Hello! My name is Hiroyo Saito.
I am an educational professional focusing on learning design and instructional technology! This website is for educators who want to incorporate instructional design & technology into teaching.
Kaizen（改善）means incremental continuous improvement in Japanese. The purpose of this Kaizen Learning website is to provide you with resources to improve your teaching and learning practices. I have been involved in education for my entire adult life from being a classroom teacher to administrative staff member. My current interest areas include Instructional Technology, Learning Science, Active Learning, Universal Design for Learning, Learning Space Design, and Online Teaching.
Professionally, I have been working as the Director of the Instructional Technology Services at Haverford College, PA since 2010. Before that, I worked as the Director of the Language Learning Center at Haverford College from 2003 to 2010. I also worked as the Interim Director of the Language Resource Center at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
I hold an Ed. M. in Educational Media and Technology from Boston University and M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) from Saint Michael’s College.
Before moving to the United States, I taught English at a private high school and a public Junior high school in Japan.
I am hoping to use this space to deepen my knowledge about teaching and learning and help you with your teaching and learning!