October 2020

Teachercaster Episode 6 (College)


“In this time of pandemic, let us add love, subtract negativities, divide work, and multiply happiness.” says Teachercaster Ms. Khaysielyn Nortez as she encouraged the students that Mathematics is fun, exciting, and enjoyable.  

According to Teachercaster Ms. Lynjane Tabelisma, Mathematics teachers have already adapted to new normal way of teaching and learning.  

“Through the enhanced features of Microsoft Teams and other mathematical supplication like GeoGebra, students will be able to learn better and easier.” says Ms. Nortez.  

Mathematics teachers make the lessons fun, exciting, and easy to understand.  

As midterm approaches, teachers continue to uphold inclusive education. They make sure that no learner will be left behind.  

In their report, they feature students who are solving math problems.  

Here are some testimonies from the students.  

“The problem that I chose is ‘the diameter of a bicycle wheel is 60cm’” – Rensyl Mark Ordonio, 1st year, Marine Engineering Student 

“Here is the solution for the question number 7…” – Johnrick Imperio, 1st year, Marine Engineering student 

“Length is equal to 4ft, width to 3ft, and height to 3ft” – Monica Vergara, 1st year, BS Entrepreneurship student  

“I am here to show you how to solve some problems about prism. Nag-eenjoy po ako sa math lalo na pag nagsasagot ng problem, ng mga equation kahit na minsan po may time na mahirap, okay lang kasi nakakachallenge.” – Francis Delacruz Bote, 1st year, Bachelor of Science in Information System student 

By showcasing their learnings on how to solve mathematical problems, students clearly show appreciation to the subject. 

Ms. Tabelisma shared “According to the famous physicist, Dr. Albert Einstein ‘The formulation of the problem is often more essential than its solution.’; with the help of everyone, we will solve this together. With the participation of everyone, we will find a solution that will cure us. Life is an equation, in order to gain the most, you must know how to convert the negatives into positives”  

In closing, Ms. Nortez says “This pandemic is a big problem-solving equation, we, as  great mathematician in our times, try harder to solve this mystery of this times. Mathematics teaches us that in every problem, there is a solution.”  

Teachercaster coordinators are Ms. Marie Aliling and Ms. Jeanine Charmaine Mantile. The video for the episode is edited and directed by Mr. Jestony Alvarez 

October 2020

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. 

September 2020

Tagisdunong 2020

Online Quiz Bee

One of the activities during the 32nd founding anniversary of Midway Colleges includes an online quiz bee called “Tagisdunong 2020”.  

The quiz bee is open to all officially enrolled students Midway Colleges. This aims to further engage students from the different departments.  

The quiz bee has three phases: elimination, semi-final, and final round. The elimination round was done per class section. It consists of a 30-item multiple-choice type examination comprising questions from the topics. It was conducted by the advisers in their respective advisory classes. The top two students from each class qualified for the next phase.  

The semi-final round was conducted by program level. It consists of a 40-item multiple-choice type examination questions.  It was administered using two applications: the first 20 items via MS Forms and the remaining 20 items via Kahoot application. 

The final round was conducted at the institutional level via Kahoot app and streamed on Facebook from Microsoft Teams. Questions in the final round is divided into easy, average, and difficult Levels.   

During the contest proper, the assigned technical team began with an invocation. The Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Sabino Czar Cloma Manglicmot II gave a welcome remark. He encouraged the students to give their best shot and congratulated them beforehand.  

The chair of Tagisdunong 2020, Ms. Pauline Kay Gaya, read the mechanics to remind the finalists of the rules and regulations.  

The finalists were introduced by the assistant chair of the event, Mr. Jan Ashley Casco.  

Quiz masters Ms. Zairene Joy Lucas and Ms. Lorie Mae Domingo facilitated the flow of questions whilst providing trivia and additional information for every answer. This kept the audience from Facebook live engaged, informed, and entertained.  

The highest scorer among the semi-final qualifiers across the programs was declared as the winners.                                       

The winners are:  

5th placers – College of Business  

Danica Lie Icalla  
Bernadette Baang  

4th – College of Maritime Education – Marine Engineering  

Sherwin Lagazon – MENM3A1  
Laurence Ira De Paterno – MENM1B1 

3rd – Institute of Technical Skills and Development  

Kier Eleison Aglibot  
 Cedrick John Martin – CS1A1 

2nd – Senior High School Department  

Myka Pauline Bator – ACAD  
Alain Frank Ariel – PBM 

1st – College of Marine Education – Marine Transportation  

Ivan James Española   – MT NM1A1  
Jaycee De Alonzo 

Closing Remarks was given by Dr. Jemmuel C. Roque of Office of the Student Affairs Dr. Roque congratulated all the participants and winners.  

Mr. Edmar R. Dizon of the Executive Office acted as the moderator.