Teachercaster Episode 5 (Senior High School Department)

Home Economics ft. Online Election 

Teachercaster Mr. King Emmanuel Matulac, Home Economics teacher, from SHS department reported highlights of activities during the 5th week of distance learning.  

Mr. Matulac narrated how grade 11 and grade 12 students of Technical Vocation Livelihood strand were engaged in activities designed for their specialized subjects under Home Economics.  

For Bartending NC II, the students did an activity about telephone etiquette. One of the students from 2HE, Myka Pauline Bator, demonstrated the proper way of answering the customer’s requests about hotel booking. Once accomplished, the students received a certificate of completion as part of their assessment.  

For Bread and Pastry Production, the students were able to follow the instructions of their teacher on how to decorate cakes through the Learning Management System, Microsoft 365. The students used layered pancakes as an alternative. They displayed their creations with different variation on toppings. Evidently, the students were really engaged and interested in what they did.  

“In this new normal, we encountered a lot of challenges, but still Midway is honored to present the Learning Enhancement Program or the LEP.” says Mr. Matulac.  

Despite the changes and challenges brought by the pandemic, Midway remained true to its commitment in delivering transformative education. One of the institution’s efforts in fulfilling this includes the Learning Enhancement Program.  

Mr. Matulac also featured the online election for the school year 2020-2021 on September 16, 2020.  

The election is considered as an important milestone for the student assembly. The student party list, AIWISST which stands for “Ako Ikaw Walang Iwanan Sama Sama Tayo” dominated the student election.  

Furthermore, he emphasized that amid the pandemic, Midway celebrated its 32nd founding anniversary by conducting activities for students to participate.  

Part of the celebration includes the conduct of Tagisdunong 2020, an online quiz bee that aims to showcase the knowledge of students across departments. The semi-final round was done via Kahoot app and MS Teams. It was held successfully through the efforts of English teachers in facilitating the flow of the program.   

In closing, Mr. Matulac says, “Yes, this year is different, but Midway pledged to deliver the quality of education.”  

The following faculty members were recognized for their roles in this segment, such as: Mark Reiniel Lagman, Assistant videographer; Lyca B. Clerigo, Screenplay Director; and Jefferson C. Ortiz, Director. 

AKWE 2020

1st Virtual Acquaintance Party

The 32nd Foundation Day of Midway Colleges is very different from the previous practice of celebration. As this year’s theme emphasizes, “Pushing Forward”, the institution continued to move forward amidst the challenges it has encountered and will continue to encounter.  

Midway Colleges, Inc. understands the importance of social interaction between students regardless of what stage they are in their chosen career paths. Events such as an acquaintance party are essential in order to welcome freshmen students and introduce them to their seniors.  

In line with the ‘new normal’ and the respective health and safety protocols to keep everyone safe and sound in these challenging times, the 1st Virtual Acquaintance Party was introduced, an organized party which aimed to: 

Unite the Midway Colleges students into one avenue where they can get acquainted with other students. 
Engage the students with Midway celebration using online platform. 
Unveil and showcase students’ uniqueness and creativity through creating, designing and running their own program. 
Provide activities that offer a chance to slow down and decrease possible stresses that students are facing during this time of the pandemic. 

The virtual party was held via Microsoft Teams on October 2, 2020. Attendees comprised of officially- enrolled students with active Microsoft 365 accounts.  

The students formed their own groups and channels depending on their interest, hobbies, and courses.  

They planned the program which includes various activities from playing instruments, singing, participating in quiz bees, and the like.  

An institutional message from the President and CEO of the institution was played in every channel.  

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The Office of the Student Affairs and Guidance Office coordinated with the advisers to encourage the students plan their own program.  

All throughout the virtual party, students were advised to adhere “stay at home” policy during the conduct of the online party as the safety of everyone is always our concern. 

Teachercaster Episode 5 (College Department)

Recapitulation of 5-week Remote Learning ft. 32nd Founding Anniversary

Teachercasters Ms. Jeanine Charmaine Mantile and Ms. Zairene Joy Lucas recapped the highlights of the first 5 weeks of online classes that happened under the institution’s Learning Continuity Plan.  

“Our country needs perseverance, discipline, and determination. We ensure that our students develop these qualities.” began Ms. Mantile  

As reported by Ms. Lucas, “Midway made sure that its employees are properly equipped with trainings on how to face this better normal.” This pertains to the 9-day faculty training held by the Academic Department.  

According to Ms. Mantile, everyone is excited and elated in using an innovative way of teaching. 

“With this, we partnered with Audentes Technologies Inc., on the use of Microsoft Teams to deliver quality education while ensuring the fun and excitement in learning.”, says Ms. Lucas.  

To give further recap of the events, Ms. Lucas continued saying “Teachers of English encourage the students to use the English language to practice introducing themselves. We also celebrated the National Heroes Day. Every day we can see heroes everywhere. Nurses, doctors, seafarers, are all frontliners and of course, us teachers are included; we salute you all. This month of September, we also celebrated a special occasion that is very close to the institution’s core.”  

As a recognition to all the seafarers, Ms. Mantile says, “With that, we would like to give an honorary salute to all the seafarers around the world. “ 

For the recap on Institute of Technical Skills and Development, Ms. Lucas reported about the instructors’ effort to ensure that all Cruise Ship Hotel and Restaurant (CSHR) students will develop professional competency. 

Their report also featured the events during the celebration of Midway’s 32nd founding anniversary. This includes the conduct of an online quiz bee through an application, Kahoot. Furthermore, Ms. Lucas says, “The elimination round became a promotion of learning and fun. The week became an avenue for the students to engage and socialize virtually.”  

“We uphold the virtue of every citizen, disciplined, respectful, responsible, and smart. These are just some of the characteristics of our future student leaders. Midway Colleges conducted a virtual voting system where students had a freedom to choose the rightful student representatives and leaders of the SSC.” Ms. Lucas narrates.  

In line with the student body election, a testimony by Roland Mari O. Legaspi, Supreme Student Council President was featured saying “Good day everyone! Thank you for supporting us in the election. Even in these trying times we will ensure that your safety, well-being, and education are of utmost importance. Also, let us show the world that we can be driven even in this pandemic. Midway strong!”  

In closing, Ms. Lucas summarizes “Divine providence, respect for man and environment, integrity, volunteerism, excellence, and nationalism, driven by our core values, we will continue to give the highest quality of education. The link to your future is here. Be part of the driven family”  

In recognition of the efforts and initiatives of Teachercaster committee, the following faculty members were mentioned; Ms. Marie Aliling, Ms. Jeanine Charmaine Mantile, and Ms. Zairene Joy Lucas as coordinators; and Ms. Jestony Alvarez as video editor.