Enhancing Optics Education in the Philippines

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Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Region VII, Central Visayas
DIVISION OF BOHOL
Tagbilaran City
March 18,2015
Division Memorandum
No. 125 ,s.2O15
ENHANCING OPTICS EDUCATION IN THE PHILIPPINES
To:
Education Supervisors / Division Coordinators
Public Schools District Supervisor / Coordinating Principals
Secondary School Heads / SICs (Public & Private)
1. In line with the Worldwide Celebration of 2015 as the Year of Light, two Scientists from
Australian National University (ANU) will conduct a Workshop on Light on April 28-30, 2015 at
the Central Visayan Institute Foundation, Jagna.
2. Three lectures are designed for teachers and students for Dynamic Learning Program (DLP)
implementing schools. Follow-up of the Workshop will be the design of DLP-style Optics
Learning Activities aligned with the K-12 Curriculum.
3. A registration fee of Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500.00) will be collected each participant to defray
expenses arising from the conduct of the workshop, these include morning and afternoon snacks
and the 3-day lectures. (Please see attached invitation letter for details.)
4. All secondary schools are enjoined to send participants to this workshop.
5. Expenses incurred relative to the par
ticipation of the said workshop are chargeable against school
MOOE, SEF, and other local funds subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules and
regulations.
6. Immediate and wide dissemination of this Memorandum is highly desired.
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Dear Dr. Bongalos,
Greetings from Jagna!
It is our pleasure to inform you that 2 scientists from Australian
National University will conduct a Workshop on Light on 28-30 April 2015
at the Central Visayan Institute Foundation, Jagna. This is part of the
worldwide celebration of 2015 as the Year of Light. These lectures are
designed for teachers and students, most especially for DLP-implementing
schools. Follow-up of the workshop will be the design of DLP-style Optics
Learning Activities, aligned with the K-12 curriculum.
To defray expenses arising from the conduct of the workshop, there would
be a registration fee of P 500/participant which includes morning and
af
ternoon snacks and the 3-day lectures.
We hope DepEd teachers could take advantage of these lectures.
Attached is the Workshop Circular for details.
With our best regards.
Sincerely yours,
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April 28 - 30, 2015, Central Visayan Institute Foundation
Jagna, Bohol 6308, Philippines
In celebration of 2015 as the Year of Light, scientists f
rom Australian National
University (ANU) in Canberra will conduct a 4-day lecture series at the Research Center for
Theoretical Physics, Central Visayan Institute Foundation (CVIF). The activity aims to benefit
science teachers and students of schools implementing the CVIF Dynamic Learning Program
(DLP) especially those in the Department of Education, Division of Bohol.
The workshop includes:
@ General laser show exploring ideas and concepts in an interactive way
@ A session on teaching the wave concept with low cost materials
@ Polarization and lecture demonstrations using an optics kit from the Optical Society of
America Foundation
@ Demonstrations with laser pointers and LEDs with low cost material from Australia
@ Curricular Integration ofworkshop activities with CVIF-DLP learning activity sheets.
LECTURERS:
Prof. Hans-A. Bachor is Professor Emeritus of Quantum Optics at the Australian National
University in Canberra, Australia. Prof. Bachor holds an international reputation for research
teaching in quantum optics and has extensive experience in public outreach in Australia. He is
currently a consultant at Questacon (Australia's National Science and Technology Centre) in
their travelling exhibitions where he gives lectures on lasers.
Dr. Vincent Daria is a fellow at the John Curtin Medical School at the Australian National
University. He received his PhD in Applied Physics from Osaka University, Japan, and
undergraduate degree from the University of the Philippines. He had extensive research
experience in optics during his postdoctoral work in Denmark. He is presently Team Leader of
the Neurophotonics Group ofthe ANU College ofMedicine, Biology and Environment.
WORKSHOP SITE
The Research Center for Theoretical Physics (RCTP), Central Visayan Institute
Foundation, is located in the small coastal town of Jagna in the southern part of the island
province of Bohol. Situated in the Central Visayas Region of the Philippines, this island is
known for its white beaches, snorkeling and diving sites, the Tarsier, Chocolate Hills, scenic
rivers, as well as its rich cultural and historical heritage. The town of Jagna has a port which
connects it to several neighboring provinces by sea. Jagna is 63 km (lhr-15min-drive) from
Tagbilaran, the capital of Bohol. There are several direct daily flights from Manila to
TarrViiWan qnH f
erries from Cebu to Tasbilaran.
For more information contact Dr. M. V. Carpio-Bernido at:
Central Visayan Institute Foundation, Jagna, Bohol 6308, Philippines
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