GDOE holding new teacher seminar this week

Guam Department of Education (PNC file photo)

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) Division of Curriculum & Instructional Improvement is hosting the New Teacher Seminar for beginning teachers and first-year, limited-term teachers this week. 

The virtual seminar begins on Thursday, August 14th through Friday, August 15th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 The virtual training consists of teachers from each school site, and engages participants in sessions that will promote a smooth transition for the upcoming school year. Topics being explored throughout the seminar include lesson planning, classroom management, effective instructional strategies, and standards-based learning.  

“We are excited to have these new educators joining our department, and hope that this seminar will provide them with the tools and resources they need to better facilitate teaching and learning in their classrooms,” GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez said. 

“As we prepare for the upcoming school year, these evidence-based strategies will provide our new teachers with knowledge on delivering appropriate lessons using the right strategies while dealing with diverse learners in the contexts of real and virtual classrooms,” GDOE Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instructional Improvement Joe Sanchez said. “This seminar serves as a foundation course for beginning teachers to discover classroom instruction that works and how to apply these strategies while getting to know their students during their first year of teaching.”



New Teacher Seminar Schedule

Thursday, August 14, 2020


Friday, August 15, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Module 1:  Lesson Planning

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Module 2: Classroom Management

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Module 3:  Effective Instructional Strategies

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Module 4: Standards-Based Learning