Administrators Conclave

Monday, 31st August 2020

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremony

The COVID- 19 Pandemic and its Impact on Bahamian Education”

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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

“Disaster Preparedness: 
A Necessity for School Leaders” 

The Hon. Iram Lewis M.P., 

Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction 

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Webinar Info

“Timetabling in the New Normal” 

Antionette Storr

Assistant Director of Education (Actg.), Schools Management   

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Webinar Info

 “Communication with Stakeholders – Your Public Relations Plan” 

 

Keyshan Bastian

Assistant Director of Education, 

Career and Technical Education 

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Webinar Info

“Effective Monitoring and Accountability Practices”  

Dominique McCartney – Russell 

District Superintendent Abaco 

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Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to: 

  1. Appreciate the significance of gathering, analyzing and interpreting data to support the maximization of student learning outcomes  

  2. Critically monitor the teaching and learning process in order to improve academic programs  

  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of teacher planning, student engagement practices and assessment strategies 

“Digital Forecast Notes in OneNote”  

Samantha Wilson

Education Officer

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This session will train participants in using OneNote with Office 365 as a digital Forecast book. They will learn how to receive, review and give feedback to weekly submissions. 

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Plenary Session

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“Making a Difference for Every Student:  Lessons from Around the World” 

Dr. Douglas Reeves will share the latest evidence from around the world about best practices in a live, virtual, and blended learning environment.  He will consider how to maximize student engagement, provide effective checks for understanding, overcome student boredom, assess student learning, and focus the curriculum on what is most essential for student success.   

Dr. Douglas Reeves

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

“Implementing Blended Learning in a Traditional School Environment: Best Practices for Administrators”  
“All About EMIS” 
“Office 365 Tools for Administrators”  

Dr. N.  Lyric Knowles 

Director of Academic Affairs, Genesis Academy 

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The blended learning model (also known as hybrid or mixed – mode model learning) challenges the traditional classroom model and utilizes technology to individualize student learning.

 Sharmaine Sinclair 

Assistant Director of Educational Planning 

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This session will provide training to the OpenEMIS platform being used by the MOE for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Lamont Gray

Administrator

Virtual School

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This session will guide participants through the Outlook, OneDrive and Forms Apps demonstrating their use for school management. 

 

“Creating a Virtual Staff Room”  

Janice Rolle, 

Instructional Technology Specialist, Technology Section 

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This session will demonstrate how MS Teams can be used as a Virtual Staff room. The app allows for virtual meetings, discussion boards and digital bulletin boards for posting memos and announcements 

“1on1 Learning Management System” 

One on One Educational Services

Training Team

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Webinar Info

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Plenary Session

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“Supervising Remotely” 

Mr. Ian Ferguson 

Executive Director Administrative Operations, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation  

This session is designed to remove the box of traditional thinking in how we access enhanced teaching and learning methods. It aims to equip each administrator with a positive outlook on remote learning, technology, and other strategies that will ultimately produce a globally competitive system, educators and students. 

Tuesday, 1st September 2020

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9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

“Effective Management of Public Health in the COVID- 19 ERA: Implications for School Leaders” 

Dr. Delon Brennen 

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health  

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

“Health and Safety Plan” 

Daisry Higgs

Administrator/ Section Head, Safety and Disaster Risk Reduction Unit   

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Webinar Info

“Hurricane Dorian: Lessons Learnt (perspectives from Abaco and Grand Bahama)” 

Justin Higgs, Principal, Hope Town Primary School, Abaco,  Chester Cooper, Principal, Eight Mile Rock High School, GB 

Brenell Clarke- Higgs, Principal, Crossing Rock Primary, Abaco 

Paul Knowles- Principal James A. Pinder Primary School, Abaco 

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Webinar Info

“All About EMIS” 

Sharmaine Sinclair,

Assistant Director, Research and Planning  

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This session will provide training to the OpenEMIS platform being used by the MOE for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

“1 on 1 Learning Management System” 
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Webinar Info

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Plenary Session

“Identifying and Meeting the Psychosocial Needs of the School Population: Coping with the New Normal” 

At the end of the session attendees will be able to: 

  1. Identify three psycho-social needs of the varying communities in the school (administrators, teachers, support staff and students)  

  2. Explore strategies to mitigate possible pandemic related challenges, for each group. 

  3. Develop a school- wide checklist to address the psycho-social needs highlighted by the pandemic

Dr. Harrison Thompson 

Therapist and Relationship Consultant  

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

“The Bahamas High School Diploma Update” 

Keyshan Bastian

Assistant Director, Career and Technical Education 

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This session is intended to assist school leaders with more effectively managing data within their respective schools. It will also address the following: 

  1. The revised BHSD Criteria  

  2. Data Collection, Submission and Consistency 

  3. Effective Data Management and Data Teams

  4. BHSD Data Analysis and Report Interpretation.

“Curriculum and Instruction in a COVID 19 Era” 

DDE Sharon Poitier 

Deputy Director, Curriculum Division  

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This session describes the process of the provision of instruction and how the Curriculum Officer, Teacher and Administrator all play key supporting roles in the implementation of the curriculum 

“Virtual Staff-room” 

 

Janice Rolle, 

Instructional Technology Specialist, Technology Section 

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This session will demonstrate how MS Teams can be used as a Virtual Staff room. The app allows for virtual meetings, discussion boards and digital bulletin boards for posting memos and announcements 

“Office 365 Tools for Administrators “ 

Lamont Gray

Administrator, Virtual School 

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This session will guide participants through the Outlook, OneDrive and Forms Apps demonstrating their use for school management. 

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Director’s Charge  

Mr. Marcellus Taylor 

Director of Education