BREAKOUT SESSION 8
Friday, 11th September 2020
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
First Year Teachers
Insights Into The Student Services & Student Development Sections
Presenters: ADE Patronella Rolle & Principal Dwayne Higgins
The Session will provide new teachers with a general overview of The Student Development Section and Student Services
Assessing Preschoolers in a Virtual Learning Environment
Presenters: Linda Regis & Darryl Poitier
This session will present types of assessments which can be used to effectively assess student performance in a virtual classroom. Tips for selecting and developing authentic, reliable and valid assessments will be discussed. Participants will develop a sample of an appropriate virtual assessment for preschoolers.
Components of a Practical Interdisciplinary Unit (IDU) lesson
Presenters: Barbara L. Dorsett (EO) & Waynette Hanna
Participants will view and share concepts observed in a live interdisciplinary lesson.
Creating Mathematics Videos
Presenters: Ms. Antonia Bain; Dr. Joan D. Rolle
Technology provides dynamic opportunities for instruction in mathematics and STEM classrooms. Teachers can enhance the learning process and make concepts come alive through engaging and interactive media.
Cross-curricula Integration and Enrichment
Presenters: Gwendeline Conliffe; Yienderia Martin
The session will analyze the Grade 1 Pacing Guide; provide suggestions for activities to be utilized during Enrichment Days.
Stir it Up…Literacy in Religious Studies!
Presenters: Philippa Rolle, S.M. Alexandria Ferguson, T.T.
"Research shows that teacher integration of literacyrelated instructional strategies facilitates student learning across all content areas.” (www.sde.ct.gov) This workshop seeks to expose teachers to literacybased instructional strategies that could be used to improve content-area learning. Key reading strategies that work in every content area will be explored. These include the following: activate prior knowledge, infer meaning, use word attack strategies, visualize and use graphic organizers. These strategies will be applied to content from the Primary Religious Studies Curriculum during the workshop. Teachers will also be exposed to online resources that could be utilized.
Cross-curricula Integration and Enrichment
Presenter: Gwendeline Conliffe; Yienderia Martin
The session will analyze the Grade 2 Pacing Guide; provide suggestions for activities to be utilized during Enrichment Days.
Effective Use of Social Media in the Classroom- (Facebook)
Presenters: Joanne Turnquest & Lonice Hart
This session will assist teachers to effectively integrate Social Media, namely Facebook, into class lessons, assignments and homework. Participants will learn how to perform the role of an administrator in a group or page and to set roles or privileges to certain persons. The participants will be given strategies to develop digital citizenship, in their students by setting rules for the operation of the group or page, submission of work, and online behavior.
Primary Computer Studies
Turn Your PDF into an Interactive Flipbook
Presenter: Mrs. Nicola Archer
Import one or several PDF’s into Flipping Book Publisher to create a digital publication in a fast and easy way.
ARTS & SCIENCE TEACHERS
Performing Arts (High School)
Planning, Preparation and Execution of Instruction in the Digital Era
Presenter: Dr. Dion Cunningham
At the conclusion of the session, music educators would be more equip to deliver content in the virtual environment.
High School Mathematics
Navigating the Mathematics Scope & Sequence
Presenter: Greta P. Kemp
Teachers will distinguish the differences in a topic’s objectives within a particular strand and across two or more strands from grades 7 – 12. Determine appropriate activities at each grade level 7 to 12 in a particular topic.
Social Studies Junior High
Inquiry Based Learning in a Social Studies Virtual Classroom
Presenters: Mrs. Jessica Darville
This session is geared towards Social Studies teachers in creating lessons that encourage Inquiry Based Learning. The focus of the session will demonstrate how the Inquiry Based Learning can be implemented into Social Studies lesson so as to enhance student engagement. Inquiry Based.
Putting It All Together: An Holistic Approach
Presenter: Mrs. Alicia Brennen-Brathwaite
Welcome educators in Modern Language Unit from Primary to Senior High to a “new normal” for the new school year and discuss pertinent information.
Language Arts (High School)
Presenters: Keva Knowles & Wendy Newton-Bowe
Provide in depth knowledge of the editing features
Enhance ability to provide feedback to students on work submitted.
Explore a variety of editing features that facilitate feedback and exchange with students on their work.
Hydroponics farming and the “National Emergency Food Plan”
Presenter: Jerry Kelly
Hydroponics farming is one of the best ways to ensure a reliable and cost effective, energy and water saving method of growing crops all year round. In this session teachers will be introduced to the hydroponics production technology system adopted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources.
“Assessing Teachers in a Blended Learning Environment”
Presenter: Ms. Ruth E. Pennerman
Whether it is in the traditional or virtual classroom, it is necessary that teachers use various skills and strategies when Whether it is in the traditional or virtual classroom, it is necessary that teachers use various skills and strategies when executing the lesson. Reasoning, empathy, interpretation and inquiry are just a few skills that should be utilized by teachers. In addition, the lesson must have a thematic approach; relating Bible to real life situations. In this session, teachers will be reintroduce to these skills as the presenter identifies the ‘look fors’ in assessing the Religious Studies teachers.
The Way Forward in a Virtual Classroom
Presenter: Yolande Cole-Samuels
Teachers will be able to understand the importance of teaching virtually Teachers will learn about best practices that can assist with the development of lesson kits, schemes and lessons Teachers will appreciate the role of technology in articulating lessons.
Completing Practical coursework One line: Teaching, practicing assessing skills how do you continue?
Presenter: Mr. K. Dawkins
This session will expose teachers to how they can complete coursework or a practical on line and complete the assessment.
(Primary and High School Teachers)
Let’s Wrap It Up: Embarking into our New Normal
Presenter: EO Clara Storr
A question and answer segment for Physical Education to prepare for a virtual environment.
CAREER & TECHNICAL STUDIES TEACHERS
Business Studies Junior
How to adjust to teaching virtually.
Presenter: Iris Strachan
This session will give teachers the opportunity to express how they feel as it pertains to the reopening of school and preparations for working in a full virtual environment.
Family & Consumer Studies
Education on Demand *Webinar Creation *Course Outline *Online Office Hours for Students *Open House for Parents
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
“Orientation of Newly Appointed Business Teachers”
Presenter: Education Officer Mrs. Gwendolyn Johnson
This session is designed to inform newly appointed teachers of their role and responsibilities as a Business Studies teacher and briefly outline the purpose of pacing guides, resources kits and team teaching.
Plan 11 Special Education SubCommittee
Presenter: Dr. Carolynn Hall Knowles
The purpose of this workshop is to share plans for students with special educational needs and the reopening of schools for with Special Education Teachers Teacher Aides, Parents and Caregivers (Stakeholders).
Fostering Resilience Through Adversity by Balancing the Unbalance.
Presenter: Miss Atiya Wildgoose
& Antoinette Lewis-Deveaux
This interactive session will evoke participants into discovering different methods of improving the relationship with students while in a virtual/blended classrooms. Teachers will discuss three types of students (typical. Ideal and problematic) and how they can foster resiliency in these students while promoting learning. The session will define academic self-efficacy, behavioral self-control, and academic self-determination.
Guidance & Counselling
The Buoyant Guidance & Counselling Unit
Presenters: Mazorian Powell & Clevette Gibson
In groups, counsellors will highlight the salient points of the session and incorporate them into a personal plan for the new school year.