Guidance For Home Learning

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn It aims to build on the significant amount of positive work that has already been undertaken by teachers and education professionals across Scotland to support learning at home, as well as the advice and resources that are already available.The guidance covers three main areas:learning and teaching at home: this includes support for digital learning; children who are likely to be disproportionately impacted; and learners with additional support needsparental involvement and engagement: this includes details of local and national support and how local authorities/schools will require a different approach to being updated on a child’s developmentsupport for teachers and school leaders: including advice on learning resources; supporting pupils’ and staff health and wellbeing; and on leading colleagues and teams during this periodDeputy First Minister John Swinney said:“Given the unprecedented circumstances, we cannot predict when schools in Scotland will reopen. However, our focus is that while schools are closed, learning continues, and we all have a role to play.“Local authorities, schools, teachers and practitioners know their learners really well and have shown extraordinary dedication and professionalism in adapting and making decisions in the best interests of the children and young people.“While we do not expect teachers, parents and families to replicate schools or classrooms, we are committed to working with all partners in Scotland’s education system to protect pupils’ wellbeing, and ensure learning can continue in an appropriate way, wherever possible.“The guidance is aimed at those working in our education system. We are working closely with the National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) on further advice, aimed specifically at parents and carers, which will be published in the coming days.”Education Scotland Chief Executive Gayle Gorman said:“Moving into the summer term, practitioners, learners and their families will be preparing for more learning at home. Education Scotland is working with partners, prepared and ready to support all who are working with our learners across Scotland.”Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) General Secretary Larry Flanagan, said:“This acknowledgement of the work being undertaken by teachers and schools is welcome as is the commitment to provide further support to parents, pupils and teachers across an unprecedented period of extended closure.  “The EIS also welcomes the recognition that supporting the health and well-being of pupils and staff is a critical aim, as without that, maintaining engagement with education at any level becomes even more difficult.”The guidance is aimed at those working in our education system. We are working closely with the National Parent Forum Scotland (NPFS) on further advice, aimed specifically at parents and carers, which will be published in the coming days.BackgroundGuidance: Supporting Pupils, Parents and Teachers – Learning During Term 4 is aimed at those working in Scotland’s education system.The guidance has been developed by the Scottish Government and Education Scotland, with advice and input from COSLA, Solace, The Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES) and professional associations.Find Practitioner support for Online Remote Learning.The Parentzone Scotland website continues to be updated with relevant information on home learning for parents.last_img read more

Merlito Sabillo defends title in MassKara boxing

first_imgThe successful title defense on Friday was a first for the native of Toboso, Negros Occidental who won the belt after beating Indonesian Jack Amisa last June in Bacolod City.Moreover, the 33-year-old will now be allowed to fight overseas as he managed two wins in his last three matches, in compliance with the new ruling of the Games and Amusements Board.Dubbed “Fist of Glory: Double Championship – Road to Glory,” the boxing card was presented by the Maris-Monju-Mayor Bing Leonardia Boxing Development Program as part of the MassKara Festival.Sabillo had a blazing start when he pummeled Omayao with multiple hits, including a huge left straight that rocked the solid defense of his veteran opponent.Omayao responded with his own shots midway in the match but Sabillo regained his dominance with counter punches, enough to secure the unanimous verdict of the three judges.With the win, Sabillo improved his slate to 27-4-1 (win-loss-draw), with 13 knockout victories, while the 24-year-old Omayao went down to a 22-15-4 record, including seven stoppage wins.Meanwhile, Jayr Raquinel of Bacolod City captured the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation interim flyweight belt with a majority decision win over Richard Rosales.The victory enabled the 20-year-old to keep his record clean – eight wins (five knockouts), no loss and one draw./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’ Merlito Sabillo defends title in MassKara boxing ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Sunday, October 22, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=”]MERLITO Sabillo retained his ASEAN Boxing Federation (ABF) light flyweight belt after a unanimous decision victory over Crison Omayao at the SM City Bacolod Parking Area in Bacolod City.last_img read more

