Ahead of virtual open house, Johnson City teacher talks strategy to success, despite the screen

first_img“We wanted to make sure that we set time aside that we could address specific needs, wants, concerns with the parents about their own specific child beforehand,” she explained Tuesday. She’s putting this plan in place to nurture the parent-teacher relationship that she said is extra important this year. When parents are then brought all together, the plan is to talk about more big pictures topics like home expectations and schedules. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — With so many events turned virtual, the Johnson City Central School District is adapting the open house experience into an online format. Normally in-person, she’s tackling the added challenge of a screen between her and parents by offering personal meetings on top of the group session. Johnson City fifth grade teacher Taylor Plocinski is preparing for her school’s virtual open house. Plocinski elaborated that she hopes to establish herself as resource for parents, for the benefit of the students.last_img read more

DOH: Fear of vaccination behind polio resurgence

first_imgDOH secretary Francisco Duque III said theaverage polio vaccination from last year until early this year has been subparfrom its target of 95-percent vaccination rate. The Philippine government declared poliooutbreak on Thursday following a confirmed case of a 3-year-old girl from Lanaodel Sur. The DOH declared an outbreak after finding onepositive case of the disease in Lanao del Sur and after environmental samplesfrom Manila and Davao tested positive for poliovirus, as these are “consideredan epidemic in a polio-free country.” Duque said the DOH has started itsimmunization program last month and plans to expand it to other parts of thecountry to meet the vaccination rate target. “We have begun the immunization against poliolast Aug. 9. We began this campaign in Manila and we will be expanding thisjust to ensure that our vaccine coverage will improve to about 95 percent,” headded. The DOH said it found type 1 poliovirus inManila and type 2 in Davao. There is another type of poliovirus, type 3. Theirmain difference is the makeup of the outer, protective coating called thecapsid./PNcenter_img “The average polio vaccination has been at 66to 68 percent,” Duque said. “It is really insufficient. We need 95-percentvaccination rate of protection or coverage.” MANILA – The public’s fear for vaccination wasamong the possible reasons for the resurgence of polio disease in the countryafter nearly two decades, the Department of Health (DOH) said. “The Dengvaxia issue was one of the severalfactors that led to low vaccine confidence on our people in the villageimmunization program and increase in vaccine hesitancy among our mothers,” headded.  Health secretary Francisco Duque III (second from left) administers anti-polio vaccine to a child in Quezon City on Sept. 20 in a campaign to end the resurgence of the deadly disease. BULILIT MARQUEZ/AP/TIME.COMlast_img read more

Olympiakos Leads Greek League after Coach’s Winning Debut

first_imgATHENS (AP) — Coach Oscar Garcia made a winning debut with Olympiakos as they beat lowly Lamia 2-0 to claim the lead in the Greek league on Monday.Garcia, the former Barcelona player, is the club’s third coach this season. The defending Greek champion has struggled to cope with strong challenges from AEK Athens and northern club PAOK.Marko Marin scored early, bursting forward to meet a long pass from Kostas Fortounis.Karim Ansarifard punished some sluggish defending, helped by Guillaume Gillet, for the tap-in before halftime.On loan from Everton, winger Kevin Mirallas returned after a five-year absence to Olympiakos at Karaiskakis Stadium.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img