Thursday, May 2, 2013

Dr. Francis T. Molina, a Filipino-American botanist connected with the curriculum initiative Project 2061 of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), conducted a seminar-workshop for NISMED academic staff titled “Helping Students Learn: An Overview of Online Tools and K-12 Learning Progressions” on 13 December 2012 at the Teachers’ Learning Laboratory of NISMED.
NISMED Director Soledad A. Ulep presenting certificate of appreciation to Dr. Molina
Dr. Molina emphasized the importance of sequencing ideas/concepts logically through the grades, from simple to complex, and from concrete to abstract. He also showed how the Atlas of Scientific Literacy may be used in analyzing or developing curriculum, instruction, and assessment materials aligned to K to 12 learning goals. Participants were given exercises on sequencing conceptual statements and relationships and navigating through the online tools to achieve instructional and curriculum coherence.

Representatives from the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute and the Philippine Science High School, as well as the UP Integrated School were also invited.