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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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)
Presenters: Keva Knowles & Wendy Newton-Bowe
Provide knowledge on the creation of formative and summative assessment of topics covered through the year.
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.
“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.
(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.
CAREER & TECHNICAL STUDIES TEACHERS
Business Studies Junior
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.
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.
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
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.