ICSME 2014 aims to provide a venue for sharing research, best practices, and innovations among science and mathematics teachers, educators, and administrators in order to implement, support, and sustain science and mathematics curriculum reform. More »


NISMED develops teaching and learning materials in science and mathematics for basic education and teacher education... More »


NISMED regularly offers seminar-workshops as part of its commitment to help upgrade the competencies of science and mathematics teachers and teacher educators in the country... More »


NISMED conducts research related to the development of teaching and learning materials and professional development programs... More »


NISMED partners with DepEd, DOST, and other educational agencies in the conduct of research and professional development programs as well as in the development of curriculum materials for teachers and learners... More »


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JFC-Coop Sponsors Training of Elementary School Mathematics Teachers in Geometry and Algebra

Jollibee Foods Corporation Employees’ Multi-Purpose Cooperative (JFC Coop) in partnership with the UP NISMED Elementary School Mathematics (ESM) group conducted a 3-day training program titled “Training Program on Upgrading Elementary School Mathematics Teachers’ Competence in Teaching Geometry and Algebra.” The training was attended by 30 teachers of Palatiw Elementary School, Pasig City. It was held on 3, 10, and 17 September 2016 at UP NISMED. More

Join Us as We Celebrate our 52nd Anniversary on 21 November 2016!   More
NISMED Conducts Training Program on Interactive CoursewareResponding to the needs of Grade 2 mathematics teachers of Region IV-A, the DOST-SEI collaborated with UP NISMED to conduct a training program titled, Developing Technology-Enhanced Lessons for Improving Grade 2 Pupils’ Mathematics Skills within May to June and October to November 2016. More 2016 Gawad Tsanselor sa Natatanging REPS Goes to NISMED Science Educator
Dr. Risa L. Reyes, former NISMED deputy director for research and extension, received the Gawad Tsanselor sa Natatanging Research, Extension, and Professional Staff (REPS) for her significant efforts to push forward Lesson Study, a school-based teacher professional development model. The awarding ceremony was held at the Institute of Biology Auditorium on 20 May 2016. More
KaSaMa Teachers Online Community Wins UP Diliman Parangal
KaSaMa Teachers online community, an extension program initiated by UP NISMED, won the first UP Diliman Parangal para sa programang pang-ekstensiyonMore
NISMED Staff Publishes Article on Lesson Study
Rolando Tan of the Elementary Science Group published an article titled Improving the use of physical manipulatives in teaching science concepts through lesson study in the International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies. The article is about how the lesson study process has guided the teachers in improving the manipulative model they used in teaching a particular science concept or lesson. More
Dr. Ulep Invited as Panelist in the 13th Japan Education Forum
Dr. Soledad A. Ulep, UP NISMED Director, was invited as a panelist in the Thirteenth Japan Education Forum (JEF) which was held on 24 February 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.  During the forum, Dr. Ulep presented a paper titled, “Providing quality education for all through professional development.” More
NISMED Staff Attend International Conference in Japan

Dr. Soledad A. Ulep, Director of UP NISMED, and Dr. Aida I. Yap and Mr. Guillermo P. Bautista, Jr. of the High School Mathematics workgroup attended the 10th APEC-Tsukuba Conference… More
MSE Professional Development Program for Iloilo UP NISMED staff from the Elementary School Science and Mathematics Groups carried out the second of two visits under Phase 2 of the Marikina Shoe Exchange (MSE) professional development program for elementary school science and mathematics teachers of Iloilo on 22-26 February 2016. More Yap Invited as a Research Fellow Dr. Aida I. Yap of the Elementary School Mathematics Group was invited as a visiting foreign research fellow by the Center for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development (CRICED), which is based at the University of Tsukuba in Japan on 4-31 January 2016, with Prof. Masami Isoda as her host professor. As a research fellow, Dr. Yap worked on the translation to English of Japanese mathematics textbooks for the Junior High School, which was published by Gakko Tosho Co., Ltd., Japan. More

Lesson Study Guidebook Out Now The Lesson Study Guidebook will show teachers how to conduct lesson study, a teacher-led, school-based continuing professional development model that originated in Japan. It has been in practice in Japan since the 1800s and is often cited as the reason why Japanese schoolchildren rank high in international assessments.

In doing lesson study, teachers will be able to conduct action research while collaboratively developing and implementing their lessons, discovering how students think and learn, what will work most effectively with students, and in the process, grow professionally themselves. The Lesson Study Guidebook is based on publications of experts as well as UP NISMED’s experience of more than a decade in doing lesson study.

Dr. Treyes and Ms. Gutierrez Participate in International Symposium

Dr. Rodolfo S. Treyes of the Biology Group and Ms. Jacqueline Rose M. Gutierrez of the Chemistry Group participated in the international symposium, Curriculum Development and Teacher Education in Asia and Africa, held on 21-24 February 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. More

Assessment for Teaching and Learning Now Available
Assessment for Teaching and Learning: K to 12 Elementary School Mathematics comes in a package – a 197-page teacher’s guide and a 61-page pupil’s workbook. The Pupil’s Workbook is a compilation of 54 assessment tasks which are framed to elicit pupils’ understanding of selected mathematics concepts from Grade 1 to Grade 6. The Teacher’s Guide highlights the analysis of pupils’ responses which may be used as inputs to instruction.
Dr. Ulep Gets Second Term as DirectorIn a notification message dated 7 August 2015, the President of the University of the Philippines, by the authority vested in him by the Board of Regents, appointed Dr. Soledad A. Ulep as Director effective 10 December 2014 until 9 December 2017. More Tendence Corporation Donates P1.4M to NISMED’s Programs Tendence Corporation represented by its Vice President Victoria B. Jardiolin Villa, Ph.D., donated P1, 408,080.00 to the University of the Philippines Diliman for a professional development program for elementary school Science and Mathematics teachers in seven schools in Iloilo. More

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