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Republic of the Philippines

Laguna State Polytechnic University


Province of Laguna
COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION

Seminar Workshop Documentation on

Scientific Tools and Techniques:

Preparing the Future Educators of the 21st

Century

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Special Topic Course

PREPARED BY:

BSEd MATH IIIB


SUBMITTED TO:

Ma. Diana S. Guieb


ACKNOWLEDGMENT

With all our hearts, we, the 3rd Year BSEd Math Major would like to extend our

deepest gratitude to the following:

First and foremost, to the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY for everything, especially for

the gift of life;

Ms. Rona F. Barbarona, our beloved guest speaker, for sharing her time and

wisdom to guide us renew our understanding about the scientific tools and techniques

we can use as we become the educators of the 21stcentury ;

Dr. Consorcia S. Tan, our beloved dean, for the firm foundation of unwavering

support;

Mrs. Ma. Diana S. Guieb, for helping us learn and navigating us to the route of

success;

Our dear PROFESSORS, for being the light to guide see the way to become

better educators;

Our FAMILIES and FRIENDS, for being the source of our strength and courage

as we face the hardships of life;


And lastly to the BSED 2nd year MATH Major and 3rd year English major, for

their cooperation and participation on this significant endeavor.


INTRODUCTION
The scientific method is not

just for scientists, it is for everyone. It

attempts to minimize the influence of bias

or prejudice in the experimenter, or even

in a class activity in any particular

subject. It results from personal beliefs,

as well as cultural beliefs, which means

any human filters information based on

his or her own experience. Unfortunately, this filtering process can cause a scientist, or

anyone in the process, to prefer one outcome over another. For someone trying to solve

a problem around the house, succumbing to these kinds of biases is not such a big

deal. But in the scientific community, where results have to be reviewed and duplicated,

bias must be avoided at all costs. (HARRIS 2017)

In this century, we can already avoid the bias by using the scientific tools

effectively and efficiently. We, the future educators, need to get through this by seeking

help and gathering important details to provide us what we need. These scientific tools

are already made, we just need to shift ourselves to this new process and embrace it. At

the same time, scientific techniques need to be transferred from those who have tried it

and have seen its usefulness. So at the end of the day, we can produce 21 st century

skilled learners who have mustered creativity, critical thinking, communication and

collaboration, and live life to the fullest.


The 3-hour seminar workshop for BSED MATH and ENGLISH Majors was held
last May 08, 2017 at the AVR Library, LSPU LB Campus, with Asst. Prof. Rona F.
Barbarona as the guest speaker.

The event featured both the scientific tools and techniques in preparing the
future educators of the 21st century. The workshop outlined the useful functions of
software and multimedia presentation tools as well as the online and available
digital resources.
The Seminar organized by the Third year BSEd Mathematics Major students got
satisfactory reviews from the participants.

Through the efforts of the class,


knowledge and cooperation were
heightened. Information about
scientific tools was discussed
clearly which made a productive
morning for everybody.
OBJECTIVES

General Objective:

At the end of this seminar workshop, the participants will be able to

develop skills and learn techniques on how to use the available scientific tools.

Specific Objectives:

1. Explore the useful operations of a Scientific Calculator every educator can use;
2. Operate the available spreadsheet software to input and compute data using MS
Excel, OpenOffice Calc and LibreOffice Calc
3. Manipulate data simulation and visualization using online resources: Geogebra,
PhET, and Wolfram Alpha
4. Maximize the use of presentation software: MS Powerpoint, Prezi and Keynote to
easily facilitate the class and the lesson at the same time.
5. Rebuild the mind of every aspiring educator to develop their skills by shifting to
the use of tools.
PROGRAMME
SEMINAR REGISTRATION

The seminar registration


started as early as 7:30 were the
participants signed their names
and wrote some basic information
about them.

