MLQU is now at Home in Quezon City

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On August 19, 2016, coinciding with the 138th birth anniversary of the former President of the Philippine Commonwealth Manuel Luis Quezon, Manuel L. Quezon University or MLQU formally launched its victorious move to the city named after the late former president. This day, called “Quezon is Home” featured the symbolic move and unveiling of the late former president’s portrait done by National Artist in Painting, Fernando Amorsolo, to continue the legacy of MLQU from Quiapo, Manila to Quezon City. Quezon City and MLQU celebrate August 19 as Quezon Day in accordance with Republic Act 6741.

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The MLQU Quezon City campus or MLQU School for Professional Advancement and Continuing Education (MLQU SPACE) is located near the MRT Kamuning Station along EDSA. Led by New San Jose Builders’(NSJBI) Chairman Dr. Rizalino Acuzar and MLQU president and NSJBI co-chairman Dr. Isagani Germar, the event was graced with Quezon City officials and guests.

Pioneering Programs to mark the QC campus expansion

MLQU has partnered with distinguished groups in introducing pioneering programs as it enters the city’s roster of esteemed academic institutions.

Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Associations, Inc (CREBA)

The Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Association, the largest real estate umbrella organization in the Philippines and MLQU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will provide students of MLQU who want to have a career in real estate management, training modules. CREBA and MLQU’s training modules aim to have these students learn real estate law in relation to commercial, rental and private properties.

BLOOMBERG AND East West Educational Specialists, Co. Inc. (EWES)

Bloomberg and EWES are collaborating on these learning initiatives:

• Bloomberg EWES Certified Financial Markets Professional Program
• Bloomberg EWES Faculty Development Programs
• Bloomberg Professional Service Practicum Program which includes international trip exposures to integrate the Bloomberg terminal application into the EWES course curriculum
Aside from the collaborative learning initiatives mentioned above, MLQU and East West will be conducting certification programs and review classes for the different programs and courses for the students and graduates of MLQU in accordance with the standards and requirements of the Commission on Higher Education, Bloomberg LP, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

American Concrete Institute (ACI) and Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP)

MLQU partnered with ACI and ASEP in order to give more boost in the Architecture and Engineering programs of the university. ACI and ASEP have programs that aim to develop the students and professionals’ knowledge and practice in structural engineering.

ACI has been in the country since 1995 to advocate for concrete quality and the uplift meant of the concrete industry. Ellen Chua, president of ACI-Philippine chapter said, “we aim to provide students, academe, practitioners and professionals the advanced knowledge and technology in solving and upgrading the quality of the construction industry in the Philippines. Our collaboration with MLQU shall focus on the training and certification of professionals for them to be equipped with international standards allowing them to be on top.”

Established in 1961, ASEP is a leader in the practice of structural engineering. “The main objective of the program in partnership with MLQU is to explore and impart actual applied practice in the industry like how to do the actual design and how to use the proper tools in the design,” according to Danilo Domingo, ASEP Vice President.

NEW SAN JOSE BUILDERS, Inc (NSJBI) supports MLQU in helping Filipinos achieve their dreams

It was in 2014 when property developer New San Jose Builders, Inc. (NSJBI) acquired ownership of the 69yo Manuel L Quezon University. Together, MLQU and NSJBI dreamed about helping their students achieve better lives through their education by improving and upgrading the school’s facilities and expanding and providing opportunities for learning.

It was in 2015 when MLQU opened its School for Professional Advancement and Continuing Education (SPACE) at the Victoria Sports Tower along EDSA in Quezon City.

Victoria Sports Tower is a project of NSJBI. It has 5 floors (34, 180 sqm) of sports and social club features with the most advanced indoor sports facilities, business amenities, wellness and fitness centers, residential units, and luxurious hotel-like lobby. The building offers MLQU students a conducive learning environment.

MLQU continues to expand with the opening of another campus at the nearby Timog Avenue within the coming years to be able to offer more college courses to the Filipino students.

Visit MLQU SPACE for more information and inquiries about the latest certification programs and offering. Contact number is 683-2327 local 122 or 129.
Visit the website at MLQU.edu.ph.
Official Facebook page is mlquofficial

51 Talk : Teach. Learn. Earn.

51 Talk is one of the fastest growing online English Language Teaching or ELT platforms in the Philippines. Established in China in 2011, 51 Talk began its Philippine operations in 2012. There are now more than 4,000 home-based teachers all over the country and 51 Talk continues to provide career opportunities to Filipinos who have a good command of the English language.

