by Jun Caparoso, CEd for OC-OPI
The College of Education together with the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) and the Department of Education Regional Office-X, trained fifty (50) in-service public elementary school teachers on “Teaching Elementary Math through Problem Solving” on November 4-7, 2014 at the College of Education, MSU-IIT.
The DOST-SEI’s Science Teacher Academy for the Regions (STAR) project funded the said teacher training.
On the first day, the participants (from 10 divisions of Region X) explored the K to 12 Elementary Mathematics Curriculum. They also had a vicarious learning experience on problem solving pedagogy as select teachers gave sample teaching demonstrations.
On the second day, the teachers learned about Lesson Study as a requisite in developing a research lesson.
Four teachers had the chance to implement their developed research lessons during the sample teaching demonstrations at Tambo Central School on the third day. On the last day of the workshop, the participants prepared action plans for the implementation of their lessons as they return to their own classes.
Ms. Joan Salise of DOST-SEI, Dr. Marino O. Dal (representing the DepEd-X Regional Director), Ms.Teresita Baluyos, (representing the DOST-X Regional Director), graced the opening program of the said training-workshop.
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Edgar W. Ignacio also lauded the three agencies of the government – MSU-IIT, DepEd and DOST – for coming up with a relevant teacher training in the region. Also present were CEd Dean Prof. Esmar N. Sedurifa and Department of Science and Mathematics Education Chairperson Prof. Diamer B. Capilitan.
Prof. Amelia T. Buan, Prof. Joan Rose T. Luib, and Prof. Grace P. Liwanag, spearheaded the training after they were trained at UP NISMED last September. Meanwhile, Mathematics Education experts Dr. Myrna E. Lahoylahoy and Prof. Virginia A. Sombilon, served as facilitators and gave their critiques during the presentation of lessons.
The event was the beginning of the numerous trainings that MSU-IIT is conducting with its partner, the DOST-SEI in Mindanao.