After the participants signed


and got their name tags, ushers
came to lead them to available
seats. They were asked to sit
quietly while waiting for the other
participants and seminar to start.
COMMITTEE
Letter and Program Karlo Sityar

Certificates Ella Vannessa Tandang


Laillanie Abucay
Masters of Ceremony Ramon Regala

Carmina Endon
Zhaia Laine Maningas
Tokens/Foods
Margarita Rivera
Rhadca Joy Santos
Carla Villareal
Eunice Dela Torre
Ferlyn Joy Escobin
Registration Lea Mae Tiongco

BSEd III-B
Venue Preparation

Jasmine Joyce Carait


Camera women & Documentation Krystel Jean Gilbuena

Alec Anthony Menguito


Jay-ar Reofrir
Sound System
Jay Pelagio
Pau Alexis Escobin
JoiceDagdagan
Tarpaulin Robelyn Dela Cruz
Margarita Rivera
Gillian Domingo
Usherettes JamineSacabon
Cyril Jane Gonzaga
Eunice Dela Torre
Overall Coordinators KarloSityar
Eunice Dela Torre
Report/Paper Editor
DOXOLOGY

Lead Me Lord

By Gary Valenciano

Lead me Lord (Chorus)


lead me by the hand You are my light
and help me face the rising sun you're the lamp upon my feet
comfort me through all the pain All the Time, my lord i need you there
that life may bring You are my light
I cannot live alone
There's no other hope let me stay, by your guiding love
that i can lean upon All through my life
Lead me Lord, Lead me Lord...
lead me all my life
Lead me Lord,
Walk by me Walk by me even though at times
across the lonely roads that i may i'd rather go along my way
face help me take the right direction
take my arms and let your hand
show me the way Take your road
Lead me lord
Show the way to live inside your heart and never leave my side
All my days, all my days, all my life...
all my life...
OPENING REMARKS

The opening remark was given by our instructor in Special Topic Course, Mrs.

Ma. Diana S. Guieb. She has officially welcomed the participants and the guest speaker

to the seminar workshop. She has also shared insights about the teaching career that

the future educators are about to face.


INTRODUCTION OF THE SPEAKER

RONA FELISILDA BARBARONA

BS Applied Physics University of the Philippines Los Baos, 2010 Cum Laude

MS Physics University of the Philippines Diliman, 2015

Faculty Assistant Professor of Physics Department at the UPLB

- She has been teaching in the field of her expertise for 7 years now
- One of her tasks is to analyze and critique the working theses of her
students
- She has used most of the scientific tools in her career as an
educator; spreadsheet, presentation, data analysis software and
online resources.
LECTURE PROPER

As the lecture began, introduction and greetings of the speaker to her listeners
were given. She has put to perspective the great task of every educator in his/her life
career.
The definition of terms to be encountered were first discussed and highlighted
before going to the gist of the discussion. The scientific method was shown to give
bigger perspective of why the seminar workshop was being held.
One by one the speaker had discussed the use of every scientific tool that is
available. Scientific Calculator is used for its basic operation but it has more functions:
statistics data input, linear regression, measure of central tendency, etc. In
Spreadsheet, teachers can explore the different techniques and shortcuts that are
helpful in input and analysis of data (students performance scores). Content standard
to what to put in Powerpoint Presentation was also discussed deeper and elaborated.
The speaker has asked the participants to use their Scientific Calculators and
Laptop as the discussion proceeded with hands on activities. The use of online
resources that can be helpful in facilitating lessons was also advised and
recommended by the speaker.
LECTURE OUTLINE

Exploring other useful functions of a Scientific Calculator


Calendar
Dropbox/ Google Drive
Multimedia Presentation
Dynamic Graphs(Wolfram Alpha Visualize, Simulate, Animate)
Canva/ Publisher
Google Survey
Digital Resources

TOOLS TECHNIQUES
Scientific calculator Use of STAT mode for single-variable and
linear regression, and other functions
Spreadsheet Software data entry, formatting and
(MS Excel, OpenOffice Calc) organization
graphical and statistical analysis
[Multimedia] Presentation Software importing
(MS Powerpoint, OpenOffice Impress)

Data Simulation and Visualization Graphics and manipulations of activities


(Geogebra, PhET, Wolfram) for dynamic teaching and learning
OPEN FORUM

After the discussion,


clarification of understanding
and concepts were opened
for the students to also give
way to the shared
knowledge.

