2 for the gold: NISMED @ 48

NISMED celebrated its 48th anniversary on 20 November 2012 with the theme: 2 for the GOLD, a countdown of the number of years till it hits the half-century mark. The special day started with a thanksgiving mass celebrated by Fr. Ronnie A. Licayan of the UP Parish of the Holy Sacrifice. This was followed by the launching of three print materials, one video, one interactive courseware, and five websites.

The print materials are Mixtures in the Kitchen (in two editions: one for pupils and the other for teachers), Assessment Items in Elementary School Science, and Lesson Study: Planning Together, Learning Together. The educational video is titled Basura: Banta sa Kalusugan.

The interactive courseware for Grade 1 mathematics was developed by NISMED in cooperation with DOST-SEI, DOST-ASTI, and the Department of Education under the project Technology Package for Student Learning Empowerment: Pilot Testing of Courseware and Tablet PC.

The five websites are the NISMED website, the KaSaMa Teachers online community, the GeoGebra Institute of Metro Manila website, Lesson Study website, and the AgiMat website on Science and Mathematics Resources for Teaching.