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Curriculum officers in theMinistry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training will facilitate a number of presentations on Teachers’ Professional Day, tomorrow Friday, October 23.

Curriculum Officer, Andrea Nichols, responsible for the area of physical education (P.E), will conduct a workshop on this subject, from 9:00 a.m. at the Wildey Gymnasium, Wildey, St. Michael. 

It is a collaborative effort with the National Sports Council (NSC), and will see several primary school teachers and coaches from the NSC being exposed to instruction in the fundamental skills and activities in P.E.

Dr. Denise Charles, who is responsible for the Arts, will make a presentation to teachers at Workman’s Primary on Team Building While Social Distancing In A COVID-19 World. The event will be held at Bath Beach House, Bath, St. John, from 10:00 a.m.

Peripatetic teacher Sam Maynard will journey to St. Silas Primary in Orange Hill, St. James, where he will demonstrate the practical application of Measurement in Mathematics.  

He will also instruct teachers on the various strategies to employ when teaching measurement across age groups in the primary system.  The session starts at 11:00 a.m.

Meanwhile, Curriculum Officer, Pamela Hunte, will facilitate a session at the Olga Miller Nursery School that will examine aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).  

The school, which is in the pilot project of Coding and Robotics, is hoping that teachers would be better able to grasp several STEM concepts and utilise these with pre-schoolers to help them understand science and technology. This event will be held at the school in Farm Road, St. Philip, from 11:00 a.m.  

Teachers’ Professional Day is part of the activities to mark Education Month, which is this year being celebrated under the theme: Adapting To Changes in the 21st Century.

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