Training Programs

Courses for Teachers and Educators

Ant Studies for Researchers and Students

The course is designed to introduce the methods, techniques, and applications of ant studies (myrmecology) to students, faculty, and researchers of biology, ecology, biodiversity and animal behavior.  Lectures, references, field collection and laboratory work will impart the necessary skills to the participants.  At the end of the course, the participants are expected to be familiar with the collecting techniques, subfamilies of ants and some of the common genera, be able to mount and preserve ant specimens, be able to identify ants to genus, and be able to design, execute, and analyze research projects that include ants.

  • Schedule and duration: 5 days (exact date to be announced)
  • Venue: Museum of Natural History (if available)
  • Course fee: P4,000 (not including travel, food and accommodation)
  • Other requirements: Stereomicroscopes, handouts, printed specimen labels, lab supplies
  • Course coordinator: Florante Cruz/James Alvarez
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  • Contact number: (049) 536-3669
  • Minimum of 5 participants and maximum of 10

Introduction to Linux for Scientists

This training course aims to equip scientists and researchers with the basic knowledge of the linux operating system. Nowadays, most of the research tools, for example those used in sequence alignment and visualization, are developed for the linux operating system because of its power and open source nature. Basic knowledge of linux is thus very important for scientists. This course is targeted to principal investigators, project leaders, and research staff. Resource persons are researchers themselves who have used the power of linux in their own researches.

Date (Duration) and time schedule
Two (2) days
By arrangement/ To be announced

Venue
Training Laboratory, Institute of Computer Science, UPLB

Course coordinators
Joseph Anthony C. Hermocilla
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Arian J. Jacildo
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Telephone/telefax numbers (049) 536­2313, (049) 536­2302

Minimum number of participants required
10 - ­15 persons

Job Enrichment Training for Teachers

Dynamics of student learning and understanding the Core Experience, testing and evaluation of learning outcomes, micro-teaching demonstration and classroom management to improve teaching effectiveness and organizational productivity.

  • June 8-12, 2015
  • 8:30AM - 5:00 PM
  • P2,500 per person
  • Min. no. of partipants: 10
  • Coordinator: Dr. Myra E. David
  • Telefax: (049) 536-0319

Minimatech and Instructional Design for E-Teaching

Course is designed to enable teachers to understand and integrate technology into traditional teaching. Teachers as trained agents will be trained in project management on the innovative use of information technology that requires minimal resources. Hands-on projects include using minimalist technology in developing pedagogical strategies and materials, web design and development to the school, and designing courses.

  • June 1 - June 5, 2015
  • 8:30-5:00 PM
  • P4,000 per person broken down as follows:
    • P3,000 -Registration Fee (Advance payment should be made by bank deposit or through UPLB cashier)
    • P1,000 - Training course materials (USB/Flask Disk, Software CD-ROM & Course Manual)
  • Min. no. of partipants: 10
  • Coordinator: Dr. Myra E. David
  • Telefax: (049) 536-0319

Physics Teachers Training-Workshop

This is a joint program of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics and the Department of Education Division of Oriental Mindoro. In this training-workshop, Physics topics covered in Grades 7-9 will be discussed. Common misconceptions on these topics will be tackled. There will be hands-on experiments, classroom demonstrations and problem solving sessions to optimize the learning experience.

  • Schedule: April 13-15, 2015
  • Venue: Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
  • Course fee and other requirements: To be announced
  • Course coordinator: Dr. Ranzivelle Marianne L. Roxas-Villanueva
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  • Contact number: (049) 536-6610
  • Minimum number of participants: 20

Planning of Learning Experiences for Preschoolers

This 3-day seminar workshop is intended for development workers, degree holders (other than education) who are interested in working with children and to acquire knowledge and skills in planning learning experiences for physical motor, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children

  • Tentative Schedule: June 24-26, 2015
  • Venue: DHFDS
  • P3,000 per person
  • Min. no. of participants: 25
  • Coordinator: Prof. Ria D. Sanchez
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-2480 (Office landline); 0915 649 1225 (mobile)

Public Speaking Training

This course provides instruction and experience in preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion. Emphasis is on research, preparation, delivery, and evaluation of informative, persuasive, and special occasion public speaking. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and deliver well-organized speeches and participate in group discussion with appropriate audiovisual support. Students should also demonstrate the speaking, listening, and interpersonal skills necessary to be effective communicators in academic settings, in the workplace, and in the community.

  • Schedule: August to September 2016
  • Duration: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Venue: Learning Resource Center
  • Participants: 20-30 Agricultural and Rural Development Scholarship (ARDS) Grantees; Best and the Brightest Students; UPLB students; and other interested individuals
  • Course fee: P 1,500 per person; free for UPLB students
  • Coordinator: Sheryl Edd P. Hermosa 
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-2761

Understanding Wood

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on the chemical, physical and mechanical properties of wood that affect its utilization; includes discussion on major chemical constituents of wood, moisture content, density and specific gravity, shrinkage and swelling, strength and rheological properties among others, supplemented by laboratory exercises to explain behavior of wood in service; designed for supervisors or technical personnel of wood-based companies as well as research and academic staff of forestry related institutions.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: ((049) 536-2736
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Wood Identification

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on the classification and identification of commercially important Philippine hardwoods; includes identification techniques based on gross and anatomical features of wood and hands on laboratory exercises and sample preparation; designed for supervisors or technical personnel of wood-based companies as well as research and academic staff of forestry related institutions.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: ((049) 536-2736
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