C & E Publishing launches training for the teaching of new general education courses

C & E Publishing launches training for the teaching of new general education courses

C & E Publishing, Inc. just recently launched the training program, Continuing Education for the New General Education (CE for the New GE). The program aims to support college educators in effectively teaching the new general education subjects thereby promoting a holistic development of learners. More than 100 administrators, professors, and instructors from over 25 higher education institutions from the National Capital Region and nearby areas in Luzon attended the first run of the training held at the C & E Information and Resource Center from April 4 to 6, 2018.

 

CE for the New GE was organized in pursuant to the Commission on Higher Education’s Memorandum Order No. 20, series of 2013, also known as General Education Curriculum: Holistic Understandings, Intellectual and Civic Competencies, which provides the framework and rationale of the revised general education curriculum (GEC) as a paradigm shift in the context of the K to 12 curriculum based on college readiness standards.

 

In his opening message, John Emyl Eugenio, C & E Publishing’s chief operating officer, emphasized C & E’s continuing professional development programs for educators in support of their career advancement because “C & E believes that first and foremost, teachers should be continuously equipped with relevant skills and competencies for them to be more efficient in their craft.”

 

The topics on the first day of the training focused on understanding the new General Education Curriculum. Dr. Amelia Biglete, director of the Office of Programs and Standards Development of CHED, provided updates on curricular reforms and the new GEC. Dr. Priscilla Viuya, former president of Tarlac State University and current President of Ecumenical Christian College, tackled the paradigm shift to outcomes-based education. Dr. Marilu Madrunio, dean of the University of Santo Tomas Graduate School, discussed the implementation of bridging programs for the new GEC. Dr. Fe Josefa Nava, CHED consultant for testing, measurement, research, and evaluation shared insights on how to efficiently assess the progress of learners under the new GEC.

 

Meanwhile, the second and third days of the training focused on instruction. Dr. Evelyn Vicencio, dean of the University of the East College of Education, detailed how to develop a course syllabus, while Dr. Jessie Barrot, dean of the National University College of Education, Arts, and Sciences, explored teaching pedagogies.

 

Parallel sessions on four of the core subjects under the new GEC made up the last part of the training. The facilitators were Dr. Madrunio for Purposive Communication; De La Salle University Associate Professor, Dr. Ederlina Nocon, for Mathematics in the Modern World; Ateneo de Davao University College of Arts and Sciences Dean, Dr. Daniel Joseph McNamara, SJ for Science, Technology, and Society; and CHED National Trainer, Tumoroh Brazalote, M.A., for The Contemporary World.

 

The new GEC aims to expose college students “to various domains of knowledge and ways of comprehending social and natural realities, developing in the process intellectual competencies such as critical, analytical, and creative thinking, and multiple forms of expression; and civic capacities.” It will take effect in June 2018 after the graduation of the first batch of senior high school students.

 

The CE for the New GE program will have reruns in various locations nationwide from April to May 2018 before the opening of classes.

C & E Educational Solutions Group partner with international e-learning solutions companies  for 2017 Philippine Education Conference

C & E Educational Solutions Group partner with international e-learning solutions companies for 2017 Philippine Education Conference

C & E Educational Solutions Group teamed up with international e-learning solutions companies for a featured learning activity for the participants of the 2017 Philippine Education Conference (PEC) held on November 28 and 29, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

C & E’s partners for the activity were J2e, an educational software company based in the United Kingdom; Koobits, a Singaporean digital tool and platform developer specializing in mathematics for elementary grades; myOn, an award-winning provider of personalized literacy tools based in Minnesota, USA; and NUADU, a Polish educational solutions provider specializing in integrated assessments and analytics.

Titled “360@60: The 21st-Century Classroom in Focus,” the joint activity was rooted in C & E Educational Solutions Group’s thrust towards 21st-century education. It served as a one-stop shop for exciting applications and tools that highlighted emerging technologies in education to help participants determine which learning solutions address their school’s specific needs and make 21st-century learning work for their institution. 360@60 featured six learning stations that allowed the educators to experience how learning solutions can transform classrooms through exciting hands-on sessions facilitated by the four international partners, C & E’s very own learning management system (LMS), KITE Academy, and C & E’s makerspace division, MakerCE.

