BREAKOUT SESSION 2

Tuesday, 8th September 2020

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

First Year Teachers

Transforming Student Learning through Best Practices in the New Normal – A Panel Discussion

Presenters: Anna Heastie, Betty Taylor, Neil Hamilton, Garrad Rigby

Summary: This session is designed to arm the new teachers with some best practices by way of a snapshot of the following very important areas:- Instructional, discipline and management practices Legal and relevant policy matters and documents.  Professional dress code, behavior, speech, attitude and character traits. 

PRIMARY TEACHERS

Preschool

Utilizing the Preschool Pacing Guides in the Planning of a Differentiated Instructional Programme Meeting the Needs of all Learners.

Presenter: Dr. Yvonne Johnson

This session will explain what a pacing guide is, the components and the purpose of the guide in planning an instructional programme which aligns with the national curriculum. It will also explore how the pacing guide can be used to meet the individual needs of each student. 

Grade 3 

Spiraling the Social Studies Strands in Third Grade

Presenters: Lonice Hart, Shantel Paul & Indira Coleby

To determine which social knowledge is important in the social sciences, disciplines, themes and topics are examined. The curriculum standards for Social Studies, created by NCSS, identified ten themes as a framework for instruction. The themes include Culture, Governance and Individual Identity. The session will assist participants to be cognizant of the importance of the Inter-connectedness of the strands as well as the importance of summative assessment. Participants will be given opportunities to create assessment strategies such as Google Slides, Live Worksheets, Quizzizz and Kahoot to assist with evaluating students understanding.

Grade 6

Building Connections between Reading and Writing

Presenter: Ms. Ingrid Johnson

The session will provide general information and strategies to support virtual teaching of the Language Arts. Within the Language Arts, Reading’s five components are to be taught holistically to develop proficient readers. Grammar, Spelling and Handwriting skills are not to be taught in isolation but integrated to improve students’ writing.

Grade 1

Mathematics:

"Promote to Succeed"

Presenter: Dr. Joan D. Rolle

Knowledge and understanding are fundamentals to studying mathematics and form the base from which to explore concepts and develop problem-solving skills.  Through knowledge and understanding students develop mathematical reasoning to make deductions and solve problems.

Grade 4

Religious Studies: 

Presenter: EO Shirley Ferguson

The R.S. Curriculum is based on 5 strands:  Basic Beliefs and Teachings, Purpose, Values, Community Living and Celebrations.  As teachers provide instruction they should seek to make cross curricular connections in order to make learning meaningful for the students.  Themes such as Discovering my Identity and Choices could be connected to Science, Family Life and Social Studies.

In this session teachers will explore the R.S. pacing chart, themes that allow for cross curricular connections and resources that could be used in the blended learning classroom.

Primary Performing Arts

Performing Arts: The Digitized Era

Presenter: Mr. Rashad Cunningham

Teachers will be given step by step pointers on creating a virtual classroom environment.

Grade 2 

A Thematic Approach:
Integrating Science Concepts in the Interdisciplinary Unit

Presenter: Barbara L. Dorsett

Using “Round Table Talk”, participants will be exposed to basic science concepts necessary in the implementation of the Interdisciplinary unit

Grade 5

The way forward for Grade 5 HFLE in the remote learning era

Presenters: Sandy Edwards, Glenda Rolle, Kayla Wallace, Jemia Rahming & Dawnette Campbell

HFLE is a comprehensive, life skills-based programme which focuses on empowering children and adolescents to make life- enhancing choices, and assist in combating the negative influences affecting their health and well-being. In HFLE classes, the emphasis is on the acquisition of life skills, values and attitudes required for full development and active participation in society. Teaching and Evaluation Strategies: Interactive teaching strategies are the most effective methods used to teach life skills. Interactive strategies: · Encourage student participation in the classroom; · Provide opportunities to students to tailor the activities so that they are relevant to their real lives; · Give students the opportunity to practice using the skills in a safe, respectful environment

Primary Computer Studies

Creating Videos using Power Point

Presenter: Ms. Michelle Wilson

Teachers will create PowerPoint from scratch, editing them with full ease and control.

ARTS & SCIENCE TEACHERS

Performing Arts (High School)

Effective use of technology by music teachers for distance learning

Presenter: Mr. B’angleo Cartwright 

Let's Discuss: Given the current state that the world is in, most institutions have switched to partial to full online operations. Although educators have experience with using web based tools in our classrooms, the prospect of full online based learning is a new frontier that most
educators, never had to explore before. Facing the reality that in person is a necessity for music educator, distance learning naturally a problem for music teachers. 

High School Mathematics

Formulating Interactive PowerPoint Presentations

Presenters: Mrs. Kiffany Daxon & Mrs. Cecilily Flowers

Demonstrate how to create interactive PowerPoint Presentation using: transitions, music, videos, games, and animations.