All participants were

free to raise their questions

and doubts regarding the

topic. Some had asked

about additional tips and

ideas regarding skills in

presenting/reporting

lecture.
AWARDING OF CERTIFICATES

Finally, after almost three


hours of lecture and sharing of
knowledge, the seminar
workshop about Scientific Tools
and Techniques came to an
end. Ms. Rona F. Barbarona
lived up to the expectations of
the participants.The awarding of
certificate of appreciation and a
token to the speaker was
facilitated and given by Mrs. Ma.
Dianna S. Guieb, STC adviser.

The participants and the


event organizers had also
received Certificates of
Participation and Recognition
with regards to making the
event possible.

We would also like to


give our warm gratitude and
thanks to our Instructor Mrs.
Ma. Dianna S. Guieb.
CLOSING REMARKS

As the seminar workshop ended, the BSED MATH President, Karlo Sityar, gave

his closing remarks on behalf of the BSED Math Major. He gave credits to the important

wisdom learned from the lecture specifically the useful tools the future educators are

about to use in the process of teaching.

He also gave his warm appreciation and gratitude to the speaker who had

willingly shared her expert knowledge, experiences and time in the event, to the

Instructor of STC, Mrs. Ma. Diana S. Guieb and to the participants.


RESULTS OF THE EVALUATION

The topic, speaker, physical set-up and organization of the program were the
components of the seminar to be evaluated. The topic was rated based on relevance of
the topic to the teaching profession, whether it was an interesting topic, and if the
audience learned a lot from the lecture. The speakers were evaluated based on
knowledge and mastery of the content, skillful method and manner of presentation, level
of presentation appropriate to the audience, clarity and speaking ability, organization
and presentation and adequacy of discussion period. The physical set-up was rated
based on conductivity for learning, cleanliness and orderliness and clarity of audio-
visual equipment. The organization of the program was evaluated based on selection of
the resource speaker, flow of registration, accommodation, presentation of the program,
quality of lecture materials and seminar kits and if the objectives were met.

The participants were asked to evaluate the seminar on a scale of one to five,

Where:

5 Excellent

4 Very Good

3 Good

2 Pair

1 Poor
A. Seminar Content

96.36% - Seminar met the stated objectives


95.48% - Information receive is interesting
95.86% - Relevant to future needs
94.48% - Overall satisfied with the seminar presentation
Based on the results above, almost every participant agreed that the
seminar gave valued and relevant knowledge about the topic.

B. Speaker Evaluation

98.00% - speaker presented materials clearly and concisely


97.24% - speaker respondents well to participate
98.67% - speaker was knowledgeable on the subject
Based on the results above, almost every participant agreed that the
speaker presented the topic with mastery of the topic and conveyed it clearly.

C. Venue

93.12% - conducive to all


92.90% - well ventilated
84.14% - big enough to accommodate all individuals attending the seminar
Based on the results above, most of the participants agreed that the
venue is conducive and could accommodate a number of participants.

D. Foods and Refreshment 80.69%


The following are the Suggestions/comments of some of the
participants:

What part(s) of the seminar did you like best, and why?

The part(s) of the seminar I liked the best is the part where the speaker

shared her knowledge about the scientific calculator though I am English major. I

became aware of the other functions and also the part where she taught us how

to organize data, and insert table of contents without changing the organization

of the paper, especially for thesis.

What part(s) of the seminar did you like least, and why?

Using excel because Im not really familiar with the use of it and how it is

done.

What other seminar topic would interest you?

Effective Research Topic

Other Comments/suggestions:
The topic should be relevant also to other majors. Not only for a group of
people with similar specialization.
Very knowledgeable speaker
FINANCIAL STATEMENT

Total Expenses 2640.00

Foods/Token 1800.00
Certificate and Frame 400.00
Prints 140.00
Tarpaulin 180.00
Documentation print 120.00