Book on Lesson Study Off the Press!
A book titled Lesson Study Book 1: Planning together, learning together was published in October 2013. The book relates the actual experiences of teachers and students in conducting mathematics and science as well as learnings arising from these experiences. As a compilation, these chapters highlight the opportunities provided for students to learn mathematics through problem solving and science through inquiry. A common theme permeates all the chapters—both teachers and students are learning through lesson study.
This collection of chapters is an innovative initiative that lays the groundwork for an implementable model of lesson study in the Philippine setting. It is NISMED’s contribution to the ongoing search for a model of professional development that can be adapted in spite of large classes, dearth of resources, and a host of challenges faced by Filipino teachers.
The chapters offer vicarious experiences of walking in another person’s shoes. These are not prescriptions to approach a teaching-learning situation. Rather, these are narratives to reveal accounts of how students learned and what actually transpired among teachers as they collaboratively planned, implemented, revised, implemented again and reflected on specific lessons in science and mathematics.
As written, these chapters depict situations teachers can easily relate to. For the teacher searching for effective alternatives to current practices, these chapters may be your answer or inspiration.
The 258-page first volume (a second is being planned) is available at the NISMED bookstore for PHP300.00.
In line with the celebration of its Golden Anniversary, the UP NISMED in cooperation with the Philippine Association of Japanese Government Scholars and the Embassy of Japan invites everybody for a FREE PUBLIC LECTURE at the NISMED Auditorium on March 6, 2014, 1:30 PM. Certificates will be distributed after the lecture.
NISMED Bags Most Eco-Friendly/Most Reusable Lantern Award
NISMED joined the UP Diliman annual parade of lanterns along the Academic Oval on 18 December 2013 and garnered the Most Eco-Friendly/Most Reusable Lantern Award. With the theme “Maalab na Serbisyo Publiko ng Mapagkalingang Kampus,” the lantern parade served as an opportunity to help Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) victims aside from welcoming the Christmas season with a joyful heart. During the parade, NISMED staff dressed in the colors of the Philippine flag to symbolize unity of the Filipino nation amidst a series of calamities. The NISMED lantern was described and presented as “Puno ng Pagkakaisa: Puno ng Pag-asa (Tree of Unity: Tree of Hope).” During the presentation, the symbolic message of the materials used for the lantern was cited. Thus:
“Kaisa ng Unibersidad at ng buong bansa ang UP NISMED sa patuloy na pagbangon ng ating mga kababayan na sinalanta ng bagyong Yolanda at ng iba pang kalamidad na nagdaan.Puno ang ginamit na simbolo sa NISMED lantern. Puno na dating mayabong at matatag, subalit saglit na itinumba ng trahedyang di inaasahang magdulot ng kakaibang dusa sa ating mga kababayan. Ngayon ay muli naming itinatayo at pinayayabong sa pamamagitan ng mga simbolikong materyales na aming ginamit. Puno na muling ititindig at patuloy na yayabong at tatatag kasama ng pangarap ng ating mga nasalantang kababayan.
Puno ng pagkakaisa: Puno ng Pagasa
(Description of the NISMED Lantern)
Tabo: Simbolo ng sama-samang pagtulong ng mapagkalingang UP Community sa pag-agapay sa anumang paraan, donasyon, pag-a-adopt, at sa muling pagsasaayos ng mga paaralan. Tabo, maliit mang lalagyan, ito’y nagbubuhos din ng malaking kaginhawaan.
Tsinelas: Simbolo ng patuloy na paghakbang mula sa maputik at sira-sirang daan patungo sa pagbalik ng kaayusan at kasaganaan. Uumpisahan ng mga tsinelas na ito ang mumunti ngunit matapang na pagtahak ng ating mga kababayan tungo sa mas maunlad, mapayapa at ligtas na pamayanan.
Payong: Simbolo ng walang kamatayang pagkakaisa ng mga Pilipino na patuloy na aantabay at handang magbigay ng tulong, silong, at kaligtasan. Mga Filipino na lulukob at laging bukas na mag-alay ng sarili para sa mga kababayang nangangailangan.
Sa kabuuan, 100% ng mga materyales na ginamit sa lantern na ito ay ibibigay sa ating mga kapatid na nasalanta. Ibibigay din ang lahat ng pinansiyal na donasyon na matatanggap bilang pagsuporta sa lantern na ito. Mula sa UP NISMED Family, isang mapagpalang Pasko sa ating lahat!”
All materials used to construct the lantern were donated. The UP authorities listed down the materials for donation as follows: 46 pieces of umbrella, 17 pieces of CF bulbs, 22 pieces of dippers, 17 pieces of pails, 119 pairs of slippers, assorted children’s clothes, and nets.
The lantern was conceptualized by Ms. Maria Laura V. Ginoy, head of the Art and Desktop Section. She also chaired the design and production team consisting of Ms. Ma. Lourdes S. Agad (co-chair), Mr. Rizaldo Ramoncito S. Saliva, Mr. Daniel A. Coquilla, Mr. Arnul M. Magdurulan, Mr. Alvin J. Encarnacion, Mr. Doddie C. Bergado, members of the Audiovisual Group, Maintenance/Equipment Development Section, and the Printing Section. Dr. Aida I. Yap, Deputy Director for Administration, convened the Ad-Hoc Committee.