Monday, October 12, 2009

NISMED conducted a three-day training of trainers from Regions IX and XII, and the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on August 13-15, 2009 at the Science Teacher Training Center in UP Diliman. The emphasis of the training was the mathematics involved in selected science topics. There were 10 sessions per cluster of Grades 1 and 2, 3 and 4, and 5 and 6 participants for a total of 30 Mathematics in Science sessions.

Making a pictograph based on a set of data about a week’s day-to-day weather

Thirty (30) participants engaged in measuring, weighing, computing, estimating, tabulating, and graphing their data and results. Afterwards, these were interpreted and used to draw conclusions and formulate general statements. They were also exposed to various devices and equipment in making quantitative observations. At the end of the training, they presented their outputs, consisting of activities similar to those they experienced performing, which incorporated development of mathematical as well as science process skills in the construction of science ideas/concepts. About 20 regional and division supervisors observed the training.

Measuring and recording the temperatures of water and soil
exposed to sunlight

This was the third of three training of trainers (TOT) programs delivered by NISMED under the Education for Quality Access for Learning and Livelihood Skills (EQuALLs) 2 Project funded by USAID and coordinated by the Education Development Center. Partner NGOs were Save the Children, Synergeia, and ELSA. Science education specialists from the Elementary School and Earth/ Environmental Science Groups of UP NISMED served as trainers.