NISMED conducts National Training of Trainers for Grade 10 Science Trainers

Capping four years of science training in the new K to 12 curriculum, 429 science trainers participated in the National Training of Trainers (NTOT) for Grade 10 teachers held at the National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (NISMED)...

Grade 4 science and mathematics National Training of Trainers (NTOT) conducted at NISMED

UP NISMED, in cooperation with the Bureau of Elementary Education of the Department of Education (DepEd) conducted the National Training of Trainers (NTOT) for Grade 4 Science and Mathematics.

NISMED teacher training caravan goes to Lucena City and Nueva Vizcaya

As part of NISMED’s activities for its Golden Anniversary Celebration, the NISMED teacher training caravan went to two places during the month of February 2015.

First public lecture for 2015 held

As a continuing activity for NISMED’s Golden Anniversary celebration of NISMED, the first public lecture for the year 2015 was held on the 14th of May at the Dolores F. Hernandez Hall, UP NISMED.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

(Left to right) Dr. Lourdes R. Baetiong, College Secretary of the UP College of Education,
Dr. Josefina Ll. Pabellon, former UP NISMED Deputy Director,
and Dr. Soledad A. Ulep, UP NISMED Director (top photo), cut the ribbon
at the launching of new UP NISMED publications (bottom photo).

The University of the Philippines National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP NISMED) marked its 52nd year of service to the country. A number of events marked the celebration on 21 November 2016. These include launching of new publications, a public lecture, and a recognition program to honor UP NISMED staff for their loyalty and commitment. Teachers and students from UP NISMED partner schools as well as former UP NISMED staff joined in the celebration.
UP NISMED launched its coffee table book titled NISMED: A Journey of Commitment and Service on 21 November 2016. Former UP NISMED Deputy Director Dr. Josefina Ll. Pabellon graced the occasion and gave a commentary on the coffee table book on behalf of the former Director of the Institute, Prof. Porfirio P. Jesuitas. Written to commemorate its 50th anniversary, the book is a five-chapter narrative that recounts how UP NISMED started as a project under the leadership of Dr. Dolores F. Hernandez, the founding Director of the Institute. It also documents UP NISMED’s contribution to the development of science and mathematics education in the country the past 50 years. To quote Dr. Ester B. Ogena’s foreword from the book, “This book is actually a map of UP NISMED’s journey. The purpose of the map is not to look back and see where it all started, but to be able to see a picture of an institution in focused and consistent action. This is a synergistic product of a team of people, without whom this never would have come about.”

Complimentary copies were distributed to the staff, donors, and partner institutions of UP NISMED.
Along with the coffee table book, UP NISMED launched its Lesson Study Guidebook and four science and mathematics short stories namely, Serenaders of the Countryside, The Adventures of Big-Eyed Tarsi, The Hidden Sun, and The Curious Little Chick.
UP NISMED staff were also honored for their loyalty and commitment to the Institute during the anniversary celebration. Ms. Lolita M. Mondigo and Mr. Renante M. Lunas, both of the Audio Visual Group, together with Ms. Rebecca C. Salayo of the UP NISMED Hostel, topped the loyalty awardees for their 40 years of service to the Institute.

Ms. Lolita M. Mondigo delivers a message on behalf of the UP NISMED loyalty awardees.

The other awardees with their number of years of service were Mr. Vicente V. Ompod (30 years), Ms. Celia R. Balbin (30 years), Mr. Ronaldo P. Liwag ( 30 years), Ms. Cerilina M. Maramag (20 years), Dr. Marlene B. Ferido (20 years), Dr. Aida I. Yap (20 years), and Ms. May R. Chavez (20 years).
Dr. Flerida A. Cariño, Director of the UP Diliman Institute of Chemistry,
 talks on evaluating the wealth of information on food facts available on the internet.

Following the launching of the UP NISMED publications, Dr. Flerida A. Cariño, Director of the UP Diliman Institute of Chemistry and an expert in biosafety and biotechnology, gave a public lecture titled Unfriending the Internet: Food Facts and Fallacies. Dr. Cariño talked about how the internet provides a wealth of information related to food, but the accuracy of the information provided may be tainted by advocacy, politics, religious and cultural biases, or economic gain. She showed some examples of misleading information culled from various websites and provided counterpart information obtained from more reliable internet resources. She also offered some guidance on discerning which internet sources are reliable and how to check the reliability of information gleaned from various websites. After her talk, she accommodated a number of questions from the audience who were very appreciative of her talk.
Participants work on an activity on Interactions.

The Aboitiz Foundation sponsored a three-day Seminar-Workshop on Teaching Selected Topics in Science for Special Science Elementary School Teachers on 13-15 December 2016. The Elementary School Science Group together with the High School Biology and High School Earth and Environmental Science Groups prepared and conducted sessions for 16 teachers from Sto. Tomas South Central School, Tiwi Central School, and Taguig Integrated School. The seminar-workshop aimed to enhance elementary school teachers’ competencies in teaching science through inquiry to develop learners’ higher order thinking skills, process skills, and scientific attitude. The seminar-workshop also gave the teacher-participants the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the learning competencies in selected strands of the K to 12 Science Curriculum.