IIT CED Faculty conducts TTL1 workshop

IIT CED Faculty conducts TTL1 workshop

by Juliet Tero



Faculty members in the MSU-IIT College of Education spearhead the conduct of Technology for Teaching and Learning 1 (TTL1) on June 19-21, 2019 at the CEd Amphitheater and the ICT Laboratory rooms.

 Dr. Lowell G. Lucero, the team leader, along with the other trained facilitators, Professors Osuardo A. Pabatang, Jr., Rovie Gretchel P. Bucad, and Juliet C. Tero, served as Resource Speakers. Dr. Amelia T. Buan and Ms. Kaycee Michelle A. Dapanas also delivered their talks on technology resources for implementation in the classrooms. Select faculty members in the college also served as facilitators and committee workers.

 Nine (9) participants came from the MSU-IIT CED-IDS-IRDA; 1 from MSU-General Santos; 2 from MSU-LNAC; 2 from MSU-Maguindanao; 1 from MSU-Naawan; 5 from MSU-Marawi; 1 from St.Peter’s College, Iligan; 1 from Iligan Capitol College; and 1 from Sta. Monica Institute of Technology, Iligan, or a total of 23 persons.

 Dr. Josefina M. Tabudlong, the College Dean, welcomed the participants to the 3-day activity during the opening program on Day 1.  After this TTL1 Seminar-Workshop, a follow-up training on TTL2 will follow, which would be scheduled in later days, after the necessary preparations would have been made.

 Said training is the required echo-seminar conducted by the faculty who attended the TTL1 training in the Bukidnon State University, Bukidnon last July 24-28, 2018.

Topics : education  teaching  technology

ODUP hosts Institue Academic Program Advisers Orientation Workshop

ODUP hosts Institue Academic Program Advisers Orientation Workshop

by Sarah Elizabeth Allen

orWith a new school year nearly opening this year, the Office of the Director of the Undergraduate Program under the OVCAA hosts an Institute Academic Program Advisers Orientation Workshop at the CED Amphitheater, March 26, 2019. This workshop involves discussing issues deemed important in the enrollment and admission of students. 

The thrust of this event is to strengthen MSU-IIT’s strategies in providing students with equitable access to education, well-informed academic advisers, who will assist students in their growth and encourage them to pursue learnings compatible to their life goals.

The premise of this is because MSU-IIT values students for their unique backgrounds thus, creating a developmental approach towards advising for students to be active in their education in MSU-IIT and beyond. 

All program advisers coming from the different colleges are expected to attend this important event which will last for 1-whole day. 

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.

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. 

Institute trains 60 faculty and staff for technical writing

Institute trains 60 faculty and staff for technical writing

by Sarah Elizabeth N. Allen, OPI

MSU-IIT, with its theme Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, continues to pursue faculty and staff upgrading by providing them trainings that would produce highly competitive individuals for the benefit of the host.   This is due to the proliferating research studies from the varied fields of the Institute which need to be shared with others.  Particularly, there is a need to share these to the layman masses who will eventually benefit the cause.  

Thus, in addressing this need, the Institute conducted the recently concluded Technical Writing Workshop which trained 60 participants from both faculty and staff of MSU-IIT.  This writeshop was sponsored by the Office of Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development (OVCPD) and co-organized by the Office of Publication and Information (OPI), Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE), MSU-IIT Center for eLearning (MICeL), and Information and Communications Technology Center (ICTC), and was held at the Apple Tree Resort, Opol, Misamis Oriental.

The training lasted for three days, September 13-15, 2017, which covered lectures and workshops on publishing formats, and journalism ethics. The drive of this Writeshop was to train faculty and staff on the basics of writing and publishing research news. Above all, the writeshop highlighted on news writing style, news hosting websites,  journalism ethics, and the boundaries of press freedom.

The said event had six speakers, five from the different Philippine press agencies and one in-house speaker, namely: Mr. Paul Icamina of Malaya News, Mr. Melvin Calimag of Newsbytes.ph, Ms. Hermelina Tenorio of Philippine Broadcasting Service-Radyo ng Bayan (DZRB), Ms. Teresita Baluyos from DOST Region X, Ms. Ma. Lilibeth Padilla of STII-DOST; and Dr. Arnold Alamon of the Sociology Department in MSU-IIT.

On the first day, Icamina lectured on How to Write Science News where he emphasized the big difference between News writing style and textbook or scholarly journal writing. Accordingly, he taught the need for catchy news slants and less technical jargons for news writing.  Calimag discussed on the various web tools, web interface apps and interesting click baits which cater as news hubs for the web. His lecture also featured sites like Twitter and WordPress which he highly encouraged to be used for setting up news sources.

The second day had another round of activities from the speakers. Tenorio lectured on Science Broadcasting, particularly doing interviews and newscasting science researches. The participants were divided into groups and made them perform news broadcasting. Baluyos, on the other hand, discussed Journalism Ethics and the boundaries to consider when practicing free journalism. Finally, Padilla very briefly discussed Media Dissemination and Monitoring.

On the final day, Alamon gave a lecture and workshop on Writing for the Social Sciences. He facilitated a workshop on headline writing for various media publications like the newspaper, internet, and FaceBook.

The three-day writeshop concluded with high hopes that the offices had been fueled up to write news for the Institute website. And since the writing momentum has started, majority realized though that technical writeshops such as this need further follow-up trainings. The participants pleaded that each college will be given thorough trainings on technical writing, specifically addressing their fields of specialty. With this, the Institute foresees to not only have competent researchers but also highly competent research news writers in the near future.

Topics : technical writing  research  workshop