NISMED’s radio program, Go Teacher Go! (GTG) aired every Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm over DZUP 1602 AM band, continues to inspire science and mathematics teachers. Public and private school teachers who tuned in and participated in the radio program expressed their desire to continue touching other teacher’s lives by sharing their best practices in the classroom, as the programs’ resource persons.
The opening episode for Season 7 (February-July 2014), “Astronomy for Beginners” coincided with the celebration of the National Astronomy Week (17-21 February) with Mr. Anthony Guiller E. Urbano, of NISMED Earth Science Workgroup, as resource person along with four astronomy enthusiasts from different astronomical organizations within Metro Manila, namely, Kristine Atienza, Ehmir Cristobal, Josuel Racca, and James Ty. They discussed how to bring astronomy lessons to the classroom and emphasized the importance of the teacher’s creativity in teaching the topic, particularly on constellations.
Two episodes, “Modelling-Based Lesson Study in the Classroom” (13 February) and “Modelling-Based Lesson Study: Implementing Teachers’ Experiences” (27 February) focused on the effects of modelling-based Lesson Study on teachers’ perceived self-efficacy and instructional capacity as well as the critical thinking skills of Grade 7 students of Batasan Hills National High School.
Dr. Levi Elipane, lecturer at the UP
Institute of Mathematics (Diliman) and one
of the resource persons for the 13 February
episode, discussed the importance of Lesson Study on
professional development and in student quality learning.
Ms. Kae Quilario, resource person for both the February 13
and 27 episodes, shared the process during the conduct of
her research study, Modelling-Based Lesson Study, which was
patterned after NISMED’s CLRD Project (Lesson Study) with a
The third episode “Collaborative
Lesson Research Development (CLRD):
Commonwealth Elementary School in
Focus” aired on 20 February and featured
the experiences of the implementing
teachers, Robert Glen Pulgo and Rowena
Albis, of Commonwealth Elementary School.
They shared their experiences from the
collaborative lesson planning to the first
implementation, post-lesson discussion,
revision, up to the second implementation
of the lesson. Both teachers reinforced
the statements shared by previous GTG
guests that CLRD promotes professional
development among teachers and enables
them to develop inquiry-based science
lessons. Ms. Sally Gutierez, Science Education
Associate of NISMED’s Elementary School
Science Workgroup, served as co-resource
person for the three episodes.
|L-R: Kae, Levi and Malu|
|Robert, Rowena, and Lita inside the DZUP booth|
To date, Go Teacher Go! has had a total of 158 aired episodes (visit http://www.facebook.com/go.teacher.go for a complete listing). Listeners can also access the program via live streaming at http://www.dzup.org.
The academic staff of the Audiovisual Workgroup, Ms. Ma. Lourdes S. Agad (Chair) and Ms. Lolita M. Mondigo take turns in hosting the program.