FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Join Links will be active on Monday July 4, 2022 @ 8am
TOPIC: Let’s Go Digital
Creating and Selecting the Best Digital Resources for an Effective Virtual Preschool Programme
Target Audience: All Teachers
Presenter: Tramaine Ingraham
DESCRIPTION: 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.
11:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
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.
TOPIC: Transitioning from Good to Great Instruction with Guided Reading and Small-Groups
Target Audience: Upper Primary Teachers (Grades 4-6)
Presenter: Mrs. Latoya Smith-Burrows (Grade 5 Generalist, Virtual School)
DESCRIPTION: Guided Reading and Small-group Instruction are both effective approaches to teaching reading. The methods are based on differentiated instruction and use a flexible grouping technique which allows teachers to provide more targeted learning support to smaller, homogenous groups of four to six students. Pinnell and Fountas (2010) outline that the educational community have long accepted that the use of guided reading and other small-group pedagogies promote greater reading proficiency in students than whole-group instruction alone (pp. 2-5) Considering the ministry’s mandate to close learning gaps in literacy, the implementation of these strategies into schools’ literacy plan is of high priority.
TOPIC: Making Waves with the New Primary Science Curriculum
Target Audience: Grades 1-6 Teachers (400 participants)
DESCRIPTION: In this workshop session primary teachers will get to wade through the new curriculum in an “up close and personal way” as they explore the various strands and dive deep into the newly added Environmental Strand. This strand, in addition to providing information on Bahamian natural resources and conversation, will share strategies for getting students to apply what they are learning to everyday life in their schools and in their communities. Teachers will also surf the internet as they explore the ways in which technology has been integrated into the basic concepts, skills and activities in the Life, Earth, Physical and Environmental Sciences strands.
TOPIC: Using Animation / Video Editors for Kids
Integrating Literacy into Computer Lessons
Target Audience: Primary Computer Teachers
Presenter: Mr. Duran McNeil, Mrs. Arlene Demastias
Developing animation skills is growing in popularity, particularly in primary school. Film-based tasks allow students who struggle with paper/pencil-based reading writing to engage curiously with information and communicate ideas in a structured and engaging way. Teachers will learn about a wide range of online video tools for video creation and editing tools that their students will learn quickly. Teachers will take a look at the best easy to learn video editing software for kids.
TOPIC: “Differentiating Language Arts Instruction for Success at Grades 1, 2 & 3” – Implementing The Language Arts Curriculum
Target Audience: Primary School Teachers Grades 1-3
Presenters: Gwendelene V. Conliffe; Yienderia S. Martin
DESCRIPTION: This workshop is intended for teachers of grades one (1) thru three (3) in the primary schools. The main thrust of the workshop will be the implementation of the Language Arts Curriculum. General information about the Curriculum will be provided, to support differentiation in lessons and integration of the Language Arts strands at the lower primary grade levels.
TOPIC: The Orange, Blue and Green Economies: The Primary Social Studies Curriculum Cashes In!
Target Audience: Primary School Teachers
Presenters: Lonice Hart, SEO, Shantel Paul, SM, Lundia Russell, TT, Raymond Neymour, TT, Portia Sweeting, Director, The Bahamas National Trust
DESCRIPTION: The new Primary Social Studies curriculum, that will be implemented in August 2022, has its framework centered around the NCSS curriculum standards. Teachers’ participation in this workshop session would give them an appreciation of the natural environment where they can observe geographical features, the various aspects of our economy and its benefits and an overview of the new curriculum document by grade levels. Participants will observe various cultural displays to assess a various topics on culture and to identify various historical sites and venues that foster and cater to the orange, blue and green economies. Teachers would analyze geo-located historical sites and a marine protected area. This would help to demonstrate the integrated approaches to the Social Sciences.
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.