CED trains K-3 teachers on design thinking

CED trains K-3 teachers on design thinking

The MSU-IIT College of Education (CED), in partnership with DOST-Science Education Institute and the Department of Education-Regional Office 10, organized an online regional training titled “Design Thinking in K-3 Science and Mathematics Teaching” on April 21-23, 2021.

Sixty-six kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3 teachers from the public elementary schools in the region participated in the three-day activity which was held via Zoom.

The training aimed to promote the Design Thinking mindset to K-3 teachers by letting them experience the Design Thinking process in a series of workshops. Besides making the teachers design thinkers, the training likewise intended to promote Design Thinking amongst K-3 learners. To do this, the participants were tasked to develop lessons in Science and Mathematics that incorporate the principles and processes of Design Thinking. The lessons were critiqued, revised, and prepared for implementation in their respective classes.

The lectures on the importance of early childhood education, characteristics and needs of K-3 learners, and the state of K-3 teaching and learning in the Philippines and in Region 10 also enriched the participants’ understanding of the gaps in the K-3 Science and Mathematics teaching that they may fill in using Design Thinking as an approach to problem solving.

The messages of the DOST-SEI Director Dr. Josette T. Biyo, DepEd-10 Regional Director Dr. Arturo B. Bayocot, Jr., and CED Dean Dr. Amelia T. Buan elaborated the purpose of the training and inspired the participants to actively participate in the sessions.

The training is part of the DOST-SEI’s Project Science Teacher Academy for the Regions (STAR) where MSU-IIT is a partner university. MSU-IIT STAR trainers served as resource persons and workshop facilitators: Dr. Manuel B. Barquilla, Everlita E. Canalita, Jun Karren V. Caparoso, Grace P. Liwanag, Joneil B. Medina, Ivy Claire V. Mordeno, Joan Rose T. Luib, Mary Joy F. Luga, and Charity I. Mulig-Cruz.

CED Dean Dr. Amelia T. Buan, who is a STAR trainer herself also helped facilitate the workshops. Dr. Nick C. Pañares and Dr. Marino O. Dal, regional education program supervisors in Science and Math likewise served as resource persons. Mr. Rex Sario, a Master Teacher of Balogo Elementary School in Pangantucan, Bukidnon was also invited to share his school’s success story in implementing Design Thinking.

 The participants received certificates of completion with 15 CPD credit units. They are expected to cascade the training in their respective schools and divisions within the year.

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IIT claims 7 in Top 10 of October Met Eng’g board exam

IIT claims 7 in Top 10 of October Met Eng’g board exam

by Rex Godinez Ortega

MSU-IIT turned in a performance worthy of its stature as one of the best engineering schools in the country by dominating the top 10 – even occupying the first four slots – of the list of 2016 Metallurgical Engineer Licensure Examination passers released yesterday.

IIT metallurgical engineering graduate Aliza Marie Padilla Salces tops this year’s board exam with a score of 87.85%.

In last year’s licensure exam, Marian Nida Sagarino Lumungsod of IIT takes the number 2 spot.

Salces leads six other MSU-IIT graduates who make it to the top 10 of the October 11 – 13 licensure exam that results to 58 new metallurgical engineers out of a total of 71 examinees from three schools – MSU-IIT, UP-Diliman, and Mapua Institute of Technology-Manila.

“I am happy but not really surprised that MSU-IIT is on top,” says Chancellor Sukarno D. Tanggol when reached for comment.

“Our College of Engineering and Technology is really at par with the best in the country,” Tanggol adds.

The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th spots in the top 10 list are taken respectively by IIT graduates Jeraldine Pasaol Lastam (87.30%), Maryrose Joy Torres Aparece (85.65%), and Mark Ianne Ledesma Nunez (85.50%).

Maria Theresa Reserva Raganas (83.55%) lands in sixth place while Stephen John Jamora Sanchez (82.60%) and Artric Jeano Valde Morilla (82.45%) bring up the rear at 9th and 10th spots.

Sanchez ties with two graduates from UP-Diliman at the no. 9 spot.

UP-Diliman also takes No. 5, 7, and 8 places in the list of passers of the exam that was given by the Board of Metallurgical Engineering in Manila and Davao.

MSU-IIT posts a 76.09% passing rate in this year’s exam with 35 examinees making it out of the total 46 who took the exam.

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