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DICTIONARY FOR CHILDREN: What is the New Classification of COVID-19 Cases? | How is the COVID-19 Pandemic Being Fought?

Dear parents,

We are happy to share with you the last group of words in our COVID-19 Dictionary for Children. This edition aims to inform each child that COVID-19 can be fought by different sectors working together.

Included also are the new terminologies from WHO and DOH that are now being used to classify COVID-19 cases. We encourage you to discuss these words together with the third cluster of terms (What is the process used to find out if a person has COVID-19?) to help children better understand what is being done to identify those with the COVID-19 disease.

You may download a copy of the dictionary at bit.ly/dictionaryforchildren.

Thank you very much!

Jerome T. Buenviaje, Ph.D.
Dean
UP COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
May 2, 2020

REwearing Masks and Breaking the Chain of Infection of COVID-19

Dear All,

I am delighted to share with you two infographics that were developed by our Health Education Area in order to remind us to do our share in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

The first infographic explains the steps on how to properly use a REwear mask (re-usable, washable, re-wearable mask) designed by the Department of Science and Technology. It encourages everyone to not only wear a mask when going out but to ensure that it is PROPERLY worn, which means that it fits snugly and entirely covers the mouth and the nose.

Meanwhile, the second infographic is an updated version of Breaking the Chain of Infection of COVID-19. It explains that there are six elements that are needed to spread a communicable disease such as COVID-19 and preventing its transmission entails cutting the chain from any of its points. An earlier version of the chain was already disseminated in March and was translated into 14 languages.

It is our hope that by promoting personal and social responsibility, our wellbeing as a people will be ensured and we will be able to beat our common invisible enemy. Together, we are stronger!

JEROME T. BUENVIAJE, PhD
Dean
UP COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
May 1, 2020

DICTIONARY FOR CHILDREN: What is the Process Used to Find Out If a Person has COVID-19?

Dear parents,

We are glad to share with you the third group of words in our COVID-19 Dictionary for Children. These words discuss ways to determine if a person has COVID-19. Your children will need more guidance to understand the technical terms included in this edition. Although there is a new classification of COVID-19 cases, we decided to include the definitions of former terminologies because these continue to be used in different parts of our country. Our college will come out with a new set of definitions to explain the new terminologies. You may download a copy of the dictionary at bit.ly/dictionaryforchildren.
Thank you very much!

Jerome T. Buenviaje, Ph.D.
Dean
UP COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
April 23, 2020

DIKSYUNARYONG PAMBATA: Paano Nalalaman Kung May COVID-19 Ang Isang Tao?

Para sa mga magulang,
Ikinatutuwa naming ibahagi sa inyo ang ikatlong pangkat ng mga salita sa aming Diksyunaryong COVID-19 Para sa mga Bata. Ito ay tumatalakay sa mga paraan kung paano nalalalaman sino ang may COVID-19. Higit na kinakailangan ang inyong paggabay upang mas maunawaan ng mga bata ang mga teknikal na salita sa edisyong ito. Bagaman may bagong klasipikasyon ng mga kaso ng COVID-19, nagpasya kaming bigyang kahulugan pa rin ang mga dating terminolohiya dahil patuloy itong ginagamit sa ibang lugar sa ating bansa. Maglalabas ang kolehiyo ng bagong pangkat ng mga salita na tumatalakay sa mga bagong terminolohiya. Maaring madownload ang kopya ng diksyunaryo sa bit.ly/dictionaryforchildren.
Maraming salamat po!

Jerome T. Buenviaje, Ph.D.
Dean
UP COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Abril 23, 2020

DICTIONARY FOR CHILDREN: How Can We Prevent the Spread of COVID-19?

Dear parents,

We are pleased to share with you the second group of words in our COVID-19 Dictionary for Children. This discusses ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We encourage you to discuss this with your children. Hopefully, the pictures will help children better understand concepts related to COVID-19. You may download a copy of the dictionary at bit.ly/dictionaryforchildren.

Let us continue to help children strengthen their ability to fight COVID-19!
Thank you very much!

Jerome T. Buenviaje, Ph.D.
Dean
UP COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

DIKSYUNARYONG PAMBATA: Paano Maiiwasan ang Pagkalat ng COVID-19

Para sa mga magulang,

Ikinagagalak naming ibahagi sa inyo ang ikalawang pangkat ng mga salita sa aming Diksyunaryong COVID-19 Para sa mga Bata. Ito ay tumatalakay sa mga paraan kung paano maiiwasan ang pagkalat ng COVID-19. Hinihikayat naming talakayin ninyo ito kasama ng inyong mga anak. Sana ay makatulong ang mga larawan upang higit na maunawaan ng mga bata ang mga konseptong kaugnay ng COVID-19. Maaring madownload ang kopya ng diskryunaryo sa bit.ly/dictionaryforchildren.

Patuloy nating tulungan ang mga batang paigtingin ang kanilang kakayahang labanan ang COVID-19.

Maraming salamat po!

Jerome T. Buenviaje, Ph.D.

