MSU-IIT Researchers chosen to attend the GIST APEC Startup Training in Brisbane, Australia

MSU-IIT Researchers chosen to attend the GIST APEC Startup Training in Brisbane, Australia

by Lemuel Clark Velasco

With the Institute in full march of achieving research university status, commercialization efforts of research outputs as well as engagements with industries and international research networks has been one of MSU-IIT’s priorities. Last October 22-25, 2018, the research team from FAB LAB Mindanao, College of Nursing, College of Engineering and Technology and the School of Computer Studies was chosen by the Global Innovation Through Science and Technology of the U.S. State Department to attend the 2018 GIST APEC Startup Training in Brisbane, Australia.

The research team lead by Assoc. Prof. Lemuel Clark Velasco with Dr. Minnie Mamauag and Engr. Karl Martin Aldueso as team members of an internally funded research by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension participated in an intensive innovation commercialization training. In partnership with the Government of Australia, the Australian Academy of Science and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, 20 teams from 14 APEC countries with MSU-IIT, being one of the two teams representing the Philippines, participated in the GIST APEC Start up Training with the focus of supporting and training science and technology entrepreneurs. In the said start-up training, MSU-IIT team landed the Top 5 best pitch among the delegates around the world for the wandering elderly innovation technology. Through this on-the-ground training and mentoring by GIST, the Institute has upgraded its capabilities by strengthening its innovation ecosystem and global linkages.

CPE Training of CED Faculty in Malaybalay, Bukidnon

CPE Training of CED Faculty in Malaybalay, Bukidnon

by Juliet Tero

CEd faculty Dr. Rizalina Gomez, Dr. Nancy Hernandez, Prof. Osuardo Pabatang, Prof.

Rovie Gretchel Bucad, and Prof. Arlyn Alcopra attend the “Continuing Professional

Education: Enhancing the Capability of the College of Education Faculty in Teaching

the new Teacher Education Curriculum” on October 13-19, 2018 in Loiza’s Pavilion,

Casilang, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. Said training aim to provide teachers with information

and updates relevant to the New Teacher Education Curriculum, increase teachers’

content knowledge of foundation courses in the revised curriculum, enable teachers to

utilize various innovative and pedagogical strategies, and equip teachers to develop

relevant instructional materials needed in the recent curriculum.

The comprehensive 6-day training organized by Bukidnon State University, College of

Education was participated by (90) faculty members from the different Higher Education

Institutions of the Region which includes the Central Mindanao University,

University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, Ateneo de Cagayan – Xavier

University, Bukidnon State University, and Mindanao State University- Iligan Institute of

Technology. The Guest speakers and resource persons were Dr. Purita P. Bilbao, the Chair of

the CHED-TPTE, Dr. Edizon A. Fermin, Co-chair of CHED-TPTE, Dr. Evelyn M. Vicencio,

the Dean of COE-UE; Dr. Zita I. Dales, BUKSU Instructional Materials Development Center

Director; Dr. Marilyn U. Balagtas, Dean  of the Flexible learning and e-PNU (CFLEX),

Philippine Normal University; and Dr. Ditas L. Ligue, Extension Coordinator, COE West

Visayas University.

Marawi teachers undergo training-workshop on integrating peace into reading programs for children

Marawi teachers undergo training-workshop on integrating peace into reading programs for children

by Contributed News

In response to the need to counter images of war and the narratives of violence as repercussions of the Marawi siege, efforts are being undertaken to ensure that a culture of peace is cultivated, especially in the hearts of the children of Marawi.

To pursue this goal, a unique educational exercise was given in September via a training-workshop that would enable the teachers of Marawi children to combine peace education with the teaching of  reading.

A total of 47 DepEd-Marawi City elementary English Teachers attended the training workshop that was designed to capacitate them in the development of literature-based reading programs that integrated peace concepts and values.

The three-day activity entitled, Training-Workshop on the Teaching of Reading and Children’s Literature, was organized by the English Department of the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology (IIT).   

The training-workshop enjoys funding support from the US Embassy in the Philippines, and is conducted in partnership with Naawan HELPS, Inc. through the #ForMindanao Conflict Response and Peacebuilding Grants Competition.

It is one of 13 winning projects that received a grant from the US Embassy, and was designed to address the needs of communities within Lanao del Sur, particularly those in Marawi City.

