The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), through the Ugnayan ng Pahinungod UPOU, will be conducting a webinar that targets elementary school teachers. This webinar will be about “Online Resources for Teaching Elementary Reading.” The webinar will feature Dr. Minerva Young as the resource speaker. Dr. Young is the founder and School Directress of Learning Circle School in Olongapo City, Philippines. She is a retired professor of Educational Technology from Frostburg State University in Maryland. She has been speaking internationally on the topics of instructional technology and teacher training. Now based in the United States, she [...]
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Offering poster for the 2nd run of the Introductory Course on Contact Center Services The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Ugnayan ng Pahinungod and Concentrix Philippines conducted the second run of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Introductory Course on Contact Center Services. The course ran from 12 June until 12 July 2021. The free online course focused on developing effective online communication skills that will provide competitive skills and knowledge for ICT-enabled and contact services-related jobs. It also provided participants an overview of the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry covering basic and fundamental [...]
The Ugnayan ng Pahinungod University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) conducted a training on dialogic reading for parents titled “Sama-sama sa Pagbasa: Paggamit ng Dialogic Reading Method sa Pagbabasa Kasama ang Pamilya” on 16 July to 13 August 2021. The project aimed to train parents on the application of the dialogic reading method as a technique in teaching reading to children. Dialogic reading is a reading technique developed by Grover J. Whitehurst which encourages adults to prompt children with questions and engage them in discussions while reading to them. Through the guidance of an adult who assists the [...]
To continue its service of providing learning opportunities to different sectors of the society, the Ugnayan ng Pahinungod UPOU will hold writing webinars, scheduled this August 2021, which targets Grades 10-12 students. These webinars aim to equip them in different subject areas that might be helpful in their studies or in pursuing their college education. The first webinar, titled Résumé Writing and Job Interview Preparation, is scheduled on 25 August 2021, 2PM via Zoom platform. This webinar aims to train the participants how to write an effective and appealing resume; and provide the participants with techniques and tips in [...]
The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Ugnayan ng Pahinungod held its second webinar for the Read Aloud series on 28 July 2021 at 2:00 PM via Zoom. The resource speaker for the second Read Aloud was Assistant Professor Anna Liza M. Barcelona, a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Visayas (UP Visayas). She is a mother of three, and an advocate of Read Aloud strategy for more than 10 years. She teaches Theory and Applied Courses in English as Second Language and Literature in UP [...]
Assistant Professor Anna Liza M. Barcelona (left) and Ms. Pinky Aguinaldo (right) discussed the benefits of engaging students in read-aloud activities in schools and homes. The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Ugnayan ng Pahinungod conducted a webinar entitled “Read Aloud for Teachers” on 22 July 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Assistant Professor Anna Liza M. Barcelona, a Senior Lecturer of the Division of Humanities at the College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) and an advocate of read-aloud strategy for more than 10 years, was the resource person. Ms. [...]
The Ugnayan ng Pahinungód UP Open University (UPOU) live-streamed its Online Bridge Program Closing Ceremonies on 17 July 2021 at 2 PM via Facebook. It was a virtual gathering that recognized the completers of the second offering of the Bridge Mathematics and English courses. Attendees included the students themselves, their respective families, and the Course Coordinators. The Masters of Ceremonies were Mr. Jabez Flores and Ms. Zoe Yra Aluag, both from the Faculty of Education. In her opening remarks, Ms. Rhonna Marie R. Veneña, Director of Ugnayan ng Pahinungod, asserted that the closing ceremonies celebrate two [...]
The Ugnayan ng Pahinungód University of the Philippines (UP) System together with the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Office of Ugnayan ng Pahinungód and the UPOU Multimedia Center presented the first episode of the The Ledivina V. Cariño Forum Series entitled “Usap-Lusog-Isip: Conversations on Promotion Mental Health” on 12 July 2021 from 6 pm to 7 pm. Dr. Dinah Palmera Nadera, Pahinungόd System representative to the Pahinungόd Committee on Psychosocial Emergency Services (CoPES) and the Resident Psychiatrist of the University Health Service of UP Diliman, served as the resource person. She was joined by Assistant [...]
“Enlightening and educational.” For Enrico Feria, one of the Bridge English course coordinators for this year’s Bridge Program offering, these are the words that best describe his experience as a Bridge English and Math participant during the program’s previous offering last year. At the time, Enrico was about to begin his journey at the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) as a new freshman of the Associate in Arts (AA) program. Determined to prepare himself before classes officially started, Enrico participated in both the Bridge English and Math courses, where he rediscovered and relearned several topics [...]
On 17 October 2020, Saturday, 543 students of the first ever online bridge program of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) received their certificates of completion during the virtual closing ceremony that was hosted by the Ugnayan ng Pahinungód UPOU. This bridge program consisted of two bridge courses, namely Bridge English and Bridge Mathematics, that were completed by 281 and 262 students, respectively. Additionally, a total of 952 students received their certificates of participation: 678 students for the Bridge English course and 274 students for the Bridge Mathematics course. Through this virtual closing ceremony, all [...]