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Barangay Principals attended seminar on Progressive Approaches in Early Education.

Barangay Principals attended seminar on Progressive Approaches in Early Education.

The training of Barangay Elementay School Principals was conducted with Professor Katherine Claudette Avelino-Tandoc as resource speaker. It was held on September 29, 2017 at the DepEd Division Office in Roxas City. An overview using audio-visual about Empowering Brilliant Minds Foundation was presented prior to the welcome message by Mr. Mac Apusin, DepEd Division Superintendent of the Division of Capiz. Ms. Rosalinda Basas, gave a challenging message to the administrators, pointing out the value of time and nurturing school environment. Progressive Approaches in Early Education were presented with a twist, having a review of the different developmental theories and principles of teaching. Participants were very participative as they listened to the presentation which for them was very interesting and enlightening. Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Early Education were given emphasis to the delight of the principals. It was an enlightening day for them as they learned varied and new approaches in managing classroom activities. Based on the evaluation, the following insights were culled: -They re-discovered their passion for teaching the inclusive way. - Learning new approaches/strategies can pave the way to become innovative in dealing with classroom issues affecting teachers and students as well. - Developmentally Appropriate Practices in the Early Education are very relevant to effective teaching. - It is very reassuring to understand the issues encountered by students who are academically challenged.

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EBM Empowers Inclusive Teachers on Assessment

EBM Empowers Inclusive Teachers on Assessment

Empowering Brilliant Minds Foundation continuously responds to the needs of Inclusive Teachers in coordination with DepEd Capiz division. On Aug. 4, 2017, we went further in this commitment by providing a follow-up activity on Assessment at the division office in Roxas City. It was well attended by 60 inclusive teachers with Dr. Ruth Gervero tirelessly coordinating the event. Ms. Concepcion de la Cruz enthusiastically welcomed all the participants with some challenging thoughts. The whole day seminar - workshop was facilitated by Ms. Mayumi F. Gonzales, a Sped Specialist & Behavioral Therapist. It was an important course that enhances the assessment skills of inclusive teachers. The workshop motivated participants as they experienced critiquing part of the session. Data utilization was given emphasis in handling cases of the differently- abled children. Moreover, they learned how data could be used in modifying educational programs to answer specific needs of clients. It was "a great learning day" as affirmed by some participants. Summary of evaluation was very inspiring, as they presented significant insights after the training, such as: • We discovered the right assessment tools. • We learned the proper way of conducting assessment. • We became confident doing assessment tasks. • We learned different strategies in assessing our students with learning difficulties. • It was a learning discovery. • We became confident and more creative in handling classroom concerns. • We are assured that the different issues of our student will be given proper intervention.

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EBM and DepEd Capiz Division Empower Teachers on Inclusive Education

EBM and DepEd Capiz Division Empower Teachers on Inclusive Education

Fifty public elementary school teachers assigned to classes with differently-abled children in the DepEd - Capiz Division, participated in a seminar–workshop entitled “Rediscover the Passion for Teaching: the Inclusive Way,” held in the multi-purpose hall of the Division last May 26-27, 2017. The seminar–workshop was sponsored by Empowering Brilliant Minds Foundation as part of its commitment to improve the quality of education in the public schools through teacher training. The facilitators were Mrs. Edith Penano, an experienced Guidance Counselor and Mrs. Melinda “Mel” Azurin, an expert in Creative Arts for Children. Both have retired from their respective professions but have retained the passion to get involved in undertakings that build capabilities of teachers and learners. Mrs. Penano gave a very engaging review of the different developmental theories of Dewey, Pavlov, Skinner, Bandura, Erikson, Piaget, Vygotsky and Montessori, to the delight of the teachers. Such theories were then expressed through the Creative Arts activities prepared by Teacher Mel. From the two-day Seminar-Workshop, the participants gained a deeper appreciation of the role of Inclusive Education in shaping the future of differently-abled children. They learned techniques and strategies on how to detect and handle children with special needs. Further, the use of Arts and Play activities provided more enlightenment on understanding the world of the child. Empowering Brilliant Minds Foundation, represented by its Executive Director Ms. Rosalinda Basas and her Assistant Ms. AyrishTuazon, is grateful for the continued support of DepEd Superintendent Miguel Mac Aposin, Ph.D and Ruth Gervero, Ph.D., Education Program Supervisor – SPED and ALS.

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EBM Sponsors Capiz SPED Teachers to participate in Kaleidoscope

EBM Sponsors Capiz SPED Teachers to participate in Kaleidoscope

EBM Sponsors Capiz SPED Teachers to participate in Kaleidoscope: ‘Kaleidoscope’ a Workshop designed to help early childhood educators explore current trends and issues that affect children aged 0-8, gave two slots to 4 slots to EBM sponsored participants namely: Edith Penano and Ayrish Tuazon from EBM, Genna May Fasoy from Dumalag Central School and Margie Lou Dacles from Maayon Elementary School. This Workshop was organized by Michelle Lichauco Tambunting, Maricar Gustillo de Ocampo and Claudette Avellino-Tandoc and was held on April 29-30, 2017 at the Alabang Country Club .

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PASUNDAYAG 2 EBM’s Way of Promoting Local Culture

PASUNDAYAG 2 EBM’s Way of Promoting Local Culture

Pasundayag 2 – EBM’s Way of Promoting Local Culture Through its Pasundayag 1 and 2, Empowering Brilliant Minds Foundation, Inc. has once again proven that the Philippines is a bed of talents especially in the performing arts of singing and dancing. On November 5, 2016 the Mambusao Elementary School Children's Choir with the special participation of Teatro Central Band, Masinadyahon Dance Troupe of Dumarao Central School, Maayon Cherubim Choir, Sigma Duag Kabataan Dance Troupe and Tumalalud Wind Pipers were featured in what was dubbed as Pasundayag Taliambong et Pamatan-on, mag ambahanon kag saut sa Visayas. This special presentation was held at Capiz State University Poblacion Gym, Mambusao, Capiz. Different songs interspersed with dances wowed the audience which consisted of staff, consultants of EBM headed by its Executive Director, Ms. Rosalinda Y. Basas; faculty and administrative staff of Mambusao Elementary School led by its Principal Dr. Martin F. Fabraquel, parents and other guests such as Mr. Miguel Mac Aposin, School Division Superintendent, Deped, Capiz. With the able conducting of its choirmaster, Mr. Leo D. Duran, the Mambusao Elementary School Children's Choir belted out classic Filipino songs like Mamang sorbetero and Isang Mundo, isang awit, Visayan songs Kutkutak, Sang Isa ka gab-I, Tuba, Tong,Tong, Tong Pakitong kitong, Ang Alibangbang, Ang gunmakers sang mag Tigulang. The Choir likewise gave a different rendition of the DoReMi song and Shake the Papaya down. Intermission numbers came from the Masinadyahon Dance Troupe, dancing Tiklos and Timawa, Dig Apir, Dagit Dagit, Inalimango, Banga dance and Inilusan. A special number was rendered by the Tumalalud Wind Pipers. The Teatro Central Band gave the music accompaniment to the dramatically fitting finale dance number Inilusan and Unity Dance.

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