Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fil-Am Teacher Dr. Joel Aquino's Science Workshop in Sarangani Province

Dr. Joel Aquino was one of the 10 honored teacher’s during the 1st Fil-Am Teachers of Georgia  recognition/appreciation ceremonies held last June 30, 2015. Being touched after the GFI Mindanao Outreach presentation, Dr. Aquino proposed for a visit in one of the GFI assisted schools in Sarangani and conduct science workshop to benefit High School Teachers. This is a pilot missions trip by a GFI partner from Atlanta. A mini-travel grant was given by GFI in support to Dr. Aquino's visit during the welcome dinner with former Philippines President Fidel V. Ramos at the residence of Honorary Consul General Ray Donato.
Travel Grant Check Turn over on May 23, 2015 with GFI Board and HCG Donato
On June 6, Dr. Aquino conducted the half-day training focused on science activities benefitting Science High School teachers of Sarangani Province. The principals of the two GFI recipient schools, Lamlifew Elementary School and Amado M. Quirit Sr. National High School, also attended the workshop. It was held at the Kasfala Hall, Capitol Compound, Alabel, Sarangani. Below was the flow of the Science workshop that teachers can easily replicate in their classrooms:

Welcome Remarks
Introduction to US and Georgia Science Standards
Q&A (Question and Answer) and Discussion with Teachers/students
Science Activities:
- Scientific Method (Building Cube Models and Toilet Paper Roll Models)
- Uncertainties (Penny Density Lab)
- Radioactivity Lab
- Properties of Water Lab
- 3D Box Drilling
- Static Electricity
- Projectile Motion
- Virtual (Internet) Labs
Closing and More Discussion

Dr. Aquino giving workshop overview.

Dan Evans, the education consultant of Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon was in attendance on behalf of the Governor.

The success of the Science Workshop was made possible through the partnership of the following:
1) Sarangani Province Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon thru his Sulong Karunungan Program & Sulong Tribu Program
2) DepEd Sarangani Schools Division
3) Dr. Joel S. Aquino
4) Galing Foundation, Inc. Board

5) Galing Foundation, Inc. Mindanao Outreach Volunteers

Provincial Government of Sarangani also hosted dinner in honor of Dr. Aquino. Photo credit: Monique Kawari

GFI is thankful as well for our partners/supporters here in Atlanta especially Cross of Life Church for being our benefactor. 

Photo credits: Ariel Lalisan and Dan Evans

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