Strategizing for science and laboratory classes in the new normal

With the usual laboratory classes now marred by the pandemic, CTU resorts to virtually running them, hence the conduct of a webinar to guide science teachers early in September.

“Getting Ready to Teach Science Courses with Laboratory Classes in the New Normal” was organized by CTU Vice President for Academic Affairs Edwin Pilapil, who invited Pace University’s Elmer-Rico Mojica to ensure that prevalent issues are dealt with.

Dr. Mojica shared the pandemic pedagogy, adoption of various learning delivery in education, and the 5 Es in module making—– engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate. He also provided laboratory class approaches and techniques, integrating creativity in delivering laboratory classes using the available kitchen materials as substitutes for those in the actual experiments.

Equally compelling was University Director for Curriculum, Development  Cristie Ann Jaca’s synthesis as: C – connect with your students; T- transform your learning environment; U- unite in these challenging times and understand the present needs.

Being one of the participants, Quality Assurance Officer of Don Bosco Technological College Annie Vic Cabije also shared her perspectives on the webinar.

“The ingenuity of teaching complex principles of Chemistry into a simplified use of kitchen materials is for me a by-product of a passionate educator eager to be resilient when physical classes are hampered by circumstances.”

Contributing to the  activity’s success were Dean of Instruction Hedeliza Pineda, Chair of Instruction Mary Ann Villaganas,  Director for Monitoring and Evaluation Wilson Sayaboc,   University Director for Faculty Development Maria Ellen Alcomendras, and other committee members. Rowanne Marie Maxilom-Mangompit