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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
“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.
(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.
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.
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
(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.
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
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.