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Malayan High School of Science Enjoys Exclusive Access to Technology-Driven Learning Platform

Monday, October 24, 2011

The faculty members of Malayan High School of Science together with the SAS trainers.



The teachers of the Malayan High School of Science (MHSS) underwent a training-workshop organized by leading business analytics SAS Institute (Philippines), Inc. on October 6 to learn the SAS Curriculum Pathways.

Malayan High School of Science principal Dr. Efren B. Mateo hands the token of appreciation to Kathleen Marcelo, education specialist lead of SAS Institute (Philippines), Inc.

MHSS has been given exclusive and free access to SAS Curriculum Pathways, the web-based curriculum resources in all core subjects such as English, Science and Math. An estimated 10,000 schools in the United States are using it to further enhance their learning.

MHSS’s exclusive access is a result of the partnership forged between its mother school, Mapúa Institute of Technology, and SAS in September of this year. (Read Mapúa Teams Up with Leading Business Analytics Firm)

Malayan High School of Science principal Dr. Efren B. Mateo gives the token of appreciation to Marianne Decena, customer care officer of SAS Institute (Philippines), Inc.
The school’s faculty members were trained by SAS officials Kathleen Marcelo and Marianne Decena at the MHSS computer laboratory.

During the lecture proper, the trainers started by giving a background of the resource materials. They also enumerated the benefits of using SAS Curriculum Pathways.

According to the 2 SAS officials, SAS Curriculum Pathways targets higher-order thinking skills, integrates content and technology at no cost to educators, employs learner-centered approach, integrates various instructional strategies, incorporates formative as well as summative assessments, and provides eco-friendly delivery and content.

Malayan High School of Science principal Dr. Efren B. Mateo gives the token of appreciation to Marianne Decena, customer care officer of SAS Institute (Philippines), Inc.

The lecture was followed by a demonstration wherein a virtual laboratory was used to analyze free fall, a basic concept in physics. After the demo, the science teachers noted that it clarified the concept in a novel and highly interactive way. They added that this was far different from the dangerous, difficult, expensive and time-consuming lab experiments.

The teachers were also given time to explore the rich content of the curriculum materials.

In a previous interview, MHSS principal Dr. Efren B. Mateo said SAS Curriculum Pathways will “add to the [teachers’] repertoire of teaching strategies to make teaching-learning more effective.”

“It will not replace our existing curriculum but rather it will complement and enrich it,” he said.

He added that it will be rolled out to third year students “effective immediately.”

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