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.  


Teachercaster Episode 2 (College Department)

Highlights of English Subject Activities ft. National Heroes Day

Teachercasters Ms. Zairene Joy Lucas and Ms. Ma. Luz Dolores Suratos reported on the new journey and orientation of students towards the better normal. Their report also features activities done by students as implemented under the Learning Continuity Plan.

“It is no secret that we are in a global pandemic; economic recession, job loss, increase unemployment rate, bankruptcy of small and major businesses. Despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic, our institution made sure that learning continues.” says Ms. Suratos.

During the 2nd week of classes, students of Purposive Communication have been introduced to the process of communication. They were taught that communication is very crucial in this time of pandemic.

For English Proficiency, the students learned how to introduce themselves properly.

Ms. Lucas reported “Since the students are not able to acquaint face-to-face, the teachers thought of something to help students get to know each other in a fun way. Wherein they can demonstrate the process of communication.”

In line with the celebration of National Heroes’ Day, frontliners such as teachers, doctors, nurses, firefighters and the like are all given recognition. They are all considered the unsung heroes of this generation.

“It’s always seemed impossible until it’s done. We should keep moving forward and never be afraid to go out of our comfort zones. One Midway, Midway strong.” says Ms. Suratos in closing.


Pilot Episode (Senior High School Department)

Opening of Classes via Microsoft 365 ft. Buwan ng Wika

Ms. Juchel Caning, an SHS Teacher, featured the start of classes via Microsoft 365.  

Microsoft 365 is the official Learning Management System of Midway Colleges. With the use of applications and features of Microsoft 365, the components of the Learning Continuity Plan are properly implemented.  

Despite the changes and challenges, Midway Colleges guarantees that no student will be left behind.  

Part of the efforts to ensure engagement and learning of the students, the Academic Department also crafted the Learning Enhancement Program which contains activities that will keep the students entertained while learning new set of information.  

The launching of the Learning Enhancement Program showcased an online seminar of Mr. Reyzeljan Delos Trinos. In celebration of “Buwan ng Wika” with this year’s theme “Wika ng Kasaysayan, Kasaysayan ng Wika: Ang mga Katutubong Wika sa Maka-Filipinong Bayanihan Kontra Pandemya” 

Mr. Delos Trinos talked about the importance of using one’s own language to express thoughts creatively.  SHS students participated in the discussion.  

Ms. Caning said “Katulad ng taun-taong pagdalumat sa buwan ng wika ang nagaganap na pagbabago sa ating mundo at sa ating edukasyon ay magiging bahagi na lamang ng ating kasaysayan.”