Curry shakes off rugged start to lead Warriors past Pelicans

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Curry shakes off rugged start to lead Warriors past Pelicans’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”][/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]OAKLAND – Stephen Curry watched his first 10 shots miss. Even his 11th rattled around the rim a few times before falling in.On a night when Golden State’s offense took nearly 20 minutes to get on track, Curry was determined to get his own game going. The two-time MVP did just that and the Warriors got another big lift from their bench while Kevin Durant sat out again.Curry scored 14 of his 27 points in the third quarter, Klay Thompson added 24 and Golden State held on to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 110-95 on Saturday.“I never lose confidence,” Curry said. “I was probably feeling myself too much from last game. Just made the game harder than it should be. You have to block it out the best you can, have a sense of amnesia almost, and just rely on the repetitions and work you put into it.”Curry scored 26 of his 33 in the second quarter of a blowout against the Chicago Bulls on Friday but struggled for most of Saturday’s game before finding his rhythm coming out of halftime, going 5 of 9 with two 3-pointers.The 0-for-10 start matched the worst of Curry’s career and came as part of a first quarter when the Warriors were held to a season-low 17 points. Curry didn’t make his first shot until 52.8 seconds left in the first half when his 19-foot jumper rolled around the rim three times before dropping in.“It takes a special kind of confidence to do what Steph did tonight,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “I would have quit after four shots and said ‘It’s not my night.’ Guys like Steph, MVP-caliber players, they find a way to turn a bad night into a good one.”Draymond Green had six points, seven rebounds and eight assists for the Warriors. Andre Iguodala added 14 points and led a strong effort on the bench.“The bench was the key,” Kerr said. “We were just rushing everything. They have a tendency to settle us down when we need it. We needed it tonight.”Golden State won its second in two nights without Durant, who sat out for the third time in four games with a sprained left ankle.Anthony Davis had 30 points and 15 rebounds for New Orleans, which had won three straight. Jrue Holiday added 24 points, including 17 in the first quarter. DeMarcus Cousins scored 15 points with seven rebounds.The Warriors pulled away behind Curry and led by as much as 16 before New Orleans cut the gap to 99-93 on Cousins’ second 3-pointer. Curry responded with an 18-foot jumper and the Warriors finished with an 11-2 run.“We were playing the way you have to play against that team if you have any chance at all of beating them,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “Then we started letting Steph and guys get separation. We got away from what got us the lead.” (AP)[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

Petron wallops Foton, goes 3-0 in Superliga

first_imgCourtney Felinski top-scored with 11 points while Selime Ilyasoglu chipped in 10 markers for the Tornadoes, which dropped to 1-1 win-loss card.Meanwhile, PLDT Home Fibr flirted with disaster before escaping with a thrilling, 24-26, 25-23, 18-25, 25-21, 15-8 victory over a crippled Generika-Ayala Lifesavers in the second game.American imports Grace Lazard delivered 22 points while Kendra Dahlke came through with 21 markers as PLDT took advantage of Lifesavers’ import Nikolle del Rio of Brazil, who crashed with an ankle injury in her debut game.In another match, Cignal HD Spikers caught fire, torching Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors in the second and third sets before going for the kill in the fourth to pull off a 23-25, 25-11, 25-16, 25-23 victory. Erica Wilson had 23 points for the HD Spikers./PN Petron Blaze Spikers cruised to its third straight win in the 2019 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix. VOLLEYBALL PH MANILA – Petron Blaze Spikers continued its fine start in the 2019 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix after a 25-19, 25-11, 25-12 win over Foton Tornadoes on Saturday night at Strike Gymnasium in Bacoor, Cavite.Reinforcements Katherine Bell and Stephanie Niemer led the way with 24 and 14 points, respectively, for the defending champions Blaze Spikers, which improved to 3-0 win-loss slate.The Blaze Spikers were never threatened in the game as they surged to an early advantage in each sets before preventing the Tornadoes from gaining momentum for an easy win.“Hindi ko inexpect na ganun kabilis Iang kalaban din kasi ang Foton,” said Blaze Spikers head coach Ceseal delos Santos. “Siguro maganda lang talaga ang naging takbo ng team namin. For sure lahat ng teams paghahandaan kami.”last_img read more

Malditas bows to Myanmar in SEAG football bronze game

first_imgAfter a scoreless opening half, theMalditas claimed a 1-0 advantage early in the second half with QuinleyQuezada’s close-range conversion at the 57th minute. The lead was nearly doubledbut Sarina Bolden’s hit was ruled as offside. Myanmar was able to tie the score at1-all with Myanmar’s substitute July Kyaw taking advantage of Malditasgoalkeeper Inna Palacios’ off-guard to convert a header at the 78th minute. With the heartbreaking come-from-behinddefeat, the national women’s football team extended its medal drought in theSEA Games to 34 years. Two minutes later, Myanmar snatched theone goal edge with Yee Yee Oo hitting one from close range. The Filipinas triedhard to mount a comeback, but could not find a decent attempt.center_img MANILA – The Philippine Malditas fellshort of a bronze medal finish following a close 2-1 defeat to Myanmar in the30th Southeast Asian Games women’s football bronze medal match at the RizalMemorial Football Stadium. Vietnam emerged as women’s footballchampion after defeating Thailand in the gold medal match, 1-0. Pham Hai Yenprovided the game-winning goal for the six-time champions Vietnam./PNlast_img read more

