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Developing and Teaching Online Courses
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Developing and Teaching Online Courses

Welcome to DTOC. This course has been designed to support NCERD officers to design and develop their own online or blended courses. To that effect, the learning activities and assignments have been designed to build onto each other as building blocks: officers will learn by doing as they create the pieces that will become their course. Holistically, the course teaches instructors in different educational contexts how to develop online and blended courses and how to teach in an online environment.

NCERD Courseware Developers Training
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NCERD Courseware Developers Training

This training initiative is designed to provide NCERD subject experts the ability to convert current training initiatives to blended and/or fully online courses using a Bichronous delivery models using a Moodle online platform. The support is divided into two different components. The first component is designed to provide a general understanding among all NCERD designers and developers of some of the core Learning Design principles, and provide core technical Moodle LMS skills, the second component is to offer substantive online support while NCERD designers/developers build their courses on the NCERD Moodle platform.


COL  Training Faculty Leads  (20SU-CTC-0001)
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Teacher: Marisa BrandonTeacher: Candacie ConstantineTeacher: Leslin ElliotTeacher: Schontal MooreTeacher: Omwattie RamdinTeacher: Monique SariusTeacher: Maranda Sobers-StollTeacher: Quenita Walrond

COL Training Faculty Leads (20SU-CTC-0001)

The Commonwealth of Learning, in supporting the transition to online teaching and learning at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute, has selected a cadre of Faculty Leads (Trainers) to support other faculty in effectively designing, developing and delivering online courses. This is the designated course space for realizing that process of transitioning from the f2f to the online modality.

Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities
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Teacher: Uette Mitchell

Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

Are you a general education teacher who is worried, concerned, or frustrated because you do not have the knowledge, skills, and strategies to teach students with learning disabilities? Well worry no more because help is available! 

Welcome to the exciting adventure of “Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities”! In this course you will discover new, creative, and evidence-based strategies to enable you to effectively educate children with learning disabilities in your general education classroom. The course has four fun, informative, and interactive modules that will be covered over a five-week period.  

The course is designed to;

  • Deepen your understanding of the nature and needs of students with specific learning disabilities.
  • Empower you to adapt and modify the curriculum to meet the diverse needs of students with learning disabilities.
  • Enhance your capacity to implement evidence-based teaching methodologies for students with learning disabilities.

Thank you for enrolling in “Teaching Learners with LD”! I look forward to your participation and wish you every success as your make your classroom a little heaven here on earth, one student at a time!


Learning Activities for Social Studies teachers  at the Primary Level
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Teacher: Omwattie Ramdin

Learning Activities for Social Studies teachers at the Primary Level

  • Have you met me?

  • A warm welcome to this course Learning Activities for Social Studies teachers at the Primary Level.

    Fellow Educators,

    Thank you for pursuing this short, but important course 

    As I bid you a warm welcome, I want you to know that while I understand that you are pursuing this course in challenging times, I can assure you that I will do my best to ensure that you are taught as per "normal" and that all materials/ power point slides will be made available to you via email, moodle, zoom, etc. I encourage you to discipline yourselves to attend virtual classes every week, engage in the suggested readings, complete your assignments on time and to the best of your ability. 


SEN/D Visual Impairment and Blindness
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Teacher: Gale Layne-Blue

SEN/D Visual Impairment and Blindness

Greetings everyone!
Indeed Guyana's education is moving from a place of little or no technology to a place where we now have every aspect of our education facilities online. we have come a far way! and being able to deliver this course online highlights our technological advancement.  it is my pleasure to be facilitating Visual Impairment and Blindness with you all. it is my hope that at the completion of this, all participants will have a better understanding of and can differentiate between impairments and blindness. 

Introduction to Special Education Needs and Disabilities
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Teacher: Savvie Hopkinson

Introduction to Special Education Needs and Disabilities

Introduction to Special Education Needs and Disabilities will present opportunities for you to garner information, techniques and diagnostic tools to detect unique learning needs of students. Over the years there has been many changes and development in the way education is delivered to the student population. There has been an increase in children with special education needs and disabilities receiving educational instruction in classrooms with their non-disabled peers rather than separate from them. Therefore, we believe that if students are utilizing the same teaching-learning environment, teachers must be prepared to embrace and function in such a setting. This course is designed to ensure you are provided with information, knowledge, and skills to build in your practice the experiences needed to manage and thrive in challenging learning environments.

The Integrated Language Arts Curriculum in the Classroom
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Teacher: Myra Patterson

The Integrated Language Arts Curriculum in the Classroom

Hello teachers of English, welcome to the course “The Integrated Language Curriculum in the Classroom”. I am Myra Patterson, Senior Test Development Officer/ Subject Specialist (English) at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD). I am in the education sector for twenty-five years where I taught English Language and English Literature at the Secondary and Tertiary Levels. I can assure you that you will be very happy to be a participant in this course since it was especially designed/ created to help you to be an outstanding English teacher.


