Schools Division Office of San Pablo City’s Science Department conducted a Semester in-service training on Critical Content and Unpacking of Competencies for elementary and secondary teachers at the San Pablo City Science High School, October 22-26.

The activity aimed to deepen teachers’ content knowledge on several topics that were least mastered by students of the previous school year.  The training was also a venue to collaborate with other science mentors to dissect, evaluate, and unpack competencies.  This would help fulfill Education Program Supervisor I in Science Rosziel S. Rosales mandate to increase mean percentage score (mps) of students in the whole division.

A total of 112 elementary teachers and 96 secondary teachers from different schools and districts attended the five-day training. There were 15 resource speakers namely Philamer Quila of Central School, Elaine Delas Alas of San Diego ES, Ariane Vergara of Sto. Nino ES, Marc Aller Anthony Guevarra of San Bartolome NHS, Frances Rodriguez of San Pablo City Science HS, John Kenneth Manozon of SPCNHS, Aldrine Dellosa of Sto. Angel NHS, Rhodora De Villa of San Pablo City NHS, Joseph Gutierrez of San Cristobal NHS, Jeffrey Magtibay of SPC Science HS, Mark Medina of Sta. Felomina IS, Rolando Opulencia of San Vicente NHS, Anthony Buendia of San Jose NHS and Joyce Santino of San Jose NHS.

The in-service training was also graced by 13 competent University of the Philippines – Los Baños resource speakers namely Arvi Lester M. Jusi, Dr. Eduardo C. Cuansing, Dr. Marvin A. Albao, Prof. Dustin Loren V. Almanza, Prof. Emmanuel A. Florido, John Symon C. Dizon, Prof. Rosemarie D. Eusebio, Dr. Alan L. Alinea, Prof. Marco Miguel Parel, Dr. Annalee S. Hadsall, Prof. Joseph Carmelo K. San Pascual, Prof. Jacqueline T. Cuansing and Junius Andre F. Bautista.  Their expertise and experiences in the different areas of Science provided additional content-related information needed to deepen understanding on several secondary science competencies.

The semester in-service training is an annual training program of Science teachers to improve on the critical content of competencies, update themselves on different educational strategies, enhance the conduct of teaching-learning process and inspire each other through collaboration and sharing of best practices with one another.  (John Roldan C. Dimaano, Science Coordinator – SPCNHS)