BREAKOUT SESSION 3
Tuesday, 8th September 2020
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
First Year Teachers
Human Resource Matters for New Teachers
Presenter: Christine Green
Summary: An overview of the Human Resource Section. The regulations that govern their employment in Public Service and the assistance, support and services that are offered to teachers by this section.
Utilizing the Preschool Pacing Guides in the Planning of a Differentiated Instructional Programme Meeting the Needs of all Learners. Break out Groups
Presenters: Theresa Hunter, Simone Laing, Markel Williams &
In this session participants will be introduced to the Pacing Guides for various components of the National Preschool Curriculum inclusive of Cognitive Development (Math and Science), Language Development, and Physical Development. A pacing guide is a planning tool sometimes referred to as a curriculum map, standards schedule, instructional calendar or road map used for organizing the curriculum that allows teachers to determine how content, skills and assessment will unfold over the course of the academic year. It is designed for a specific subject area and grade level.
Strategies for New Adventures in Religious Studies
Presenters: Shirley L. Ferguson
R.S. is a core component of the IDU document for Lower Primary. Themes such as Self-Identity, Needs, Changes and Values are explored in the document. Many of the themes in this document are strongly connected to the R.S. Curriculum and this makes integration easier. In this workshop, teachers will peruse key concepts and skills from the R.S. Curriculum that should be integrated as they provide instruction. They will also explore strategies and resources for use in the blended learning classroom.
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.
A Thematic Approach: Integrating Science Concepts in the Interdisciplinary Unit (IDU)
Presenters: Barbara L. Dorsett
Using “Round Table Talk”, participants will be exposed to basic science concepts necessary in the implementation of the Interdisciplinary unit
Spiraling the Social Studies Strands in Second 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.
Building Connections between Reading and Writing
Presenter: Ms. Ingrid Johnson
Participants will be shown the steps in teaching the reading skills and also how they can get more mileage when they link what they are teaching in reading with the writing.
ARTS & SCIENCE TEACHERS
Performing Arts (High School)
Practical Assessment Rick Wormeli’s four (4) point system (Standard based grading scale)
Presenter: Ms. Tania Martinborough
In the school of Performing Arts, the ultimate goal is performance. Therefore, students involved in the areas are introduced at different levels. In this presentation, the Rick Wormeli’s four point system will provide a precise understanding in monitoring growth, accountability and grading for all stakeholders in the practicum.
High School Mathematics
Website Resources for the High School Mathematics Class.
Presenters: K. Pinder-Rolle & K. Newbold
We will look at a few websites that you can use in your Math class as we enter the 2020- 2021 school year.
Social Studies Junior High
Formulating Interactive Power Point Presentation for virtual Learning
Presenters: Mrs. Paula Woodside, Mrs. Brickell Brown-Evans & Mrs. Kendelynn Pennerman-Hanna
IThese 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.
Bridging the Gap: Using Video in the Modern Language Classroom
Presenter: Mrs. Phylicia Miller-Bain
The facilitator will explain how videos impact Language Learning, demonstrate how to create interactive video comprehension and video lessons.
Language Arts (High School)
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.
Online Resources for the Agricultural Science classroom
Presenter: Kate Cumberbatch
In this session, teachers will be introduced to nine of the most relevant online resources that can be incorporated in the Agricultural Science Virtual Classroom. Teachers will learn what they need to get started with collecting resources, using free and open source technologies.
“Capturing the Minds of Students in a Virtual Platform”
Presenter: Mrs. Lolita Johnson
In this presentation, teachers will be given tips on how to outline or format virtual lessons which include the following: objectives, vocabulary, introduction, content, exciting and culminating activities. In addition, they will be given strategies on how to integrate various concepts across the syllabi/curricula.
(Primary & High School Teachers)
Exploring CrossCurriculum Integration in a Virtual Classroom
Presenter: Sharell Edwards
This workshop will dive deep into the benefits of cross-curriculum integration in a virtual Classroom. We will explore strategies utilized to incorporate various subjects in the Art and Design curriculum. Participants will create and critique lessons utilizing different approaches discussed. We will also review easy to use Education Technology that can be implemented in The virtual classroom to enhance the learning experience.
Teaching Agriculture Virtually
Presenter: Whitlyn Miller
Engage teachers in using technology to help build lessons and allow teachers to appreciate farming techniques to help with national and social development.
Preparing for Student Engagement by Design: Structuring the Science Virtual Learning classroom and your practice
Presenters: Mrs. Sharnell Robinson & Mrs. V. Sweeting
This session will help the science teacher achieve full student engagement. Review some teaching and learning strategies, providing an idea as to how they can be employed using virtual interfaces.
(Primary and High School Teachers)
Track and Field in a Virtual Environment (Part 2)
Presenter: Travanno Ferguson
Using new applications to assist teachers in a virtual platform.
CAREER & TECHNICAL STUDIES TEACHERS
Business Studies Junior
Creating Virtual Lessons
Presenters: E.O. Colebrooke & Desiree Edgecombe
This session will expose teachers to various online platforms that can be used to connect their students to for forms of assessments.
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.
Empowering Parents during COVID19: The Digital Landscape
Presenters: 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.
Guidance & Counselling
ONLINE SCHOOL COUNSELLING: PRIMARY & HIGH SCHOOL LEVELS (PART 2)
Presenters: Tennille Ryan, Sharmaine Forbes, Tiffany Barr & Tamara Bethel
Counsellors use the information gained in the previous session to work in school-levels, to build virtual individual or group sessions to add to the counselling database.