                                                                        

Physics for Teachers at the Primary and Lower Secondary Levels Part 1
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Teacher: Keisa Johnson-Richards

Physics for Teachers at the Primary and Lower Secondary Levels Part 1

This course is designed to enhance teachers' knowledge and skills in facilitating physics related concepts at the Primary and Lower Secondary levels. It is observed that questions based on the concepts identified in this course are not popularly selected and performed well by students at the National Grades 6 and 9 Assessments. This course is hoped to build teachers competency in delivering these concepts so that their students will have profound knowledge and understanding of them thereby improving student performance.

Teaching Learning Resources – Making Learning Fun through the use of Innovative Instructional Aids.
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Teacher: Myra Pierre-Moore

Teaching Learning Resources – Making Learning Fun through the use of Innovative Instructional Aids.

This course covers seven weeks of engaging lessons for newly appointed teachers as well as those who need a refresher to enhance their knowledge, skills and abilities in the design, development and use of teaching and learning resources. Teachers will participate in activities that will boost their skill set practically and motivate them to reflect on their instructional practices with a view of making necessary adjustments for improved performance of learners.

Effective Teaching Strategies in Social Studies using ICT
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Teacher: Shemlyn Batson-Andrews

Effective Teaching Strategies in Social Studies using ICT

The role of Social Studies Educators is more than just to transmit knowledge to our learners. The course is aimed at equipping Primary School Teachers with a repertoire of teaching strategies that can be employed to meet learner needs, with the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT). Social Studies educators who will be exposed to this course will be better able to produce learners who will live healthy and productive lives in the society they find themselves

Teaching of Mathematics at the Primary Level
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Teacher: Kathleen Parasnath

Teaching of Mathematics at the Primary Level

Game based-learning has evolved as a teaching and learning method for classroom practices. This course pays emphasis on the importance and effects of game-based learning in mathematics. 

It strives to distinguish the difference between gamification and game-based learning. Acknowledging these differences enables teachers to plan lessons that will stimulate learners active engagement. This in turn provides learners with ample opportunities to develop knowledge and cognitive skills as well as connect mathematical situation to their context.

Integrating games in mathematics help teachers to provide support for learners with special needs, and  increases their understanding of concept taught mathematics. 

Knowing how to plan and execute the use of game-based learning in mathematics effectively will help you the educator to adjust content, and skills which can eventually impact learners performance in assessment.




Secondary Teachers of Mathematics Up-Grading Programme
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Teacher: Vishnu Panday

Secondary Teachers of Mathematics Up-Grading Programme

This teacher upgrading course in Mathematics seeks to help teachers of Secondary mathematics upgrade their content knowledge in the seven strands of secondary mathematics. The course will empower teachers with knowledge about the concepts in those strands as well as the pedagogies associated with the teaching and learning of those concepts.

There is a variety of courses to choose from and teachers can start from anyone. The concepts are presented in an engaging way with examples and challenges embedded in them.

There are NINE modules in this course that are designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and competencies to teach secondary Mathematics up to grade 9. This is an online blended course which will afford you the opportunity to consolidate on your content knowledge while offering you the pedagogical support which you would need when you teach. 


A Beginner's Guide: Teaching of Reading
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Teacher: Joycelyn Alberts

A Beginner's Guide: Teaching of Reading

A Beginner's Reading Course was designed for   Nursery and Primary  school teachers. It  is expected that after the completion of this course teachers  will be equip with the necessary knowledge and practical skills to teach reading.  Teachers will also be able to  assess learners reading level and diagnose  instructional strategies to correct  reading deficiencies. 

 Teachers were previously train in these areas during face to face workshops but the covid 19  pandemic made this challenging. 

This course is divided into five units. Participants are expected to complete each unit and respond to module activities in the discussion forum.

Back to the Basics - A Guide to Teach Phonics
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Teacher: Marisa Brandon

Back to the Basics - A Guide to Teach Phonics



Hi Educators! 
Welcome to 'Back to the Basics - A Guide to Teach Phonics' or as I would call it B2DB - 101.
this course was constructed to aid teachers in the way in which Phonics is taught within their educational context. It will also bring about awareness to pedagogy, target audience (students), and how to proficiently plan lessons that are just not content-based but caters to diverse students.
Back to the Basics - A Guide to Teach Phonics is a five (5)weeks course with 4 units. At the end of each unit, students will be asked to complete an assignment. 

In this course, educators (students) will rekindle the need to teach phonics to and through diversity embracing key strategies. 
The objectives of this course are:
  • Promote an inclusive learning environment by highlighting factors that would aid in their pedagogy and provide accessibility for all children.
  • Encourage educators to employ the use of multisensory techniques and practical resources
  • Stimulate learning of phonics by using age-appropriate strategies. 

