BREAKOUT SESSION 5

Wednesday, 9th September 2020

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

First Year Teachers

Managing Finances in Challenging Times (Fidelity)

Presenter: Jamaal Baker

Summary: Tips and strategies to assist new Hires manage their finances.

PRIMARY TEACHERS

Preschool

Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Show the Progression of Skills in  Balanced Literacy Lessons Through the Week 

Presenter: Dr. Laverne Byfield 

This session will explore the use of Blooms taxonomy to plan lessons specifically balanced literacy lessons. The skills in the taxonomy will assist the student to progress from lower level skills to higher level skills through out the week of lessons. 

Grade 3 

Language Arts: “Showing the Connections”

Presenters: Gwendelene V. Conliffe & Yienderia S. Martin

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 taught in isolation but integrated to improve students’ writing.

Grade 6 

Spiralling the Social Studies Strands in Sixth 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 1

Strategies for New Adventures in Religious Studies

Presenter: 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.

Grade 4

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 Performing Arts

The Exploration of Primary Music Educators Digital Resource Tool Kit

Presenter: Mrs. Perrise Saunders-Simon

Resource Tools that can be utilized (Tool kit: Kahoot, Quizzes, Quizlet, Live worksheets

Grade 2 

The way forward for Grade 2 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 5

Effective Strategies and Best Practices for Teaching Science Virtually

Presenter: 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 which support the primary instructional program will be shared. 

Primary Computer Studies

Creating videos using Windows Movie Maker

Presenter: Ms. Michelle Wilson

Teachers will launch PowerPoint and open the slide show presentation that contains an image they want to use in Windows Live Movie Maker Video.

ARTS & SCIENCE TEACHERS

Performing Arts (High School)

Assessment in a Virtual Environment

Presenter: Ms. Shaquita Stubbs

As we transition in this new era of virtual school and virtual learning it is important that we do not lose the connection between these two elements. It is therefore necessary that we find new and creative ways to assess our students in all areas of music. During this session Music Educators will be introduced to some ways in assessing students’ performance in a virtual environment.

High School Mathematics

Integrating Differentiated Techniques With Remote Lesson Planning

Presenter: Allyce Pratt

Discuss delivery and questioning strategies, colour labels, differentiated game levels, informative assessment options, and the use of video and support links in remote learning.

Social Studies Junior High

Utilizing Canva for Education to create Social Studies Content Part 2

Presenter: Mrs. Sherell Edwards

In (3) one-hour sessions teachers will be exposed to a tech tool called Canva for education. Teachers will explore the Tech tool, Canva for Education and use this tool to produce Social Studies digital content to share with students, parents, and colleagues. Canva for Education, however, can create downloadable content for digital or in-person distribution.

Modern Languages

Useful Resources For The Spanish Language Classroom

Presenter: Ms. Ebony Johnson

Educators will discover useful resources for the Spanish Language Classroom through the use of technology with the goal of enhancing the learner experience within the online classroom.

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

This session explores active learning as a strategy for your online classroom. It will demonstrate active learning in practice.  Give appropriate examples and provide applicable tips to implement in your zoom classroom instruction. Participants will be required to engage in a number of activities during the session.

Religious Studies

“Using Office 365 to Create Quizzes and Surveys”

Presenter: Mrs. Wendy Bowe

Microsoft Forms is an application which allows you to create shareable surveys, quizzes and polls in minutes. In this presentation, teachers will learn how this application can be very useful in the virtual classroom. It is great assessment tool and allows for real time/immediate results and analysis of them.  Educators can acquire information digitally for surveys, research and background information.  It can be shared quite easily and as a collaboration tool. In this practical session, participants will get a chance to create assignments, survey and analyze the data presented.  

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)

Focus on Youth

Social Sciences

Utilizing the History Curriculum Pacing Guide

Sciences

Tech tools for Enhancing Online student/Teacher Experience in Science

Physical Education

(Primary and High School Teachers)

Data Collection: Evaluating Students Virtual Performance in Physical Education

CAREER & TECHNICAL STUDIES TEACHERS

Business Studies Junior

Online Assessments

Presenter: E.O. Colebrooke & Mrs. Natasha Uriz

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

Building Student Engagement in a Virtual Environment

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

Presenter: 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

WhatsApp Messenger (an alternate to LMS) is a freeware and crossplatform messaging and voice over IP (VoIP) service owned by Facebook. The application allows the sending of text messages and voice calls, as well as video calls, images and other media, documents, and user location.

Types of services provided by the Department of Social Services

Attendance Officers

Presenter: Mrs. Pauline Claude

Officers should have a better understanding of Social Services new protocols on immigration, the referral process, and be better prepared to advise clients how to access those services.

Guidance & Counselling

ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS : VIRTUAL SCHOOL COUNSELLING

Presenters: Clevette Gibson, Tamara Bethel & Jemia Rahming

School Counsellors will be exposed to online counselling guidelines derived from the American School Counselling Association, adapted to national policies.