Teachers revisit new trends, strategies in teaching
by: Harold V. Gallo
Dr. Mercelita V. Orden, Vice President for Academic Affairs of PLT College and Ms. Zayda S. Asuncion, Professor of Saint Mary’s University facilitated the half-day sessions in which teachers were grouped by department.
Teachers in the Science, Mathematics, Computer and Technology (SMCT) department, listened to Dr. Orden as she shared many of the new trends she has used throughout her years as a teacher, administrator and researcher.
“Take the risk and grow!”, said Dr. Orden, who also shared many anecdotes to the SMCT teachers.
Ms. Asuncion updated the faculty members under Humanities with the tested strategies that she has used, read and researched.
“Let’s not forget what interests our students and take the chance to use the varied strategies. Always remember that the best visual aid in the classroom is still the teacher”, said Asuncion to the Humanities teachers.#
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Navalta to teachers: Test is an opportunity to learn
by: Harold V. Gallo
Dr. Jane D. Navalta stressed that “test is an opportunity for students to learn”, during the seminar-workshop on Test Construction and Test Measurements for faculty and staff of the school, July 28. 2016.
Dr. Navalta through her interactive lectures and activities emphasized the affective domains of teaching and value of openness to accept feedback.
“Tests should not be used for punishment, as a time killer and as a filler for unprepared class time of a teacher”, she added.
Employing varied individual and group activities, the resource speaker engaged the teachers to revisit assessment and evaluation of the academic performances of students.
The teachers were grouped according to specialization in performing the activities and special prizes were awarded to selected participants at the end of the activities.
Physics teacher Sheryl Agapito said in the last activity that “walang learner na di natututo, baka may piangdadaanan lang”.
The activity punctuated with the teachers reciting a “Teacher’s Pledge”.
Dr. Navalta is a professor of Nueva Vizcaya State University – Bayombong Campus.
The whole day activity is part of faculty and staff preparation for the opening of classes on August 1.#
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HEADSTART readies faculty, staff in next academic year
by: Mr. Harold V. Gallo
While other schools are already in the middle of their first quarter academic year, Philippine Science High School – Cagayan Valley Campus is still prepping up its faculty, staff and its facilities for the opening of classes on August 1, 2016.
Academic sessions, re–echoing of seminars, meetings and seminars were lined up to ready the employees for the next school year through the institutionalized HEADSTART that ran from July 25-29, 2016.
Dr. Aimee Marie C. Gragasin, Chief of the Curriculum and Instruction Services Division welcomed the teachers from their midyear vacation and updated them about concerns for the next school year in the opening program.
Mr. Harold V. Gallo, Chief of Student Services Division presented the School Calendar, followed by discussion of administrative matters facilitated by Mr. Raymundo DC. Manaligod, Chief of the Finance and Administrative Services Division in the morning of Day 1.
Dr. Salvador B. Romo, Campus Director, presided a meeting in the afternoon updating and reminding the employees about old and new academic and administrative concerns.
Program Coordinator, Mrs. Alice Manuel, discussed the new program of the senior year curriculum called SCALE in Day 2.
An Open House Exhibit in accordance with the celebration of the Science and Technology Week (NSTW) was hosted by the school in which hundreds of pupils and students from Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino and Isabela visited the interactive exhibits prepared by the faculty and staff in Day 3.
A Seminar–Workshop on Test Construction and Test Measurements was conducted in Day 4 with Dr. Jane D. Navalta, Professor of Nueva Vizcaya State University–Bayombong Campus served as resource speaker.
The last day of the activities punctuated with seminar workshops on New Trends in Teaching Strategies in SMCT and Humanities with Dr. Mercelita V. Orden, Vice President for Academic Affairs of PLT College and Ms. Zayda S. Asuncion, Professor of Saint Mary’s University-Bayombong, serving as resource speakers.
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PSHS–CVC hosts NSTW Open House
by: Mr. Harold V. Gallo
Hundreds of pupils and students of Nueva Vizcaya, Isabela and Quirino flocked at Philippine Science High School – Cagayan Valley Campus to witness and experience different exhibits in accordance with the celebration of the National Science and Technology Week, July 27, 2016.
This year’s celebrations of the NSTW were highlighted by simultaneous activities by S&T communities such as Bicutan Science Community, Los Baños Science Community, Manila Science Community, Quezon City Science Community and Department of Science and Technology Regional Offices and attached agencies.
“This is the first time that simultaneous celebration was conducted and it offered new and unique way of recognizing the roles and significance of science and technology to our country”, said Mr. Sadiri S. Corpuz, Department Head of the Science, Mathematics, Computer and Technology (SMCT) department of the school.
Pisay–CVC was tasked to host the Open House which featured interactive activities in Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Robotics, Research.
Corpuz, who is also a member of the Evaluation Team for the activities in Region 2’s celebrations, also said that the hosting of the Open House is a way to showcase the outputs, facilities and expertise of Pisay–CVC.
The Quiz Bee team of Advance Montessori Education Center of Isabela (AMECI), who also attended the whole day open house, said that they enjoyed so much the exhibits especially in Robotics.
Meanwhile, Daenniel Pelaez, a Grade 9 student from Nueva Vizcaya Comprehensive High School said that he learned new knowledge and wonders of science and technology in the various exhibits.
Additionally, the visitors were also toured around the campus and watch films that tackle pressing issues and wonders of S&T.
The Student Services Division also took the opportunity to advertise the National Competitive Examination (NCE) to Grade 5 and 6 pupils as part of their film viewing session.
The NSTW celebrations reeled off from July 25–29, 2016 across the country.
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Outstanding Scholars lauded in 17th Recognition Day
by: Dianne Joyce Matic
Editor In-Chief, The Pisay Explorer
Philippine Science High School – Cagayan Valley Campus lauded its scholars who exemplified excellence in curricular and extra-curricular activities during its 17th Recognition Day held last May 20, 2016 at SMU Tonus Gym, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.
Eighty eight (88) scholars made it to the Director’s List where 23 were Grade 7s, 36 Grade 8s, 14 Grade 9s and 15 Grade 10 scholars.
Additionally, 10 perpetual DLs emerged from the Grade 7, meanwhile 5, 2 and 7 scholars from Grades 8, 9, and 10, respectively.
Engineer Charleston Dale Ambatali of PSHS CVC Batch 2011 and UP Diliman Batch 2016, who ranked second during the ECE 2016 board exams, graced the event as the guest speaker.
Ambatali delivered a speech about his own high school and college struggles and discussed how those experiences enabled him to achieve what he has become now.
Furthermore, Edrian Paul Liao, Top DL of the freshmen, received the DOST YES Gold Medal Award and Mark Ely Namoro, Fusion Core Group President, obtained the PSYSY Excellence in Youth Science Leadership Award.
“I want to prove that any kid can do all these things with just intelligence and hard work,” Liao proudly expressed when asked about his accomplishments.
Natatanging Lingkod Parangal was given to Karlo Alonzo Guiang for serving as the Supreme Student Government President during academic year.
Along with Guiang, other Lingkod Parangal awardees included Namoro, Jarius Redmar Garcia, Aika Fritz Bejosano, Precious Jane Guerrero and Cyril Francis Wakit.
Grade 9 DL Beaver Sean Caraan said that “achieving is one thing but living up to that achievement is a different matter. It’s up to us, scholars, if we prove our self worthy of the awards we were given”.
Various citations were also given to a number of scholars who represented the school in division, regional, national and international levels.
The recognition was dubbed as DOTA: Day Of The Achievers.
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