Online Workshop for English Coordinators
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Teacher: Monique Sarius

Online Workshop for English Coordinators

This Online Workshop for English Coordinators was designed to empower Regional Coordinators to support the English teachers in their respective regions. Regional Coordinators are working in the schools and are intimately aware of the challenges and strengths of their teachers and are in a better position to render practical support to them. 

Previously this was delivered in a face-to-face setting. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has made this mode of delivery challenging. Consequently, the need arose for this to be conducted virtually and what better way to do this than through a LMS. 

This course (workshop) is divided into 8 units. There will be many opportunities to collaborate with each other as coordinators work asynchronously. Effort was made to use various mediums of communication to facilitate learning in this space. At the end of the course there will also be room to make suggestions/recommendations in the evaluation of this course. 

Looking forward to connecting with all of you!! 


Support for Chemistry Teachers
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Teacher: Asif Shaw

Support for Chemistry Teachers

Hello everyone and welcome. I am Asif Shaw and I will be your facilitator for this course. I am currently a Test Development Officer with NCERD and I have over 15 years classroom experience teaching Chemistry at both CSEC and A Levels. There is much to discuss and we can all learn form each other to strengthen our pedagogy and deliver quality education to our students. Thank you for participating and I look forward to our journey. 

Basic Principles of Measurement and Evaluation for Classroom
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Teacher: Deon Farrell

Basic Principles of Measurement and Evaluation for Classroom

The Course Objectives

1.  Participants will have an understanding of the process of writing items for classroom testing 

2. Participants will have knowledge of the purpose of measurement and evaluation


Teaching Social Studies at the Primary Level
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Teacher: Bernadette Persaud

Teaching Social Studies at the Primary Level

For the teaching of Social Studies to be a worthwhile activity, it should be undertaken systematically and from an informed position. This course is designed to help Primary school teachers acquire the skills in selecting and using various teaching methods/strategies in the teaching of Social Studies. However, participants in this course will use the inquiry-based approach that will allow them to examine the Social Studies curriculum at the primary level.  


Differentiated Instruction in Social Studies Education
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Teacher: Candacie Constantine

Differentiated Instruction in Social Studies Education

Differentiated instruction requires changing content, delivery, and assessment methods based on students' needs while maintaining the same standards and objectives for all learners. Students need instruction that considers many of the obstacles that they will face in the classroom. Research shows that differentiated instruction is effective for high-ability students as well as students with mild to severe disabilities (Doubet & Hockett, 2015). Differentiated instruction provides students with many different options for approaching learning tasks. As students become responsible for their learning it is reflected in higher levels of engagement.


Basic Chemistry for Primary and Lower Secondary School Teachers - Part 1
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Teacher: Maranda Sobers-Stoll

Basic Chemistry for Primary and Lower Secondary School Teachers - Part 1

Teachers pursuing this course will be exposed to Interactive ways of teaching Basic Chemistry concept taught at primary and the lower grades at secondary schools. 




Continuous Professional Development in Mathematics for Primary Teachers
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Teacher: Leslin Elliot

Continuous Professional Development in Mathematics for Primary Teachers

This Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Course is designed to introduce teachers, especially at the primary level to ways in which they can help learners to develop and maintain their mathematical confidence.  Throughout the module there is a focus on building children’s and teachers’ confidence and competence through videos, manipulatives, positive reinforcements and affirmations. These will provide learners with the opportunities to gain experiences through engagements and explorations. This module embraces the importance of growth mindset as the cornerstone for confidence building in teaching and learning mathematical concepts.


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Teacher: Petal Kadir

Continuous Professional Development - Science

Think about these questions, and how this Course will help you!

  1. How do your students respond when it is time for Science? 
  2. Do you want to improve the quality of your Science lessons and improve your students' reaction to Science?
  3. How can you improve your students' performance in Science? 

Administering Guyana Diagnostic Assessments (Grades 1 and 2)
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Teacher: Quenita Walrond

Administering Guyana Diagnostic Assessments (Grades 1 and 2)

This course will act as further reinforcement for teachers at the Grades 1 and 2 level who require assistance and guidance in the administration of the Guyana Diagnostic Assessment (GDA) for this level. 

You will be guided, step by step, through both GDA Part 1- The Learner Survey of Background Knowledge, Interest and Dispositions; and Part 2- Content Assessment for Mathematics and English Language Arts.

Participants will also learn how to create a classroom data set, analyse said data, and use data trends to create flexible groupings for learner- responsive (student-  centred) teaching and learning.


Introduction to Basic Computer Literacy Course (Phase 1)
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Teacher: Kim Spencer

Introduction to Basic Computer Literacy Course (Phase 1)

Introduction to Basic Computer Literacy is designed to provide the general skills and knowledge needed to use the computer. At the end of this course participants will know 

  1. The main parts of the Computer System
  2. The functions of these parts
  3. How to correctly use aspects these parts. and
  4. Phrases and Terms associated with the Computer System.