Monday, August 17, 2009

NISMED, in celebration of its 45th anniversary, will hold a National Seminar-Workshop in Elementary School Science and Mathematics Education on October 28-30, 2009 at UP NISMED, Diliman, Quezon City. The theme of the seminar-workshop is Let Children Shine. Its sub-theme is Assessment for Learning (A4L) and includes Innovative Assessments, Using Test Results to Improve Curriculum and Instruction, Advocating Policy Reforms to Improve Assessment Practices, and Assessment Towards Scientific and Mathematical Literacy.

The seminar-workshop will feature plenary presentations, workshops, and sharing of research findings that aim to: a) update teachers, administrators, educators, and researchers on innovative, creative, and productive assessment practices which sharpen children’s scientific and mathematical thinking skills and dispositions; b) enable participants to draw significant implications in improving the curriculum, teaching, and learning from findings in classroom, district, regional, national, and international assessment tests; c) familiarize participants with assessment approaches that determine and promote scientific and mathematical literacy; d) provide the participants the opportunity to formulate action plans/assessment agenda for policy reforms that address counterproductive assessment practices in classroom and extracurricular activities; and, e) create networking opportunities for various elementary school science and mathematics teacher organizations.

Elementary science and mathematics teachers, faculty of teacher education institutions (TEIs), principals, supervisors, superintendents, researchers, test item developers, textbook writers, and curriculum developers are invited to submit their procedures for conducting a workshop or abstracts of their research findings related to the sub-themes and attend the seminar-workshop. Deadline for submission is on September 30, 2009. The registration fees are: PhP 3,500 for early birds (on or before September 15, 2009) and PhP 4,000 (after September 15, 2009). The fee will cover 3 lunches, 6 snacks, and the conference kit.

For seminar-workshop details, contact Dr. Soledad A. Ulep at telephone numbers 9283545 (telefax) 9281563/ 9818500 loc. 3901 to 3910, e-mail:, or mail: The Director, UP NISMED, UP Diliman, Quezon City 1101.