PBA: Ilonggo Monfort shifts from baller to NLEX coach

first_imgIlonggo guard Emman Monfort (blue) observes an NLEX Road Warriors training session. He is now an assistant coach of the team but still does not consider himself a retired baller. SLAMONLINE PHILIPPINES Monfort told “I’m grateful to the management and to coach Yeng (Guiao), of course, for giving me the opportunity. Isipin mo nakalaro na ako under coach Yeng, and now I am learning from one of the best coaches in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Blessing talaga ‘yun for me.” Monfort, who had stints with Barako Bull Energy, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings and Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters, said he does not consider himself a retired player as he is still open to return to the NLEX roster anytime.   “I think I am still super blessed to be part of a great organization and team. This time, obviously, I can only help by coaching and not playing,” said Monfort.He added: “I think it will still be a blessing for me whether to play or to coach for NLEX.” “Last year, may idea na ang NLEX na ilagay ako sa staff,” he added. “Nasa reserve lang ako last year. Tapos in the second conference, nakabalik ako sa lineup. Nung third conference naman ay binalik ako sa reserve.”center_img “When they offered it (coaching) to me, hindi na ako nagkaroon ng second thoughts,” the former Ateneo de Iloilo guard further said. “Mas ok nga na kilala ko (ang players ng NLEX) on and off of the court. ‘Yung iba, coach ang tawag sa akin, ‘yung iba naman ay kuya, at ‘yung iba Emman pa rin.” MANILA – What basketball diaries await Ilonggo guard Emman Monfort after he agreed to be one of the NLEX Road Warriors’ assistant coaches?The Iloilo City-native is grateful to the Road Warriors management for giving him the opportunity to be under the tutelage of head coach Joseller “Yeng” Guiao. NLEX executive Ronald Dulatre, for his part, said the 5-foot-6 guard Monfort now acts as the team’s skills coach and head of the team’s various coaching clinics.According to Dularte, Monfort and another former Road Warrior, Borgie Hermida, could be the tacticians of NLEX in the inaugural upcoming PBA 3×3 competition.“He tries to remain in basketball but on a different capacity. I think bagay sa kanya ang coaching because Emman has good basketball IQ,” said Dulatre. “Graduate din naman siya. If ever, he can also work as part of the NLEX corporate.”/PNlast_img read more

Reagan selected director of CAC

first_img Share Laura Lyles Reagan.By ALAN RAMIREZSpecial to the PRESSThe Children’s Advocacy Center of Cameron and Willacy Counties have announced Rio Grande Valley native Laura Lyles Regan as the new Executive Director of their organization. Reagan has been a contributor to the PRESS since last summer, where she’s written parenting columns and reported on South Padre Island. Reagan has an astonishing resume, having graduated with a Masters in sociology from the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley and acquiring an impressive 25 years of experience in grant writing, managing, organizing, consulting, and project development for nonprofits. She’s also worked with children with disabilities in San Antonio as her first non-profit.“My whole career, I’ve been focused on children, and as a sociologist, the greatest disparity that exists is between children and adults,” she said. Reagan has held many careers, from working as a substance abuse counselor in Mexico City to publishing a book titled “How to Raise Respectable Parents” back in 2016. “Believe it or not, it’s actually written for young adults, and the exercises at the end are for both the reader and their parents to come together,” she explained. Monica’s House first opened its doors in Brownsville back in 1998 alongside Maggie’s House in San Benito, which has been providing its services since late 2001. Both agencies work alongside child abuse professionals on the investigation and the prosecution of child abuse cases. Their services were so vastly needed that during 2018, they reported a total of 1337 children as receiving services at the Cameron County Child Advocacy Center. Their forensic team conducts the interviews to allow for a non-leading, non-suggestive conversation and overall promote a child-friendly environment. “It’s important that the interview is only done once as this often causes further trauma and re-victimization,” she said. After the investigation, the organization provides free therapy to children and their non-offending family members by offering family support. “Therapy can usually range from a few weeks to a couple of years, but the support is here for life,” Reagan explained. Reagan has many new and exciting plans as the new Executive Director stating. “We are hoping to move into a new building soon; it’ll allow us to build a new building for Maggie’s House, and Monica’s House is currently getting renovated,” she said.Due to its renovations, Monica’s House is asking for the community’s support in the beautification process. In efforts to raise funds, they are asking for the community support in purchasing an engraved paver to be installed on the grounds of Monica’s House no later than May 2020. Those interested can call (956) 455-3129The organization is also asking for local support in participating, and volunteering, at two events listed below: 3rd Annual Golf Classic: Heart Fore Kids – Saturday, February 22, 202010th Annual: Show the Trail Who’s Boss – Saturday, March 7, 2020For more information, volunteer inquiries, or for donations, the organizations can be reached at their numbers listed below: San Benito: Maggie’s House (956) 361-3313 Brownsville: Monica’s House (956) 986-2770 To report child abuse, call 1-800-252-5400 or go to RelatedKid Power at the Taste Testing ExpoLaura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS                   The wonderful smells emanating from the SPI Convention Center signaled delectable delights from 120 vendors. Sounds of happily empowered children and teens filled the air. This was the scene at the School Nutrition Product…October 25, 2019In “News”Native Son, Nolan Perez, MD Named to UT System Board of RegentsBy Laura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS   Nolan Perez, M.D., a 1989 Point Isabel High School graduate has been appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and confirmed by the Texas Senate, to join the University of Texas System Board of Regents to a two-year term which will end…October 4, 2019In “Features”Alligators Among Us: Nuisance alligator on SPI finds home in Gator SanctuaryBy Laura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS   South Padre Island Birding Nature Center and Alligator Sanctuary (SPI SBNCAS) received a call on the morning of October 27, 2019, from SPI Police Department regarding a four-foot nuisance alligator near the KOA entrance, right off Padre Blvd. Texas Parks &…November 1, 2019In “News”last_img read more

