Promise 26: Improve science and mathematics education

education, economy

Posted at Jul 25 2010 12:26 AM | Updated as of Dec 05 2018 05:07 PM

The Promise
We need a strong science and math curriculum that starts as early as Grade 1 with instructional materials and properly trained elementary teachers. To build a culture for science and math, I will bring back the science and math clubs movement with elementary and high school science/math fairs.
I will rebuild the science and math infrastructure in schools so that we can produce more scientists, engineers, technicians, technologists and teachers in our universities so that this country can be more globally competitive in industry and manufacturing.
In progress

August 23, 2014 - A group of statisticians called on the Department of Education (DepEd) to review its proposed statistics curriculum under the K-12 program, citing problems in its planned implementation. (Continue reading)

June 21, 2013 - The Department of Education (DepEd) will send some 590 Grade 1 teachers from DepEd divisions nationwide to a training seminar to enhance their teaching of interactive Mathematics. The three-day event will be conducted by experts from the University of the Philippines-National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP-NISMED). (Continue reading)

June 2013 - The Department of Science and Technology, after a successful pilot testing of the Technology Package for Student Learning Empowerment for Grade 1 Mathematics has started development of Mathematics Courseware for Grades 2 to 6.  (Continue reading)

December 5, 2012 - The Department of Education (DepEd) came out with the implementing guidelines on the grant of a three-step salary increase for teachers of science and/or mathematics in public schools to further improve their teaching of these major subjects. (Continue reading)

April 10, 2012 - DepEd has issued Memorandum No. 55 series of 2012, which requires public schools to give priority to Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) scholars when hiring high school teachers. (Continue reading)

September 22, 2011 - The Science Education Institute of the Department of Science and Technology intends to implement a recognition and incentive program for individuals and/or groups who
have made exemplary contributions to the development of science education through sustained leadership or through the development of science and technology-based innovations or inventions that improved education. (Continue Reading)

October 5, 2011 - The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), in collaboration with the Mathematical Society of the Philippines (MSP), conducted a specialized training program entitled Mathematical Enhancements, Recreations and Innovations Toolkit (MERIT) for Teachers II in Rizal. (Continue Reading)

January 27, 2011 -  The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through the Science Education Institute (SEI), in collaboration with the Department of Education (DepEd), announced the Search for Innovative Practices in Managing Large Classes for Effective Teaching and Learning of Science and Mathematics which was scheduled to start January 2011 and end February 2012. (Continue Reading)