BREAKOUT SESSION 6

Thursday, 10th September 2020

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

First Year Teachers

Join a grade or subject session below.

PRIMARY TEACHERS

Preschool

Let’s Go Digital With Resources-
Creating and Selecting the Best Digital Resources for an Effective Virtual Preschool Programme

 

Presenter: Tramaine Ingraham

Digital learning is our New Reality. In utilizing online platforms, the use of digital learning resources is necessary. Preschool educators must be well equipped to not only manage such environments but also be able to create appropriate learning resources that enable preschoolers to gain the most of the online experience along with ensuring student success. During this session, a definition of digital learning resources and types of digital learning resources will be explored. Lastly, digital resources that are appropriate for the preschool environment will be discussed. 

Grade 3 

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 6 

Strategies for New Adventures in Religious Studies

Presenter: Shirley L. Ferguson

The R.S. Curriculum is based on 5 strands: Basic Beliefs and Teachings, Purpose, Values, Community Living and Celebrations. As teachers provide instruction they should seek to make cross curricular connections in order to make learning meaningful for the students.  Themes such as Discovering my Identity and Choices could be connected to Science, Family Life and Social Studies.  In this session teachers will explore the R.S. pacing chart, themes for cross curricular connections and resources that could be used in the blended learning classroom.

Grade 1

The way forward for Grade 1 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 4

Effective Strategies and Best Practices for Teaching Science Remotely

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 which support the primary instructional program will be shared. (grade 4 concepts)

Primary Performing Arts

Create Your own ‘Tings’

Presenter: Mrs. Deceya Scott

Facilitators will share with teachers step by step ways to build lessons.

Grade 2 

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 be taught in isolation but integrated to improve students’ writing.

Grade 5

Spiralling the Social Studies Strands in Fifth 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.

Primary Computer Studies

Create interactive worksheets using Google slides

Presenter: Mrs. Nicola Archer

Teachers will learn how to transform traditional worksheets, including MS Word and PDF documents and JPG into interacting online worksheets, using Google Sides.

ARTS & SCIENCE TEACHERS

Performing Arts (High School)

“Technology” “Flipgrid” Musictheory.net

Presenter: Ms. Crashan Johnson

Teachers will be exposed to practical and theoretical platforms for virtual school.

High School Mathematics

Navigating the mathematics Scope & Sequence

Presenter: Greta P. Kemp

Teachers will distinguish the differences in a topic’s objectives from grades 7 – 12.

Social Studies Junior High

Utilizing Canva for Education to create Social Studies Content Part 2

Presenters: 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

Embracing Learning

Presenter:Ms. Dania Parra

Presenting tools to help teachers feel comfortable with the use of platforms to deliver content as well as integrate everything necessary to make distance learning a pleasant experience.

Language Arts (High School)

SharePoint

Presenter: Wendy Bowe & Keva Knowles

Create formative and summative assessment forms and provide techniques and strategies for the creation of a variety formative and summative assessment tools. 

Agricultural Science

A step by step guide to making your own Agricultural Science Instructional Video

Presenter: Nekisha Rolle

This session looks at a structured way of creating instructional videos for teaching and learning. During the session, teachers will explore digital storyboarding and putting together content for online instruction. Teachers will explore a number of platforms to create videos such as We video, Moovly, and Animito. Teachers will also discuss ways to encourage students to create their own videos for learning subject matter content.

Religious Studies

“Creating Gateway to a Better Digital Resources”

Presenter: Mrs. Vernetta Ferguson

In order to effectively teach remotely, it is necessary that teachers have a library of digital resources. In the discipline, it is difficult for teachers to find online resources that relate to the content. Therefore, it is important that teachers work in cohesion to create the necessary resources. In this sessions, teachers will be shown how to build these resources.

Visual Arts

(Primary & High School Teachers)

Assessing Visual Arts in a Virtual Classroom

Presenter: David King

This presentation seeks to encourage the use of assessment in their teaching styles. Art teachers will be able to gather
relevant information about student performance or progress, or and to determine student interests to make judgments about their learning process by way of Self and
Peer Assessment. Throughout a lesson, the teacher will check for display of the Bloom’s Taxonomy and different categories in art, by guiding students to use formative assessment to evaluate themselves.  Using self-assessment, students express what they think about their learning process and what they should work on. Using peer assessment, students get information from their classmates about what areas they should revise and what areas they’re good at.

Health & Family Life (High School)

Webinar 2 Focus on Youth

Presenters: Lynette Deveaux and team

Welcome back and questions. Answering sensitive questions Game.

Social Sciences

Utilizing the Geography Curriculum Pacing Guide

Presenters: Latoya Francis, Janet Parker-Rolle & Robert Nabb

Geography teachers will give recommendations on the pacing guide. Teachers will be present and give input.

Sciences

Science Investigations, Lab Reports, Virtual Labs: What Tech tools & Strategies can we use

Presenter: Mrs. C. Neely

This session will look at tools and resources that are available for Science Teachers to facilitate virtual laboratory investigations

Physical Education

(Primary and High School Teachers)

Resource Kits & New Teachers Resources

Presenter: Mr. Dwayne Higgins

Providing teachers with additional resources to assist in the preparation of the new year.

CAREER & TECHNICAL STUDIES TEACHERS

Business Studies Junior

Scratching Coding in the virtual Classroom

Presenter: EO Aldeka Colebrooke

During this session teachers will be able to demonstrate the use of Scratch Coding and create their own project using Scratch.

Family & Consumer Studies

FCSE Making Career Connections

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

“An Introduction to the Career Path for Bahamian Teachers”

Presenter: Education Officer Mrs. Demetira Rolle

This webinar will introduce the Career Path to teachers, outline the promotional assessment procedures, help teachers to determine whether they are eligible to apply for promotion, and give them guidelines for successful application.

Technical Studies

NCCER Certification-Workshop Wrap-Up

Presenters: Alexander Darville & Mark Hughes

SPECIAL SERVICES

Special Education

Training for assessment in remote learning in the post –COVID classroom.

Presenter: Mr. Collin Hutchinson

Exploration and discussion of assessment methods for online learning.

School Psychologists

Best Practices in School Psychology

Ms. Lakiska Russell

In this session participants will review the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) 2020 Practice Model with specific focus on the 10 domains of practice and discuss culturally relevant strategies for implementation.

Effective Communication in a Virtual World

Attendance Officers

Presenter: Mr. Valdez Russell

Officers would gain vital knowledge on how to market the area and also how to use social media to advance their own personal agendas In addition officers would also learn proven organizational strategies to improve productivity.

Guidance & Counselling

GENDER SENSITIVE ONLINE COUNSELLING & INTERVENTION: A FOCUS ON THE MALE AND ATRISK MALE STUDENT, IN A FEMALE DOMINANT COUNSELLING ENVIRONMENT

Presenters: Grace Community Church Male Outreach Team

The Leadership Outreach Team of Grace Community Church, who assists the juvenile court in mandatory education upgrade will provide proven strategies for assisting both the male and the ‘at-risk’ male student.