No. 21 West Florida defeats Shorter 3-1 on Friday night

first_img Sophomore Maddy Lenzini tallied 21 digs and added a team-high 13 kills in the win over Shorter. (Photo by Bill Stockland) No. 21 West Florida defeats Shorter 3-1 on Friday night Sharecenter_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 21-ranked West Florida volleyball team (17-6, 9-1 GSC) defeated Gulf South Conference opponent Shorter 3-1 on Friday night at the UWF Field House. West Florida used a balance offensive attack that had three Argonauts tally double-digit kills. UWF held Shorter to a .076 team attacking percentage and tallied eight blocks on the night.Sophomore standout Maddy Lenzini (Chicago, Ill./Whitney M. Young Magnet HS) led the Argonauts on the night with 13 kills and three blocks. Lenzini also tallied two service aces and 21 digs. Senior’s Lindsay Homme (Willowbrook, Ill./Hinsdale Central HS) and Jenny Bellairs (Osage, Iowa/Southeast Missouri State) had 10 kills each in the win with Bellairs tallying six blocks. Senior Sierra Hansen (Layton, Utah/Southern Idaho) tallied 29 assists in the win while freshman Tori Martella (Jacksonville, Fla./Providence HS) led the Argonauts with 24 digs.The Argonauts came out strong in the first set holding the Hawks to a .028 team attacking percentage in the 25-16 win. West Florida took a two set lead behind another strong defensive performance as the Argonauts tallied three blocks and held the Hawks to a .085 team attacking percentage.Shorter took the third set by a score of 25-23 as the Hawks tallied four blocks and held the Argonauts to a .158 team attacking percentage. West Florida responded in the fourth set with a 25-19 victory en route to earning the team’s ninth conference win of the season.The West Florida volleyball team will host the seventh annual “Pack it Pink” breast cancer awareness match against Lee University on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. CT in the UWF Field House. Donations will be accepted in lieu of tickets for the match, which will be preceded by a reception for cancer survivors at 2:30 p.m. in the Argonaut Athletic Club. The first 400 fans to arrive also receive a “Pack it Pink” T-shirt.For information on all UWF athletics, visit Friendly Versionlast_img read more

8,800 Students Back To School Today

first_imgKenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek… School administrators and local police and fire departments have been urging the wider community to prepare for busier morning travel… Dusek: “We’ll have right around 8,800 kids back in school for the next 170-180+ days and everybody’s really, really excited, and many of the elementary schools will have open houses throughout the week, lots of different opportunities.” Parents are urged to dress their children with some kind of reflective clothing or accessories.center_img Dusek: “Travel will probably take a little bit longer. Buses will be back in play and we’ll also have those flashing lights going, so please pay attention for all those little ones. It is, with all this cloudy weather, really dark out in the morning already, so please be aware because the buses and the kids and the bikes and walkers will all be back out on the road, so slowing down will be greatly appreciated.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Thousands of Kenai Peninsula students will be in class today, and drivers are urged to watch for school buses and students along local roads.last_img read more

U-Haul Rented By UPS Recovered In Anchorage, Packages Stolen

first_imgPolice say the empty truck was found near west 31st Street and Arctic Boulevard. The 14-foot U-Haul truck had been rented by UPS. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Anchorage police have recovered a truck stolen while it was being used to make commercial deliveries of packages. A driver just before 11 a.m. Wednesday was delivering packages to a home on west 57th Avenue when the truck was driven off. Police are asking businesses along Arctic Blvd between west 57th and west 31st avenues to check surveillance video after 11 a.m. Neither the thief nor the packages were found with the truck. They’re also asking residents to call if they see someone with dozens of suspicious UPS packages.last_img read more