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.

PRIMARY TEACHERS

Preschool

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 &
Jihan Dumount

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.  

Grade 3 

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.

Grade 6

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 1

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

Grade 4

The way forward for Grade 4 HFLE in the remote learning era

Presenters: 

Summary.

Primary Performing Arts

Performing Arts: The Digitized Era

Presenter: Mr. Rashad Cunningham

Teachers will be shown sample lessons on creating virtual classrooms.

Grade 2 

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.

Grade 5

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.

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)

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.

Modern Languages

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)

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

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.

Religious Studies

“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.

Visual Arts

(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.

Health & Family Life (High School)

Resource Development Training

Presenters: Rujean Hart and Team

Introduction. PowerPoint presentation. Drafting the document

Social Sciences

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.

Sciences

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.

Physical Education

(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.

Family & Consumer Studies

FCSE Curriculum Implementation *Curriculum Guide *Syllabus / Certification *National Pacing Guide *Instructional Resource Kits

Presenter: Ms. Raquel Turnquest

Summary

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

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.

Personal Development

Attendance Officers

Presenter: Ms. Cherry Pinder

Officers would obtain tested coping strategies on how to manage stress.

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.