Teachercaster episode 8 (SHS)

Highlights of Activities from SHS Social Science and Humanities

The beginning of 2020 ha been full of struggles and surprises. Fortunately, for the Senior High School Department of Midway Colleges, the faculty and staff came together to ensure the continuity of learning among its students.  

The students themselves alongside their parents and guardians were given options on what medium they will use for blended education. Modules were readily available to students.  

One of the parents of a Senior High School student went to Midway to get the module of her child. She gladly shared her experience saying “Ako po si Ginang Patricia Rios, magulang po ako ni Joshua Rios. Ako po ay mula sa bayan ng Pantabangan. Nandito po ako sa Midway Colleges upang kunin ang module ng aking anak.” 

Teachercasters Amy Grace Collado and Joanna Manangan shared the highlights of student activities and some inspiring testimonies from students on how they learned all throughout their journey as a Senior High School.  

The pandemic has shown that various aspects of our society are undeniably connected as people across the world united against the unseen enemy, COVID-19.  

Education in New Normal  

The world of education is being disrupted. The shift from the traditional approach to the digital way of teaching has brought tremendous changes. Nevertheless, Midway Colleges remained strong and have continued to move forward despite the threats and challenges of the pandemic.  

As reported by Ms. Collado, one of the program outcomes of Senior High School is to prepare the students for the future. This includes molding the students towards higher education.  

Selected graduates of Pre-Baccalaureate Maritime shared how they value their learning.  

Rensyl Mark Ordonio of Maritime Engineering 1A1 said 

“I’m midshipman Ordonio, Rensyl Mark at isa ako sa naging produkto ng Sidhaya ng Midway Colleges at isa ako sa nagpapatunay na ang Social Sciences ay may malaking impluwensiya sa mga estudyanteng katulad ko. Hindi lamang sa pansariling kaalaman bagkus sa pagiging bukas ng aking mata at isipan sa ating lipunan, karapatang pantao, pagkakaiba-iba at higit sa lahat ang pagmamahal at respeto sa ating kapwa.”  

Jonas Mabagos of Marine Transportation 1A1 said 

“I’m Jonas C. Mabagos, a former Pre-Baccalaureate Maritime Student and your Highest Academic Acer Class of 2020.  

In my 2 years staying at Midway Senior High School, I learned to be a good and responsible student.  

Also, it fostered my knowledge and skills and developed me on how to be professional, which is needed in the career that I chose, to be a seafarer. Midway Senior High School teachers made sure that the activities they provided were for our development. With this, we believe that in Midway Senior High School that learning is more fun because we are DRIVEN!”  

The testimonies from students fueled more inspiration for teachers and the institution to keep going.  

Diverse Approach in Learning 

As the school year 2020-2021 started, the institution anchored its plans for continuity learning with the same mission to provide transformative education to students. The whole community of Midway Colleges is committed that no learner shall be left behind in the new normal of education.  

Here are some of the testimonies of students who chose a modular approach in learning.  

Lea May Torres, Grade 12 HUMSS, Modular Distanced Learner  

“Through the activities that Humanities and Social Sciences offer here at Midway Colleges, I have learned so much about various cultures and how they get evolved overtime.  

As an aspiring lawyer, I am grateful that HUMSS strand has specialized subjects like Philippine Politics and Governance, World Religion, and Social Sciences that help me to understand the human experiences and history, and its relevance to the contemporary world. With HUMMS strand, we get the chance to help people to change the world for the better.”  

Joshua Rios, Grade 12 HUMMS, Pure Modular Distance Learner 

“Magandang araw po. Ako po si Joshua Rios, isa po akong mag-aaral ng Midway. Masasabi ko po na kahit modular ang aking pag-aaral, ay natututo ako sapagkat maayos at madaling maintindihan ang aking mga sinasagutan. Noong binigay po sa akin ang module, sinabi ko po sa aking sarili na kailangang maging matalino ako sa paghawak ng aking oras dahil importante po dito ang time management.  

Masasabi ko po, ayon sa aking mga karanasan sa pag-aaral hindi po ako nahihirapang mag-adjust. Dahil kung tayo po ay desididong matuto ay walang makakahadlang sa atin.” 

Commitment to Transformative Education 

Students are being equipped with 21st century skills as their holistic and developmental needs are being met.  

Courses in Humanities and Social Sciences are offered to lead and prepare students into the realization that our society is interconnected beautifully.  

Recapitulation of activity highlights from Humanities and Social Sciences, Community Engagement, Immersion on Different Religious Activity, and Kultura were shown through a slide show of pictures.  

“Diversity should not be the reason for conflict but the motivation for unity” said Ms. Collado.  

For the subject, Personal Development, the students were assisted by their teachers to help them cope with stress by identifying the cause of their stress and practicing how to manage it.  

For Philosophy subject, students incorporated Entrepreneurship by endorsing products using philosophical methods in presentation.  

The celebration of United Nations Month was also observed which aims to live up to a peaceful coexistence of nations across the world.  

In summary, the Senior High School Department, particularly, the Social Science teachers will continue to connect despite the distance for they believe that distance will be distant no more. 

The following people were given credit for the episode: Screenplay writer, Amy Grace Collado and Joanna Manangan; Screenplay Director, Lyca B. Clerigo; Assistant Videographer, Marc Reiniel S. Lagman; Director, Jefferson Ortiz and with special participation of Nanay Patricia Rios. 

The students who presented their products were: 

Ancheta, John Mark 

Evangelista. Clyde Benjamin 

Giron, John Carlo 

Pangilinan, Mark Justin 

Rosario, Ethan Neo 

Zamora, Dante  

With special participation of Nanay Patricia Rios 

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