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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Serbisyong medikal at dental, inihandog sa mga lokal na mamamayan
Sa panulat ni: Bb. Maria Kimberlei Baldado
Pag-aabot ng tulong pangkalusugan bilang bahagi ng pagdiriwang ng ika-20 anibersaryo ng Pamilyang PSHS–Cagayan Valley Campus.
Tinatayang 150 mamamayan ng Pawac, Masoc, Bayombong at Dulli, Ambaguio ang nahandugan ng serbisyong medikal at dental mula sa Pamilyang PSHS-CVC noong Hulyo 7, 2016 na ginanap sa Pawac Elementary School.
Ang isinagawang Outreach Program ay bahagi ng pagdiriwang ng ika–20 anibersaryo ng PSHS-CVC na nakapokus sa pagbibigay-halaga at pagpapatibay sa kalusugan ng mga mamamayan sa lokal na komunidad. Layunin nito na makapagbigay ng serbisyong pangkalusugan sa mga bata, matatanda, kalalakihan, kababaihan, at sa mga senior citizens.
Naisakatuparan ang Programa sa pamamagitan ng bukas na pagbibigay ng tulong at oras ng mga Parent Doctors ng mga iskolar ng PSHS-CVC, ang pagpapamudmod ng school supplies sa mga estudyante ng Pawac Elementary School mula sa Pamilya Cornel, gayundin ang pakikibahagi ng mga guro at istaf, ang pakikilahok ng mga kawani ng PHO (Provincial Health Office), at higit sa lahat ang mainit na pagtanggap ng mga residente.
“Special thanks to Philippine Science High School-Cagayan Valley Campus for choosing Pawac ES as the venue of your noble purpose—the Medical and Dental Mission for the communities of Pawak, Masoc, Bayombong and Dulli, Ambaguio. Thank you for celebrating with us your 20th Founding Anniversary and thank you more Sir Salvador Romo (PSHS-CVC Director), your staff, your stakeholders and of course to Sir Ronald Navalta for sharing us your blessings. We couldn’t find the right words to say Thank you. The people of Pawac were so happy because the medical and dental clinics came over to serve them. May your tribe increase. God bless and more power to Pisay!” Ito ang mensahe ng pagpapasalamat ni Gng. Celia S. Valera, ang tagapamuno ng Pawac Elementary School sa PSHS-CVC.
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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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