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A webinar designed to assist teachers to incorporate the resources of the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) in their lesson planning is scheduled to take place on Saturday (November 14), beginning at 1:00 p.m.

The live-streamed event, organised by the Education Department of the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) is being held under the theme ‘Supporting Art, Experiences and Learners’.

The public can join the free online forum via the NGJ’s YouTube channel, https://youtu.be/kCFLv8IOB5Q.

Assistant Curator and Head of the Education Department, NGJ, Kirt Henry, told JIS News that the webinar is designed to train educators and teachers-in-training “to effectively incorporate the museum as a resource space”.

“So what we are trying to do is to allow educators in training and the wider public, not only to see the museum as an entertainment space but a space in which you can conduct research, you can use our artefacts to assist how you deliver a particular lesson in the classroom,” he said.

He noted that persons within the cultural and creative industries and parents who are involved in the training and teaching of children can also tune in to the event.

The main presenters are curatorial assistants Cristal Clayton-Wallace and Dwayne Lyttle, who will speak on the topics ‘Your lesson design and NGJ’s consultative process’ and ‘National Gallery of Jamaica Education Department Services’.

They will speak about the services offered by the NGJ and the process of booking tours. 

Mr. Henry is also encouraging members of the public to view a video on the NGJ’s YouTube channel, titled ‘Education through the Museum Experience’ before attending Saturday’s event.

Persons will be asked to fill out an evaluation form after the session.

For further information on the webinar or to request information about a particular artefact, persons can contact the Education Department via the email: educate@natgalja.org.jm or call (876) 922-1561, (876) 922-1563 or (876) 618-0654.

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