Hosted by the Philippine Education Assistance Committee (PEAC), the 2017 PEC with the theme “Achieving the Promise of K to 12,” engaged educational leaders on Philippine education issues and concerns, particularly the implementation of the senior high school program and preparations for delivering the new curricula for contemporary needs. It provided educators with an opportunity to understand how educational trends and models of innovation contribute to achieving the goals of the K to 12 curriculum.

Jesus Lorenzo R. Mateo, Undersecretary for Planning and Field Operations of the Department of Education (DepED); Atty. Guiling A. Mamondiong, Director General of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA); and Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan, Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), graced the 2017 PEC and provided an overview of the current state of Philippine education. More than 3,000 educators from private education institutions nationwide joined the conference.

C & E seals agreement with KooBits

C & E seals agreement with KooBits

In the photo during the signing of the memorandum of agreement are (from left to right) John Emyl Eugenio, Chief Operating Officer of C & E Publishing; Ming Jiang Tan, International EdTech Solution Consultant of KooBits; and Gerric Gomez, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Growth Markets of C & E Publishing.

C & E Publishing, Inc. signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Singaporean learning solutions company, KooBits, last November 22 at the C & E head office in South Triangle, Quezon City to bring personalized platforms for learning mathematics to Philippine schools, as part of C & E’s program promoting 21st-century skills and lifelong learning.

Under the agreement, KooBits gives C & E Publishing the rights to distribute its products to all Philippine schools, local and overseas. C & E Chief Operating Officer John Emyl Eugenio, C & E Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Growth Markets Gerric Gomez, and KooBits’ International EdTech Solution Consultant, Ming Jiang Tan, signed the MoA.

KooBits offers a variety of age-appropriate, curriculum-aligned educational products with latest technologies to help children in primary schools learn effectively. Its flagship product, KooBits® ProblemSums™, a highly personalized platform for learning mathematics powered by Big Data technology and gamification, is the most popular mathematics learning portal in Singapore.

C & E seals agreement to develop review manuals for industrial engineering certification exam

C & E seals agreement to develop review manuals for industrial engineering certification exam

In the photo during the memorandum of agreement signing are (L-R front row) Engr. Chiqui Rosanna Tan-Calayag, Engr. Delfin Jacob, C & E Acquisitions Consultant Ms. Lourdes Lopez,          (L-R back row) Engr. Melissa Karen Mico, Engr. Vincent Alejandrino, Engr. Karin Dominique Bautista-De Leon, Engr. John Andrew Cheng, Engr. Alexis Lorraine Bautista, C & E Managing Editor Michael Ditchella, and C & E Project Officer for Higher Education Christine Samonte.

C & E Publishing, Inc. signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with a group of industrial engineers on August 12, 2017 at the C & E Information and Resource Center in South Triangle, Quezon City for the development of review manuals to aid candidates planning to take the Certified Industrial Engineer (CIE) Examination.

Seven engineers who will author the review manuals signed the MoA with Ms. Lourdes Lopez, acquisitions consultant of C & E Publishing. They were Engr. Delfin Jacob, president of e2 Consulting Inc.; Engr. Chiqui Rosanna Tan-Calayag, current administrative head and corporate secretary of DELCA Elevator Services, Inc.; and certified industrial engineers Vincent Alejandrino, Karin Dominique Bautista-De Leon, Alexis Lorraine Bautista, John Andrew Cheng, and Melissa Karen Mico. Two other authors, Engr. Charlie Marquez, vice president of eConsulting Inc. and current director of the Office of Planning and Development of the University of Santo Tomas, and Engr. Angelica Beata Kalaw, were not present during the signing.

Also present during the MoA signing were Christine Samonte, project officer for higher education of the C & E Publishing Product Development and Management Department (PDMD), and Michael Ditchella, area editor for Social Studies and Araling Panlipunan of PDMD. Ditchella provided the authors with an overview of the textbook development process prior to the MoA signing.

Under the agreement, C & E will have the exclusive rights to publish and distribute the seven review manuals covering the core subjects included in the CIE Examination, namely, engineering economy, production system, work study, facilities planning and design, probability and statistics, industrial quality control, and ergonomics. This set of professionally written review manuals will be the first of its kind since the first CIE Examination was held in 2009.

The CIE Examination is a voluntary process which validates an individual’s qualifications in industrial engineering. The examination is administered by the Industrial Engineering Certification Board, the certification arm of the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers. The certification demonstrates to employers, clients, and peers the industrial engineer’s knowledge and experience and signifies commitment to continued excellence in professional practice.

