|The participants of the teacher training caravan during the opening ceremony |
at the Conference Hall of Lucena West I Elementary School, Lucena City
The NISMED teacher training caravan was designed to enhance instructional competencies of science and mathematics teachers in teaching science through inquiry and teaching mathematics through problem solving. The caravan project targeted science and mathematics teachers who have not attended any training for the last five (5) years.
|The elementary school science participants of the Division of Nueva Vizcaya |
during the presentation and constructive critiquing of their inquiry-based lesson plan.
In each of these trainings, the participants were grouped according to the grade levels they were teaching. To develop teachers’ instructional capacities, each group was assigned specific outputs. For elementary school science, the trainers modelled an inquiry-based science lesson which exposed the teachers to the five features of inquiry. This was followed by a workshop on collaborative development of an inquiry-based science activity, constructive critiquing, and revision. For elementary school mathematics, the participants were introduced to TIMSS-based assessment using items featured in the newly launched assessment book in mathematics of NISMED. The high school science teachers were given supplementary training on teaching science through inquiry for Grades 7 and 8.