This Special Education Philippines post is needed as the number of parents asking for homeschooling information in the social media pages and website of Special Education Philippines have been steadily increasing.
I will update this list as own information of homeschooling groups grows. I know there’s more satellite homeschooling programs out there especially after attending the homeschooling conference last 2012 but I need to dig my hard drive and stacks of papers. Basically, those will need updating as well.
Right now, let’s focus on one question: Why home school? For us (my family), deciding to homeschool was not an easy one because of several factors:
The Metropolitan Museum of Manila features its Summer Clay workshop, a hands-on clay workshop where both adults and children can discover and learn the basics of sculpting through clay molding. This summer workshop is in line with “Abueva: The Power of Form” exhibition featured since December 2013 at MetMuseum Manila.
The Division of Educational Leadership and Professional Services (DELPS) of the U.P. College of Education will be conducting a three-day workshop entitled K-12 CART Workshop: Pushing for Sustainable Implementation on April 1-3, 2014 at the Benitez Theater of the U.P. College of Education in Diliman, Quezon City.
The objectives of the #DELPS2014 workshop are:
This Training Announcement is from the UP College of Education Division of Curriculum and Instruction sent last March 11, 2014.
Once again, the Teaching in the Early Grades Area (TEG) of the College is sponsoring a Teaching Preschoolers and Early Graders in the Context of the K to 12 Curriculum on April 1 to 12, 2014, Monday to Saturday, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the College of Education Training Center.
This training is intended for administrators, professors who are handling courses in preschool and the early grades and teacher-practitioners of Preschool and primary classes. It aims to update them on the content of the early grades curriculum and the appropriate and effective approaches in teaching the beginning learners.
In line with this, the College is inviting you to participate in this training.
The training would include lectures, lecture-demonstrations, class observation of a kindergarten class, workshops and microteachings covering the following topics:
•Teaching in the Early Grades in the context of the K to 12 Curriculum
•The Balanced Approach in Teaching Beginning Reading
•Prereading, During and Postreading Activities
•Grammar and Oral Language Development
•Developing Literacy in One’s Mother Tongue
•Shifting from Learning in Language1 to Language2
•Science Concepts and Processes •Math Concepts and Processes
•Music and Art Experiences in the Early Grades •Designing Integrated Lessons and Assessment in the Early Grades
•The Role of Play and Other Physical Activities in the Early Grades
•Guiding Children’s Behavior
Training Fee and Registration Details:
Do you want to experience a Winter Garden during summer? I hope Special Education Philippines’ readers can join me as ‘Japanese Micropop’ comes to the Metropolitan Museum of Manila this February as it opens “WINTER GARDEN: the Exploration of Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art”, a contemporary exhibition made possible through partnership of the MET with the Japan Foundation.
Art critic Midori Matsui, curator of WINTER GARDEN, explains that the exhibition is “a desolate garden in winter and a hothouse for rearing plants from the differing climate.”
What can I see at the Winter Garden Exhibition?
I have supported 3M for so many years now because it has never let me down. I always have a Post-It note in my bag even on my desktop in different colours. 3M prides itself as “a global innovation company that never stops inventing”.
How does 3M define innovation?
3M defines innovation as the transformation of ideas into commercially viable solutions, applying creativity to deliver practical and valuable output. It is a chain reaction of idea generation and real-life application. Whether the free-flow of ideas and solutions in 3M occurs among people, technologies, industries, or geographies, the human and technological connections enable infinite combination and application of expertise. This creative vibrancy and pursuit of possibility is integral to 3M’s definition of partnership.
Innovation as defined by 3M, encourages risk-taking and rejects settling for the ordinary. The company’s signature approach problem-solving integrates creative application of talent and technology to come up with sustainable solutions of tomorrow with a focus on progress.
What is Innovation in the Workplace? The 15% Rule
On a Saturday morning of the 15th of February 2014, my best buddies and I (my family) are in the car very early in the morning looking for Unilab Bayanihan Center. When I arrived at the venue, Ms. Diana Rihl Penniman, Best Buddies International Programs Deputy Director, was already talking about how to become a best buddy. She was also discussing the different Best Buddies programs.
Since this is the first time I’ve heard of Best Buddies, I tried my best to catch up on the topic. It was a good thing that one of the Best Buddies representatives for the Manila chapter, Ms. Anj Onrubia, was seated behind me so I can ask her anytime I need to.
There are two events organized by BBI for the month of February. The one I attended is called Best Buddies Advisors/Coordinators’ Training. Today, there will be an open house at The Forum, Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street between 2 to 5pm.
Some Interesting Points I learned at the BBI Training:
When you are in the presence of an art work that goes beyond being “pretty to look at”, you realize that there are so many things that you still do not know. It’s a good thing that I am naturally curious and always in awe when learning new things. That is why even though I am a complete novice when it comes to appreciating sculptures, it did not intimidate me to attend such a grand event at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila.
When I approached one of the staff from Metropolitan Museum to ask “What is Abueva?” and received a response, “Oh, Mr. Abueva is a national Filipino artist.”, I really felt ashamed that I am not even aware of such a gifted person here in the Philippines. That’s why I dedicate this post to the teachers who will go beyond their call of duty to suggest places to visit during the holidays for their students’ enrichment; to the parents who will give priority to the value of appreciating our rich culture to our children; and to my fellow Filipinos, who in one way or another, would like to start recognizing how amazingly talented our Filipino artists are.
Who is Napolean Abueva?
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