C & E holds CHED-endorsed business analytics faculty training

C & E holds CHED-endorsed business analytics faculty training

C & E holds CHED-endorsed business analytics faculty training
BAT Series 1 program director, Prof. Cynthia Abella (third from left, front row), and facilitator, Prof. Jed Loma (fourth from left, front row), gather with trainees and C & E officers during the face-to-face session last September 28 at the C & E Information and Resource Center.

C & E Publishing, Inc. conducted the first series of the Business Analytics Training (BAT) Applied in Business Programs endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education from September 27 to October 1 to help college educators determine the scope of the course syllabus, identify and apply analytical tools and methods that are appropriate in business programs, and discover sources for learning exercises.

More than 20 deans and faculty members from 10 higher education institutions (HEIs) in Luzon and the National Capital Region who teach business courses including marketing management, business management, business economics, financial management, operations management, human resource management, business mathematics, information technology or computer science, and business statistics attended BAT Series 1. The program consisted of two parts: three-day face-to-face sessions from September 27 to 29 at the C & E Information and Resource Center in South Triangle, Quezon City for lectures on descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics, presentation of group project, and integration; and two-day online sessions from September 30 to October 1 for online submissions of case studies and final project.

Prof. Jed Loma, managing director of the Institute of Business Analytics and an expert trainer in systems thinking and fundamentals of business analytics, delivered the lectures and facilitated the program, while Prof. Cynthia Abella, BAT Series program director and University of the East faculty member, provided the program overview.

The BAT Series is a response to the need of HEI educators for training following CHED’s Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 12 Series of 2013. The CMO prescribes the specialization track on business analytics in information technology education due to the growing global market opportunity for analytics, which the Philippines can take advantage of considering its high English literacy rate, low costs, growing technical skills, and proven success and experience in business process outsourcing (BPO).

As stated in CMO 12, the objective of the business analytics track is not simply to impart basic business knowledge, but to instill and nurture important qualities and skills in students that are essential for future business leadership and organizational success in the industry. In addition, starting academic year 2018, all business programs will offer the business analytics subjects, Fundamentals of Business Analytics and Data Warehousing, which total six units.

C & E holds faculty training on new general education curriculum and outcomes-based education

C & E holds faculty training on new general education curriculum and outcomes-based education

C & E holds faculty training on new general education curriculum and outcomes-based education
Ms. Aline Genato-Magalong, Assistant Chief of the Office of Programs and Standards Development of the Commission on Higher Education (left center) and John Emyl Eugenio, Chief Operating Officer of C & E Publishing, Inc. (right center) gather with the participants of the Continuing Education for the New General Education Curriculum and Outcomes-Based Education on September 14 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

As part of the activities lined up for its participation in the 38th Manila International Book Fair, C & E Publishing, Inc. held a faculty training titled “Continuing Education for the New General Education (GE) Curriculum and Outcomes-Based Education (OBE)” with the theme “Empowering 21st Century Learners” on September 14 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

More than 60 educators from 31 higher education institutions (HEIs) attended the faculty training designed to support educators in creating and delivering rigorous and responsive educational experiences for learners in preparing them for higher education, career, and civic life. The program was rooted in C & E Publishing’s commitment to provide quality educational resources and to promote 21st-century skills and lifelong learning through the professional training of teachers and school administrators.

Dr. Amelia Biglete, Director IV of the Office of Programs and Standards Development (OPSD) of the Commission on Higher Education, presented the mission, vision, and guiding values of the implementation of the new GE curriculum, while Ms. Aline Genato-Magalong, OPSD Assistant Chief discussed the new GE curriculum and the academe’s role in equipping students with 21st-century skills.

Aside from the lectures and an open forum, the training included a tour of MakerCE, C & E Publishing’s sample makerspace featured in its MIBF booth to promote awareness on the importance of open creative spaces in fostering innovation among students and meeting the demands of 21st-century learning. A makerspace, as defined by Diana Rendina, a media specialist and creator of the blog RenovatedLearning.com, is any place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore, and discover using a variety of tools and materials.

