Launching of Project INSPIRE cum Capacity Building for Science Teachers 

Project INSPIRE will make Science teaching-learning simple, fun and stimulating.

INSPIRE which stands for INtensifying Science Performance through an Inspiring and Resource-rich Environment is an umbrella program in Science aimed to provide an avenue for teachers and students to showcase their skills and abilities along Science and Technology in an empowered  environment. 

To accommodate all science teachers and other science enthusiasts and due to pandemic, the INSPIRE project was launched via Streamyard on August 3, 2022. One hundred five participants were able to join the online activity. It started with a pre-test posted in the comment section and a post test was conducted, too, and evaluation link was also posted before the end of the activity.

A welcome message was given by CID Chief Sir Noel D. Logronio who assured his support to this noble undertaking. The Regional Science Supervisor, Madam Chozara P. Duroy and ASDS Sir Arvin R. Sese likewise gave their messages of support to the INSPIRE program. They are looking forward to the innovations this program may produce in the future. SDS Madam Fatima D. Buen further motivated everyone by the inspiring words she shared to all the participants. She is full of hope that this program will bring something new in the field of Science and will be beneficial to all teachers and students.

Another message of support was given by one of the program partners of INSPIRE, Provincial Director of DOST Masbate, Engr. Josie D. Albao who promised to help sustain the program’s benefits and back up the implementation of the program by providing Robotics Resources to the Division. The City Government of Masbate through Hon City Mayor Rowena R. Tuason also gave her full support and cooperation to the realization of the objectives of the program.

The opening program was followed by the Capacity Building for Science Teachers. It started with the Session on “Science is Fun when it Inspires” by the Division EPS in Science, Madam Jemnah A. Macabe. She shared the rationale behind conceptualization of Project INSPIRE and the good features of this program. It was followed by the INNOBOX national winner, King George D. Barruga, who, with so much positivity talked on this topic: “Taking your Next Step to the Future of Education Through Innovation”. Then a video presentation of sample Teacher-developed Innovations was shown to stimulate the interests of Science teachers to innovate and create. Then, the Robotics expert, Gerard Jan D. Ibanez, encourage all to engage in Robotics on his session entitled: “ Start your Teaching-Learning Adventure with Robotics. The last session was ran by Ms. Remy Joyce A. Vinas on “Craft Designs for Science Teaching and Learning” through the application of Design thinking Process. INSPIRE gives way to its sub-programs: Project GEAR( Geared-up Education through the Application of Robotics), INTRA (INnovation Through Research and Analysis) and UNA (Unfolded NonTraditional Activities). Gawad Agham Awardees were also recognized during the event: Gerard Jan Ibanez for Robotics, Aileen L. Poldo for Research and  King George D. Barruga for Innovation. The virtual activity was hosted by Mr. Jeric E. Cabug and Ms. Janin Abegail A. Barruga.