The Invent School Program completed the last leg of the pilot testing of its modules for elementary pupils on 29 November 2017 at the Upper Bicutan Elementary School (UBES), Taguig City.
Aimed to hone the young minds of the future Filipino inventors, the Program provides a starting ground for students to get in touch with their creative and inventive potentials.
As one of the promising programs of the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Technology (DOST-TAPI), the Program is a vehicle in leading aspiring inventors to improve their natural ingenuities meant for generating endeavors for future enterprises.
“What the nation needs today are participative, inquisitive, creative, and inventive students to become strong driving forces in pushing economic progress in the near future,” said Dr. Ma. Cheryl Fernandez, Principal IV of UBES.
A combination of lectures and games was prepared for Grades V and IV pupils, turning the lessons enjoyable and easy to understand.
Ms. Susan Cabalona, Master Teacher and School Science Coordinator of UBES challenged the students to show their skills during the workshops as this is their chance to become little inventors.
“Investing for the future scientists, technologists, engineers, and inventors is a worthwhile venture and today is the rightful time to begin,” said Anna Liza B. Saet, Program Manager of Invent School.
Saet noted that the students participated very well in coming up with creative ideas and outputs most especially in developing their inventions.
The Program’s first pilot testing for elementary pupils was conducted on 16 June 2017 in Project 6 Elementary School, Quezon City while the training of trainers was immediately organized on 07 and 08 August of the same year.
This has been a major breakthrough for the Program as it is initially offered to high school and college students for the past nine years.
The pilot testing was spearheaded by trainers Ms. Mechelle DV. Balboa and Mr. Elvin B. Almazar, Senior Science Research Specialists of DOST-TAPI and DOST-National Capital Region (NCR), respectively.
“We are very lucky to receive this kind of support and attention from the Invent School in choosing UBES as one of the first schools to experience the modules,” said Dr. Teodoro C. Melegrito, Public Schools District Supervisor of Cluster IV.
Full implementation of the Invent School Program in elementary schools deploys early 2018.
DOST-TAPI S&T Media Service
Jund Rian A. Doringo