Monday, September 23, 2013

Prof. Shizumi Shimizu
Pioneering educators and researchers from Japan, Vietnam, and the USA lead invited speakers in the National Conference in Science and Mathematics Education on 22-24 October 2013. Prof. Shizumi Shimizu of Japan will keynote the conference which has for its theme: “Empowering Teachers for the K to 12 Curriculum through Lesson Study.”

Others speakers and their topics include Dr. Tran Vui of Vietnam (“Using ICT in Promoting Skills on Inquiry in Science and Problem Solving in Mathematics”); Dr. Masami Isoda of Japan (“Developing Mathematical Thinking Through Problem Solving”); Dr. Hideo Ikeda of Japan (“The Processes of Science Inquiry: The Difference Between Cookbook and Active Hands-On”); Dr. Yutaka Saburi (“Lesson Study in Science”); and Dr. Francis Molina of the USA (“Spiraling the K to 12 Curriculum: Learning Progressions”). The Philippines’ DepEd Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro, FSC, will deliver the first plenary talk on “Science and Mathematics in the Milestone K to 12 Curriculum “ while NISMED Director Dr. Soledad A. Ulep will speak on “The Philippines Involvement in the APEC Lesson Study Project” as she has been actively participating in APECsponsored lesson study conferences in the region for several years now.
Dr. Masami Isoda

Elementary and high school science and mathematics teachers, faculty of teacher education institutions, graduate students, principals, supervisors and superintendents, curriculum developers, and researchers are invited to attend and/or share their experiences in lesson study, present papers or posters on lesson study or on any of the following sub-themes: inquiry-based science teaching, teaching mathematics through problem solving, and ICT tools and strategies.

Br. Armin A. Luistro
Paper and poster presenters need to submit 1-page abstracts or about 300 words with their name(s), title of paper or poster, institution, and postal or email address by 31 August 2013. Email abstracts to or mail them to The Conference Secretariat, NCSME 2013, UP NISMED, Quirino Ave., Diliman, Quezon City 1101.

The registration fee is PhP 5,500.00 (early bird rate until 15 August). Regular rate is PhP 6,000.00. It covers food (6 snacks and 3 lunches) and a kit which includes a book on lesson study.

All accepted presenters are required to register and pay the conference fee.

Forms of payment: cash, check or postal money order payable to FPSMER or deposit to account name FPSMER, account number 275-830-668-5, PNB UP Campus branch.

For more information, view the conference website: