BREAKOUT SESSION 4

Wednesday, 9th September 2020

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

First Year Teachers

Financial Matters for New Teachers

Presenters: Zella Symonnette & Ethelyn Adderley

Summary: The responsibilities of the accounting areas to ensure that the financial rules and regulations are adhered to. Additionally, to ensure that goods and services are received in the best interest of the government. An overview of the payrolls system in the public service, inclusive of services offered to public servants, and special allowances for teachers.

PRIMARY TEACHERS

Preschool

The Adapted Preschool Daily Schedules for Models A, B & C

Presenters: Emily Topey Rolle, Casharon Coakley, Esther , NewtonTheresa Hunter, Janette Hall, Ellen Rhodriquez & Joanna Neely

This session will present the adapted preschool schedules for the face to face, hybrid and fully virtual models of instruction. Each schedule incorporates the appropriate protocols and procedures for maintaining a safe in person and virtual learning environment. Developmentally appropriate strategies, routines, activities and resources for digital learning are included in the schedule. 

Grade 3 

The way forward for Grade 3 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

Grade 6 Teachers

Effective Strategies and Best Practices for Teaching Science Virtually

Presenters: Barbara L. Dorsett (EO), Latia Johnson, Lakia Williamson-Brown & Ronique Curry

We are currently experiencing remote learning with students at home; therefore teachers are compel to move their learning into digital format. To assist participants, a myriad of strategies and best practices (e.g. virtual field trips, discovery scavenger hunt ) which support the primary instructional program will be shared.

Grade 1

Spiralling the Social Studies Strands in First 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 4

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 Performing Arts

The Exploration of Primary Music Educators Digital Resource Tool Kit for Developing Engaging Live Lessons

Presenter: Mrs. Perrise Saunders-Simon

Teachers will engage in interactive session including student centered live lessons compilation.

Grade 2 

Strategies for New Adventures in Religious Studies

Presenter: Shirley L. Ferguson

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 5

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.

Primary Computer Studies

Creating videos using Windows Movie Maker

Presenter: Ms. Michelle Wilson

Create a movie/video, apply emphasis to narration and music.

ARTS & SCIENCE TEACHERS

Performing Arts (High School)

Content

Presenter: Ms. Jerquel Rolle

Prepare content in an online environment. Teach in a virtual environment.

High School Mathematics

Formulating Interactive PowerPoint Presentations

Presenters: Mrs. Kiffany Daxon & Mrs. Cecilily Flowers

After recapping the previous lesson teachers will volunteer to share their homework (new interactive PowerPoint)

Social Studies Junior High

Utilizing Loom for Education to create Social Studies Content Focus: ”How to use Loom and record your lesson for Remote and Online learning"

Presenter: Mrs. Sherell Edwards

This session will assist Educators with the creation of digital resources. We will explore Loom for Education a tech tool which can help with the production of digital content to share with students, parents, and colleagues.

Modern Languages

Useful Resources For The French Classroom

Presenter: Ms. Sheila Felix

To familiarize educators with resources available for face-to-face, hybrid or online instruction.

Language Arts (High School)

Microsoft Forms

Presenters: Keva Knowles & Wendy Newton-Bowe

Provide knowledge on the creation of formative and summative assessment of topics covered through the year.

Agricultural Science

Active Learning for the Agricultural Science Online Classrooms

Presenter: Nekisha Rolle

In this session, teachers will learn to create engaging learning activities and a set of strategies that will help them to conduct stimulating and effective Agricultural Science Virtual Classrooms.

Religious Studies

“Making Learning Stick no Matter where it Happens”

Presenter: Ms. Annika Bain

Kahoot is a game-based learning platform that makes it easy to create, share and play learning games or trivia quizzes in minutes. Nearpod is a student engagement platform that can be used for amazing effect in the classroom. The teacher can create presentations that can contain quizzes, polls, videos, images, drawing boards and web content. In this session, the presenter will model these TWO practical applications that will make teachers’ lessons more exciting and interactive. Teachers will get an opportunity to practice the proficiencies in these applications.

Visual Arts

(Primary & High School Teachers)

Technology and The Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Shavado Gibson

During this session teachers will be introduced to methods of introducing their lessons virtually. They will also learn how to record their lessons using online applications and phone recording.

Health & Family Life (High School)

Webinar 1 Focus on Youth

Presenters: Lynette Deveaux and team

Introduction of research. Introduction of Trainers & Participants. Activities & Games

Social Sciences

Utilizing the History Curriculum Pacing Guide

Presenters: EO P.Baker, Shakera Lightbourn & Delvano McIntosh

Teachers will be developing schemes and new integrated approaches. Teachers will share best practices and will discuss the various skills needed to effectively execute the history content.

Sciences

Tech tools for Enhancing Online student/Teacher Experience in Science

Presenter: Mrs. V. Sweeting

This session will demonstrate the various communicating tools.

Physical Education

(Primary and High School Teachers)

Tools Physical Educators may use Teaching Virtually

Presenter: Vandyke Bethel

Mr. Bethel will be introducing teachers to educational apps to assist teachers virtually.

CAREER & TECHNICAL STUDIES TEACHERS

Business Studies Junior

Online Assessment

Presenters: E.O. Colebrooke & Desiree Wilson

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

Best Practices Before the 1st Day of Online Teaching

Presenter: Ms. Raquel Turnquest

This webinar seeks to familiarize all Family and Consumer Science Teachers with the necessary procedures to be followed or strategies to be employed to cope with a shift between any and all of the School Reopening Models developed by the Department of Education.

Business Studies Senior

“Resilience Strategies During COVID and Beyond”

Presenter: Helene DeJong M.Ed., 

This webinar will help teachers to identify and practice resilience by using the self-care plane outlined.

Technical Studies

BTVI Online Platform-NCCER Certification

Presenters: Alexander Darville & Mark Hughes

Teachers will be shown all of the offerings of NCCER and how implementing the course structure of NCCER and utilizing the resources available can prepare their students for what industry is expecting in today’s world.

SPECIAL SERVICES

Special Education

How to use tools for virtual /remote learning effectively (Google Classroom; Youtube; Zoom and Whatsapp)

Presenter: Mr. Samuel Nelson

A learning management system is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, automation and delivery of educational courses, training programs, or learning and development programs.

Attendance Officers

Safety when conducting Home Visits

Presenter: Mr. Philip Johnson

Officers would gain a better understanding of how to change their approach when visiting clients.

Guidance & Counselling

DEVELOPING SURVEYS AND COLLECTING DATA WITH GOOGLE FORMS

Presenter: Dr. Russell Sabella Webinar facilitated by: Kendra Sealy

This is a pre-recorded American School Counsellor Association session where counsellors can receive 0.1 CEUs. It was previewed by the facilitator who will field questions.