The training-workshop is an extension project of MSU-IIT’s English Department that receives partial funding from the Institute’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE).

The project’s leader, Asst. Prof. Michelle Jeanne C. Caracut, said that the training-workshop participants were taught the importance of children’s literature and its role in a child’s learning about conflict and peace in the school system.

“The training-workshop took an interdisciplinary approach to reflect on the role that children’s literature could play when tackling these issues in the school setting,” said Caracut.

Caracut also pointed out that the training-workshop was special in another sense as it included a self-mastery workshop that, among others, made the participants become aware of the roles they can play in the lives of their children/pupils and provided them the opportunity to realize their potential to create change for the reconstruction  and development of Marawi City.

The training-workshop that was held at the CASSalida Theater of MSU-IIT on September 6-8, 2018   featured lectures by playwright and peace worker Assoc. Prof. Saturnina S. Rodil of the English Department; Prof. Lerry L. Valdez, a retired reading teacher from MSU-IIT; and Ms. Maricel P. Diza, Assisting Principal of the Doña Juana Actub Lluch Memorial Central School (DJALMCS) in Palao, Iligan City.

Rodil talked on Framing Children’s Literature with Peace Concepts. In her lecture and activities, Rodil emphasized that in framing peace concepts, cooperative behavior is expected rather than competitive behavior.

Competition at a certain situation is healthy,  but in many situations, it is actually cooperation that creates the kind of goal that we would like to happen,” Rodil said.

According to her, teachers are models of behavior in the school and if that is the norm that children see, children will follow such behavior.

Valdez, for her part, began by telling the participants a story entitled, Angel Child, Dragon Child, which served as the springboard for her lecture where she discussed concepts related to children’s literature including its genres, and the values of literature for children.

“The need then for understanding among peoples and cultures can be made possible through children’s literature. And because our children are the future of our world, there is this need for them to get to know about the culture, traditions, and practices of other peoples they share this world with the hope of having a culturally-integrated world where they could live in peace and harmony with others,” Valdez said.  

Diza, the third resource person of the training-workshop, shared with the participants the story of how the Basa Kubo Project of DJALMCS started and how this impacted learners, teachers, parents and other community stakeholders.

The Basa Kubo is a reading project of Diza’s school that set up mini-reading centers for their pupils that mimicked the look and feel of that ubiquitous Philippine structure – the bahay kubo.

Diza shared her vision for DJALMCS by giving the participants a school tour of their Basa Kubos and by showing them the reading corner of each classroom from Grade 1 to 6. She hoped that the participants would be inspired to make their own reading programs in their respective schools after seeing their reading activities.

The training-workshop expects the Marawi teachers to develop a reading program that would suit their learners’ needs, and which they are to present during a summit that is scheduled in December.

CED Attends Regional Training of Educators 2018

CED Attends Regional Training of Educators 2018

by Juliet C. Tero

On July 25-27, 2018, Dr. Manuel B. Barquilla, SUCTEA President for Mindanao Area, Dr. Lowell Lucero – Acting Head of the CEd Audiviosual Media Center, and Professors Osuardo Pabatang – SUCTEA Facilitator, Prof. Ruvie Gretchen Bucad, and Prof. Juliet C. Tero attended the Regional Training of Educators at the Audio-visual Center of Bukidnon State University, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, on July 25-27, 2018.  The said training was conducted by the State Universities and Colleges Teacher Education Association (SUCTEA), Region X, in cooperation with the MSU-IIT, Central Mindanao University, and Bukidnon State University.  Technology Teachers Training 1 was the main focus of the activity where Dr. Purita Bilbao talked on the policies guiding teacher education, and the Resource Persons shared with the group recent trends in technology, their advantages and utilization inside the classroom.

Topics : education  training  teacher education

CASS to host Writeshop on Responsible Journalism

CASS to host Writeshop on Responsible Journalism

by Sarah Elizabeth Allen

In line with the Institute’s campaign for active news and web presence, the College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) will be hosting a whole day training on Responsible Journalism Workshop this October 13, 2017, Friday at the CASSalida Theater.  The event will cover trainings on News, Feature, Editorial Writing and Photo Journalism which will be conducted by highly qualified resource speakers/trainers. The training is free of charge to CASS participants.  The CASS has been hosting several In-Service Trainings with the purpose of boosting its constituents’ skills, among which this Journalism Workshop belongs to.