Connected Integration

The connected model is view of the curriculum through an opera glass. This model of the curriculum focuses on the details, subtleties, and interconnections within an individual discipline; providing a close-up, so to speak within one discipline. This model a simple form of integration, it is focuses on making connections within each subject area (i.e.,Continue reading “Connected Integration”

Integrating the Curriculum

The Fragmented Model The fragmented model is a traditional design of curriculum. This Model organize the curriculum in such a way that dictates and separate topics and courses into distinct disciplines. In this model, the curriculum is viewed through a periscope, offering one sighting at a time: one directed focus on a single discipline (subjectContinue reading “Integrating the Curriculum”

Curriculum Integration

The mission of every teacher and learners at all levels should be to help young minds discover roots running underground contrary and remote things cohere and flower out from one stem. Learning through games, exploring, investigation and self discovery. To the young mind everything is individual, stands by itself. By and by, it finds howContinue reading “Curriculum Integration”

STEM in the National Standards Curriculum

The 21st Century brings with it new challenges which we must face and overcome if we are to survive as a nation. The imperatives of the present and the future require that we create a nation of critical thinkers and problem solvers. To achieve this goal we must change the way we teach to usingContinue reading “STEM in the National Standards Curriculum”

Mathematics Lesson Plans – Grades 4, 5 and 6

Term 1 Unit 1 – AimsThe study of Mathematics should enable students to: Acquire the necessary mathematical skills and learn concepts that will be used in real life situations and related disciplines. Develop   the   necessary   processes for   the   acquisition and application of mathematical concepts and skills. Recognise and integrate mathematical ideas with other disciplines. DevelopContinue reading “Mathematics Lesson Plans – Grades 4, 5 and 6”

Language Arts Lesson Plans – Grades 4, 5 and 6

TERM 1 UNIT 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIT This unit seeks to build on the skills taught in Grade 5 via the theme ‘Our Common Heritage”, sub-theme ‘Culture and Heritage’ and the focus question, ‘What was Jamaica’s road to independence?’ It facilitates the development of active listening and speaking skills through discussion of pre-independence history,Continue reading “Language Arts Lesson Plans – Grades 4, 5 and 6”

Language Arts Module

The Language Arts module is aimed at developing teachers‘ competence in the key components of Language Arts/Literacy instructions. Emphasis will be placed on the general Language Arts framework which includes lesson planning, resources, differentiated instruction, assessment and gender based learning at the primary level. The aim of this module is to: Prepare selected primary schoolContinue reading “Language Arts Module”

Reopening Preparations

In Jamaica the MoEYI has adapted the Framework for the Reopening of Schools developed by UNESCO, UNICEF, the World Bank and the World Food Programme (April 2020). The framework provides for three phases.  Phase 1- the phase prior to school re-opening Phase 2 – partial or phased reopening Phase 3 – all institutions reopened. The period priorContinue reading “Reopening Preparations”

Education in Emergencies

On March 10, 2020, The World Health Organization (WHO) designated the COVID-19 disease (COVID-19) a pandemic. Most education systems across the world have been affected by COVID-19. In a few instances, countries continued to keep schools open while enforcing preventative measures. This includes the establishment of protocols to handle possible COVID 19 cases and limiting social and extracurricularContinue reading “Education in Emergencies”