Dean

UP COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

ARTVAN, with Art Education Area and PAEA presents Women’s Month Exhibit “Panawen: Lakbay sa Panahon ng Babae” at the QCX

By Bernadette Reyes, Art Education Area

Photos courtesy of Ruben Castor Ranin, Bernadette Reyes, and Sheena Ureta

This Women’s Month 2020, twenty-four men and women narrated stories of women through images as they depicted the journey of women at different times and life stages. Panawen: Lakbay sa Panahon ng Babae, an exhibition of paintings and photographs was launched this Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the QCX: Quezon City Experience, Quezon City Circle, Quezon City. An initiative of the Quezon City Local Government, in partnership with Art Ventures and Advocacy Network (Art VAN), Philippine Art Educators Association (PAEA), and the University of the Philippines College of Education Art Education Area, the show hopes to draw into consciousness the different seasons and reasons on how a women comes into being, and how time molds her to be the person that she is, not only for herself, but for others as well. Panawen, the Ilocano word for panahon, or seasons, hopefully, has aptly described how time immerses the woman in her experiences, encounters, and challenges, and how her strength is sieved through these.

The opening event commenced with a ritual, guided by Mr. Apoy “EJ” Jacinto, in honor of all the women and all those which she represented, her hopes and aspirations. The event was also graced by Dr. Nancy Kimuell-Gabriel, Head of the University of the Philippines, Diliman Gender Office, who has expressed her solidarity with Panawen, and the different embodiments of the art works. Ms. Phoebe Beltran-Almazan of the University of the Philippines College of Education Art Education Area and ARTVan president gave the welcoming remarks and introduced the artists.

Aside from the exhibit opening ceremony last March 7, a free seminar on Discipline Based Arts-Education by the UP Diliman Art Education Area, led by Professor Charo Defeo-Baquial, to the DepEd Division of Quezon City Districts 1 and 2 MAPEH (Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health) and Art teachers, also took place in the afternoon of the same day. However, due to the lockdown, the same seminar on March 14,  and the scheduled free workshops on March 21 were cancelled. The organizers plan to offer the workshops after the lockdown.

For more information on upcoming events and seminars, you may visit https://web.facebook.com/UPCEArtEdArea/ and https://web.facebook.com/ArtVanMnl/.

Shown in photo during the exhibit opening: (from top left) — 1. Sasha Garcia 2. Benay R. Reyes 3. Molly Velasco-Wansom 4. Jahzel Alcala Mangalindan-Gonzales 5. Jama Alcala Mangalindan-Ramos (ArtVAN Founding Vice President) 6. Gem Yonzon-Blanco 7. Dennis G. Baquial 8. Charo Defeo-Baquial (Art Education Area Coordinator, UP College of Education) 9. Phoebe P. Beltran-Almazan (ArtVAN Founding President) 10. Dr. Nancy Kimuell-Gabriel (UP Diliman Gender Office Head) 11. Roland André Malic 12. Lea Lim 13. Kyrsty Alde
(from bottom left): 1. Jonathan Quines (ArtVAN Founding Secretary) 2. James Singlador 3. Ruben Castor Ranin 4. Jose Glenn Blanco 5. Apoy Ej Jacinto (PAEA President; ArtVAN Adviser) 6. Magiting Baquial
UP College of Education Art Education Area with Art and MAPEH teachers from Division of City Schools from QC Districts 1 and 2.

Art and Health Education Areas hold 4th National MAPEH Seminar: Promoting Wellness in MAPEH

Write-up by Cyril Noroña, MAEd Art Education

The 4th National MAPEH Seminar, with the theme Promoting Wellness in MAPEH, was held on July 13, 2019 in the Benitez Theater, UP College of Education. It was organized by the UPCEd Art and Health Education Areas, and sponsored by Vibal Publishing and Prestige Paper Products.  Prof. Lorelei Vinluan welcomed the 130 participants who came public and private schools in Luzon. Meanwhile, the speakers, all of whom are practicing professionals, talked about wellness in their respective fields.

Dr. Jaclyn Cauyan, a professor in Counselor Education, gave the first talk on wellness. She stated the importance of watching out for both physical and mental wellness. She discussed the eight dimensions of wellness, as well as practical ways in keeping healthy for each dimension.

Ms. Ruth Manalo, a resident nutritionist and dietitian in the University Health service, highlighted nutrition in what students usually eat, and what they should be eating – more fruits and vegetables. What they eat provides nutrition, and lack thereof affects their performance, particularly in school.

Prof. Revin Santos, a professor in Sports Science, discussed the need for a change in lifestyle, emphasizing that being healthy also involves daily activities and that there is a need to change from a sedentary to an active lifestyle. He also said that the best way to encourage and teach healthy living to students is by example.

Prof. Daisy Ragragio-Valenciano, a professor in Music Education, talked about how music can be instrumental to the soul’s wellness.  She shared teaching strategies on how to make music relevant and move students to encourage expression, where the soul comes into play.

Last but not the least, Prof. Amos Manlangit, a lecturer in the College of Fine Arts, talked about integrating wellness strategies in Art Education, and how art can facilitate a curative process and therapeutic experience. He linked it with how art has helped his students with disabilities, the different levels of creative engagement students can have in art production, and how teachers can plan activities accordingly.

The speakers also incited introspection among the teachers, making them reflect on their own health and well-being. The practical ways the speakers shared to help improve the students’ well-being can also be applied to teachers. As Prof. Cauyan implied, while teachers watch out for their students’ wellbeing, they should not forget about their own.

The seminar ended with closing remarks by Prof. Grace Duka-Pante.

Special Education Week

It is Special Education week, for children with Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD…

Posted by Enrico Flor on Monday, December 3, 2018