Social Studies Junior High

Best Practices: “Embracing Technology & Innovation in Challenging times”

Presenters: Mrs. Paula Woodside, Mrs. Brickell Brown-Evans &
Mrs. Kendelynn Pennerman-Hanna

In (2) one-hour sessions teachers will be exposed to s in teaching Social Studies virtually. These sessions will assist
teachers in devising detail power point presentations and lesson plans that are reflective in teaching the various Social Studies Units. The team of presenters will show how to embed videos, audio, animations transitions and interactive games to create creative and attractive kits.  They will also demonstrate how to use these kits in a virtual Classroom.

Modern Languages

Virtual Decorations

Presenter: Ms. Jaidei Pinder

The facilitator will demonstrate how to create fun virtual backgrounds that educators can use to enhance their online lessons

Language Arts (High School)

PowerPoint Beginners

Presenter: Yasmin Glinton

PowerPoint that allows teachers to maximize their use of PowerPoint as an online tool for their classroom. This spans from creating digital notes to digital worksheets.

Agricultural Science

Effective strategies for implementing the Agricultural Science Curriculum on a virtual platform.

Presenter: Patrice Green

In this session teachers will discuss agricultural science course content and learn to develop engaging lesson kits to support consistency of classroom instruction across districts. 

Religious Studies

“Pace Yourself: Religious Studies National Pacing Guide”

Presenters: Mrs. Sammeka Toussaint & Mrs. Ruth Ferguson

In this session, educators will understand the need for a national pacing guide. The pacing guide helps teachers to stay on track and to ensure curricular continuity across schools in districts. It is similar to the scope and sequence which indicates the topics, scripture references, and the time teachers should devote to each topic. In addition, periods are indicated for revision of content taught and unit testing. Time is allocated for the teaching of Judgement and Personal Response (JPR) Essay. Furthermore, participants will examine the National Pacing Guide for the Christmas Term 2020, for both the junior and senior high schools.

Visual Arts

(Primary & High School Teachers)

Methods used to enhance expressive language for Special Needs Students

Presenter: The Diagnostic Pillar for Marjorie Davis Site Manager Curry

Health & Family Life (High School)

Pacer Guidelines 

Presenter: Rujean Hart

Introducing the concept. Discussion. Writing of objectives.

Social Sciences

Utilizing Technology in a Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Aldeka Colebrooke

Teachers will be appreciate the importance of Office 365 in planning virtual lessons Teachers will also be engaged in using the apps provided to help with preparing
coursework for national exams

Sciences

Utilizing Technology in a Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Mrs. Sharnell Robinson

Explanations of why a mental mind shift is important for the process of teaching and learning online. Identify top 3 ways one can create a digital.  Culture as a virtual leader in Science Visually compare and display tools used for basic teacher/student functions.  Recommendations for the best/most accessible/efficient tools for teachers and students to use will be made.

Physical Education

(Primary and High School Teachers)

Utilizing Technology in a Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Travanno Ferguson

Modern teaching methods will be provided to assist educators with teaching track and field virtually.

CAREER & TECHNICAL STUDIES TEACHERS

Business Studies Junior

Creating Virtual Lessons

Presenters: EO Aldeka Colebrooke & Lavaughn Sands

During this session teachers will be introduce to ways of how they can introduce their lessons virtually. They will also be able to learn how to record their lessons using online applications and phone recording.

Family & Consumer Studies

Creating a Corporate Culture in Family and Consumer Science Education

Presenter: Ms. Raquel Turnquest

Teachers will collaborate more effectively with FCSE Colleagues in The Bahamas with aid of Microsoft Office 365 Online Platform. 

Business Studies Senior

“Spiritual, Mental and Physical Health in an Uncertain World”

Presenter: Mrs. Antanette Anderson 

This session is designed to assist teachers with their spiritual, mental and physical health in an uncertain world.

Technical Studies

BTVI and Valencia College

Presenters: Dr. Robert Robertson & Antony Ramtulla

The Way Forward  for Technical and Vocational Education

 The Virtual Learning Environment

SPECIAL SERVICES

Special Education

Empowering Parents during COVID19: The Digital Landscape

Presenter: Mrs. Christine Cunningham & Mrs. Zhen Rolle

The purpose of this workshop is to empower parents and caregivers as they are the primary link between school and home learning. The success of ‘AT-Home Learning,’ ‘remote learning’ ‘virtual learning’ or ‘distance learning’ depends solely on the capabilities of the parent and or caregiver with responsibility of ensuring student participate actively in the learning platform in the midst of a global crisis. 

Revision of the Guidance and Counseling Referral Process

Attendance Officers

Presenter: Mrs. Michelle Hudson 

Officers should have a better understanding of the revised referral process.

Guidance & Counselling

ONLINE SCHOOL COUNSELLING: PRIMARY & HIGH SCHOOL LEVELS (PART1)

Presenters: Tennille Ryan, Sharmaine Forbes, Tiffany Barr & Tamara Bethel

School Counsellors will be introduced to best practices for online school counselling in the region, and beyond.