C & E’s new GE textbooks were also exhibited during the training. The local titles are Art Sense: Sensing the Arts in the Everyday by Gary Devilles, Reagan Maiquez, and Rolando Tolentino; Batis: Sources in Philippine History by Jose Victor Torres and Rene Escalante; Ethics by Marc Oliver Pasco, V. Fullente Suarez, and Agustin Martin G. Rodriguez; Essential Mathematics for the Modern World by Rizaldi Nocon and Ederlina Nocon; Purposive Communication: Using English in Multilingual Contexts by Marilu Rañosa Madrunio and Isabel Pefianco Martin; Science, Technology, and Society by Daniel Joseph McNamara, SJ, Vida Mia Valverde, and Ramon Beleno III; The Contemporary World by Lisandro Claudio and Patricio Abinales; The Life and Works of Jose Rizal by Rhodalyn Wani-Obias, Aaron Abel Mallari, and Janet Reguindin-Estella; and Understanding the Self by Dalisay Brawner and Analiza Arcega. Meanwhile, the international titles included the latest editions of Living with Art by Mark Geitlein; Math in Our World by Dave Sobecki and Allan Bluman; The Moral of the Story: An Introduction to Ethics by Nina Rosenstand; The Nature of Mathematics by Karl Smith; Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues by Barbara MacKinnon and Andrew Fiala; Globalization: Prospects and Problems by JoAnn Chirico; Crossing Borders: International Studies for the 21st Century by Harry Chernotsky and Heidi Hobbs; and Communication Matters by Kory Floyd.

C & E joins 21st Philippine Academic Book Fair

C & E joins 21st Philippine Academic Book Fair

C & E Publishing, Inc. exhibited its latest selection of titles for basic education, higher education, and professional and trade during the 21st Philippine Academic Book Fair held at the Bahay ng Alumni at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City from March 1 to 3, 2017. C & E has been participating in the book fair in the last 17 years.

The Philippine Academic Book Fair is an annual event organized by the Academic Booksellers Association of the Philippines (ABAP) and Primetrade Asia, Inc. With the theme “Enhancing Academic Essentials through Print and Technology,” the 21st Philippine Academic Book Fair showcased the newest textbooks, reference books, journals, e-books, and other multimedia learning materials from local and foreign publishers and distributors. It also hosted seminars and forums for librarians, teachers, and researchers.

Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan, chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), led the ribbon-cutting ceremony together with UP Diliman vice president for public affairs Dr. Jose Dalisay Jr., ABAP president Anna Jhorie Arciga, ABAP auditor Bing de Jesus, and ABAP treasurer Dina Berioso.

Miriam College holds rerun of graduate certificate course on e-learning

Miriam College holds rerun of graduate certificate course on e-learning

Miriam College, in partnership with C & E Publishing, Inc., held ExCel Plus at the Henry Sy Sr. Innovation Center at Miriam College in Quezon City from February 27 to March 1, 2017. ExCel Plus is a rerun of the Executive Course on E-learning for Leaders (ExCel), a three-day academic credit-earning graduate certificate program for school leaders first held in October 2016.

ExCel Plus provided more than 60 administrators and owners of basic education institutions nationwide with expert input and workshop sessions on the principles and practices vital to leading schools towards technology integration. The program looked into three strands of learning, namely innovisions, which focused on scenario planning, an alternative strategic planning for integrating technology in Philippine schools; risks involved in developing e-learning; and characterizing e-learning innovators through decisions and drivers.

The certificate course is equivalent to three academic units and part of Miriam College’s Master in Education major in e-learning. It is a graduate program for a 43-unit non-thesis diploma course which can be completed in two academic years. Course participants who will enroll in the graduate program in August 2017 will be exempted from taking the major subject “Learning and Teaching with Mobile Technology.”

Dr. Edizon Fermin, director for innovation development and high school principal of Miriam College, and Marion Jude Gorospe, library and media center supervisor of Miriam College and former president of the Philippine Association of School Libraries, Inc. (PAARL), led the institution’s team of course facilitators which included innovation program coordinator Sophia Soledad de Guzman, e-learning specialist Justin Josef Villano, Department of Natural and Engineering Sciences chairperson Resty Collado, Miriam College High School assistant principal for academic affairs Reina Rama, science and technology supervisor Rosemarie Punsalan, and mathematics faculty Celeste Joy Matias. E-learning specialists from KITE E-Learning Solutions, Inc., C & E Publishing’s educational solutions division, also assisted the participants during the workshop sessions.

In her opening remarks, Ms. Candida Gomez, president and chief executive officer of C & E Publishing, emphasized the benefit of the professional development program for both learners and educators:

In this era of rapid technological changes in education, I believe that everybody in the education sector, most especially school administrators and policymakers, must be equipped with the necessary tools, programs, and interventions to effectively facilitate the integration of technology in the classroom.

