stepping-stone; an intermediate step for teachers who are interested in professional development. In particular those outside the normal target groups of professional teaching organizations.
Our initial goals are to form a group of like-minded people, create a website, hold a meeting and produce the first issue of an online journal. We hope to have achieved these goals by January 2011.