In preparation for the Civil Service Examination scheduled on 7 August 2022, review sessions were conducted for UPOU employees. Topics on Vocabulary, Numerical Reasoning, general information and recent events were discussed by different volunteer resource speakers tapped by the Ugnayan ng Pahinungód UPOU. This activity is in collaboration with the All UP Workers Union (AUPWU) - UPOU Chapter. The sessions were held on 22, 29 July 2022, and 5 August 2022. This two-day training aims to capacitate the Dumagat youth of Rodriguez, Rizal in their computer proficiency and information and technology literacy skills that would be beneficial for [...]
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In continuing the commitment of the office to developing reading intervention programs, the Ugnayan ng Pahinungód UPOU launched the Bata, Basa Reading Program (BBRP). BBRP aims to assist the teachers and parents/guardians in improving the reading skills of K to 3 learners using their Mother Tongue and develop students' appreciation for reading. Image caption: Asst. Prof. Queenie Ridulme, Director of Ugnayan ng Pahinungod UPOU, and Dr. Naneth Labrador, Principal of Sto. Domingo Elementary School shared their messages of encouragement during the Parents Orientation held on 7 September 2023 For its pilot implementation, 50 identified struggling readers from Grade 3 of [...]
Read Aloud Activity in Sto. Domingo ES In celebration of National Reading and Book Month with the theme: Rediscovering the Legacy of Literature through Reading" in November, the Ugnayan ng Pahinungód UPOU in collaboration with the University Library held face-to-face storytelling sessions for the Kinder pupils of Sto. Domingo Elementary School. The activity, which aims to promote love for reading among pupils, was conducted on 28 November 2022. Ms. Denise Therese Ann Palisoc, staff from the UPOU Office of Gender Concerns (OGC) facilitated the storytelling sessions. Aside from the storytelling sessions, interactive games were also prepared for the students, [...]
Bridge Program Offering in Region X In line with the commitment of the office to reaching underserved communities nationwide, the office in partnership with DepEd Region X, offered the online bridge program to Luyungan IP High School and Talakag National High School located in Malaybalay and Bukidnon, respectively. 80 - 100% of the students in both schools belong to indigenous peoples groups in the region. Bridge English and Bridge Mathematics courses were offered to Grades 11-12 students of these schools on 4 June - 28 June 2022. The courses are hosted in the UPOU MODeL platform. Synchronous sessions via [...]
Introductory Course on Contact Center Services For its fourth run, the Ugnayan ng Pahinungód UPOU, in partnership with Concentrix Philippines, offered the Introductory Course on Contact Center Services (ICCS) from 15 October - 15 November 2022. The course focuses on developing effective online communication skills that will provide competitive skills and knowledge for ICT-enabled and contact services-related jobs. The course was offered to the general public via the UPOU Massive Open Distance e-Learning (MODeL) platform. Volunteers were tapped to serve as course coordinators tasked to monitor the students' progress, grade student submissions, and conduct synchronous sessions which serve as [...]
Online Resources on Teaching Elementary Reading In celebration of National Teachers' Month, the office has conducted a webinar focusing on online resources relevant to teaching elementary reading and mathematics on 15 September 2021, 9 AM via Zoom. This webinar aimed to provide online resources relevant to teaching these subjects and creating assessments and other supplementary teaching materials (e.g worksheets). Dr. Minerva Young, retired professor of Educational Technology from Frostburg State University in Maryland, served as the resource speaker for this webinar. Grades 1 to 6 teachers from the partner schools in Bay, Los Baños, Laguna, Bataan, and Cebu attended [...]
With the aim of training the parents on the application of the dialogic reading method as a technique in teaching reading to children, this project is conducted for four weeks, from 16 July - 13 August 2021. Selected parents of Grades 2 and 3 pupils of San Antonio Elementary School, one of the partner schools of Ugnayan ng Pahinungód UPOU, were tapped to be the beneficiaries. Participating parents were provided with parent kits which contain four storybooks and dialogic reading guides. Participants together with Ms. Genevieve Aguinaldo, Pahinungod UPOU volunteer and project proponent, regularly meet every Friday to demonstrate the [...]
In line with the upcoming UP College Admission Test (UPCAT) 2024 scheduled on 3 and 4 June 2023, the Ugnayan ng Pahinungód UPOU, in coordination with DepEd Region X office, conducted UPCAT Simulation Exam administration activities to the UPCAT applicants from the region. This initiative was held on 8-9 May 2023, and aims to familiarize the students with the procedures, guidelines, and protocols observed in taking the UPCAT and orient them in filling-out the examination materials. Four simultaneous sessions were conducted at Bulua National High School located in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental on 8 May, from 1:00-5:30 PM. The Pahinungód UPOU team [...]
To further promote mental health wellness and provide stress reduction techniques accessible to the general public, the Ugnayan ng Pahinungód University of the Philippines Open University conducted an online workshop on crocheting titled “Stitch Away Your Stress” on 28 February 2023 via Zoom. The workshop was facilitated by Ms. Mary Meghan P. Perido, an entrepreneur, crochet maker, and an alumna from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. During the session, Ms. Perido demonstrated some basic patterns of crochet and guided the participants by teaching them a step-by-step procedure of the craft. Around 76 participants attended the online workshop. By [...]
The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) collaborated with the Ugnayan ng Pahinungód University of the Philippines Open University in conducting a workshop on Therapeutic Communication on 27 February 2023. The workshop was conducted in a hybrid format. A face-to-face and an online session was simultaneously held at the Centennial Center for Digital Learning Auditorium (CCDL), UPOU Headquarters and online via Zoom. Twenty-eight (28) proctors participated in the event at CCDL while four participants attended the workshop via Zoom. The workshop aimed to provide the proctors of OSA with basic knowledge on therapeutic communication and teach them to practice its techniques [...]