Dr. Rosario Lapuz, president of Miriam College, also shared her optimism in collaborating with each of the participating schools:

I think that our partnership [with your institution] is going to work well. It’s going to be a merging of two entities that are really committed to the same things: education, 21st century learning, and empowerment of teachers.

In April 2016, the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) granted Miriam College an autonomous status effective until May 31, 2019, while its College of Education was designated as a Center of Excellence for Teacher Education. Miriam College is the only higher education institution in the Philippines that offers a major course in e-learning as part of its graduate program in education. More than 400 teachers and 1,800 students have undergone its e-learning program since 2011.

OMB lauds C & E’s anti-piracy efforts

OMB lauds C & E’s anti-piracy efforts

In the photo during the awarding are (from left) Optical Media Board (OMB) Registration and Licensing Division chief Elizabeth Red, OMB executive director Atty. Victor Luis  Q. Padilla II, C & E Publishing shipment officer-team leader Abigail Pastor, C & E Foundation executive director Anna Marie de Castro, and OMB chair and CEO Atty. Anselmo Adriano.
In the photo during the awarding are (from left) Optical Media Board (OMB) Registration
and Licensing Division chief Elizabeth Red, OMB executive director Atty. Victor Luis
Q. Padilla II, C & E Publishing shipment officer-team leader Abigail Pastor, C & E Foundation executive director Anna Marie de Castro, and OMB chair and CEO Atty. Anselmo Adriano.

C & E Publishing, Inc. has proven to be an advocate of intellectual property rights after being awarded by the Optical Media Board (OMB) a certificate of recognition for its compliance and continual campaign against the piracy of books, e-books, and other learning materials. The awarding ceremony was held during OMB’s 13th anniversary celebration last February 15 at B Hotel in Quezon City.

Signed by OMB chair and chief executive officer Atty. Anselmo Adriano, the commendation honors C & E for “its continuing support and unwavering dedication in the promotion and enforcement of intellectual property rights.” Abigail Pastor, shipment officer-team leader of C & E Publishing, Inc., and Anna Marie de Castro, executive director of C & E Foundation, Inc., accepted the award.

To protect the interests and needs of its authors, partner publishers, and customers, C & E has been actively involved in raising awareness about piracy and discouraging the illegal photocopying, manufacturing, and selling of local and foreign books in printed and digital formats through campus talks, online campaigns, and creative booth displays and fun games during book fairs. C & E is one of the two bookshops recognized by the OMB this year. Other award recipients are companies from the music, film, and retail industries.

Operating under the Office of the President, the OMB was created through Republic Act No. 9239, also known as the Optical Media Act of 2003, to ensure the protection and promotion of intellectual property rights by regulating the manufacture, mastering, replication, importation, and exportation of all forms of optical media. It confiscates illegally obtained and sold audio and video CDs and other pirated content, among other functions.

As part of its anniversary celebration, OMB also presented its annual highlights and introduced actor Piolo Pascual as its ambassador.

CEFI reaches out to Payatas kids through football clinic

CEFI reaches out to Payatas kids through football clinic

cefi_community day with ffa and payatas fc

C & E Foundation, Inc. (CEFI), in partnership with Fairplay for All Foundation (FFA), shared a fun-filled day with the Payatas Football Club (FC) last January 21 at the Payatas Sports Center in Quezon City. Payatas FC is FFA’s football team for the children of Payatas.

Volunteer employees of the C & E Group of Companies joined the Payatas FC in a friendly football game after their training facilitated by FFA’s executive director Roy Moore and members Zargy Zarraga, Christelle Reganion, Jose Paolo Dela Cruz, and Dhong Paclibar. In the afternoon, the volunteers were treated to a lunch buffet prepared by Joan Otagan and Vicky Velazquez of the Fairplay Cafe. CEFI also distributed packs of local delicacies and gift bags to the children.

The community day project is part of CEFI’s annual C & E Christmas Outreach Campaign which aims to bring the spirit of the holiday season to underprivileged children through exciting educational activities and book donations to their community libraries.

FFA is a non-religious, non-political, non-profit group working in the community of Payatas, one of the largest and poorest slums in the Philippines and home to the country’s largest dumpsite and to half a million Filipinos.

For support or donations, CEFI can be contacted at telephone no. (632) 929 5088 local 165 or email info@cefoundation.asia.