Click here 51Talk.com/ph to know more about becoming a home-based e-Educator.

51 Talk Teacher Story Contest

51 Talk recently held “51 Talk Teacher Story” Contest, aimed to encourage their e-Educators to share their experience as online teachers. Three winners were chosen out of 250 entries based on uniqueness, inspirational appeal and over-all impact.

The winners were the following:

1st place : Teacher Moyee, who helped her student overcome his nervousness. They talked about topics he is interested in and comfortable with to make conversing in English easier. The student moved to Australia to pursue postgrad studies after a month of online lessons.

2nd place : Teacher Lilydale, a single mom who works from home. She gets to work from home and at the same time be able to take care of her son too.

3rd place : Teacher Amorlove from Cebu who manages her time to be a 51Talk teacher and an Architecture student. She understands the passion her students have for learning, being a student herself.

Michele Gumabao as 51Talk Ambassador

Michele Gumabao is an athlete, health and wellness advocate, entrepreneur and inspirational speaker who motivates young people to do more at their age. When she joined 51Talk, Michele conducted an online class to different learners. She has then spent time interacting with the students, teaching them the language and learning more about their culture.

Michele said that “From my experience, I’ve learned that patience and understanding are very important so that each session will be fulfilling and successful. Students have different learning curves, so I have to adjust and adapt to them so I can teach effectively.”

Visit 51Talk.com/ph for more info.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve seen these almost everywhere: at the bookstores, on Social Media posts, on your officemate’s desk and maybe even in your sister’s room. If you guessed that what “these” are being referred to as coloring books, then yes, you are right. Coloring books are what people are going crazy about these days.

To be precise, these coloring books are called adult coloring books. The designs of these adult coloring books vary, from botanicals, flower gardens, under-the-sea creatures, and even cities all over the world. Unlike when you were still in school and there were “right and wrong” ways to color things, this time, you can let your imagination run wild and you get to choose the colors you fancy.

Materials: coloring books or pages, colored pencils, colored pens.

Bloom Where You Are Planted

There are other activities we can indulge in to bring out the artist in us.

Doodling
Doodling seems like a mindless task but it isn’t so. To doodle is to draw while doing another task like listening to a lecture or music. Although doodles are usually simpler versions of objects, they may be as creative as other artistic pursuits. Doodle designs are used as wall paper and gift wrap designs among others. Doodle books are also popular as coloring books.

Materials: sketch pad or sheets of paper, pens or pencils.

Hand-drawing
Artists who draw are content providers for those who love to color. Drawing by hand gives the artist a purpose, a vision and an outlet for creative energy. Hand-drawing requires concentration, creativity and imagination to be able to present ideas in images that will be understood by others.

Materials: sketch pad, a variety of pens for different strokes, colored pencils or pens

Zentangling
Zentangling is not like doodling because it has specific styles and structured patterns. Zentangles are easy-to-learn, fun and relaxing. This art form was founded by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.

Materials: sketch pad, pens, Zentangle book for reference

Paper-cutting
Paper cutting is one of the more difficult art forms to master because it needs precision and control especially when using the sharp blades of cutters and scalpels. This art, though a bit difficult, can be rewarding too. The wonderful images and messages being cut are awesome to behold.

Materials: Cutting mat, metal ruler, pencil, scalpel, blades, tracing paper, backing material

Painting
Painting is an artistic pursuit that may be difficult for some. This entails a considerable amount of concentration, planning and organization of ideas. It is worth the time and effort, however, when one is able to execute a masterpiece or two.

Materials: easel, chair, canvas, brushes, oil paints, acrylic, watercolor, mixing disn

Chalk art
Chalk art is writing on dark surfaces or at times, on streets and outdoors. These days, newer restaurants and cafes have their special menu for the day written on a small blackboard that the clients can easily see.

Materials: blackboard, different colors of chalk

Mandala
A mandala is a word derived from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Translated to mean “circle,” this is more than a simple shape with intricate designs stemming out from one focal point.

Mandalas represent wholeness and is illustrated as a model for the organizational structure of life itself showing our relation to the infinite beyond our bodies and minds. In various religious beliefs a mandala symbolizes different things: timekeeping, visions, beliefs and religious expressions as well as meditation.

There are several coloring books featuring the mandalas which are deemed therapeutic to draw and color. Many attest it relaxes the mind.

Materials: sketch pad, pencils, pens, ruler, pencil compass

Art stamping
Stamps are fun because these have already been crafted and ready to be put together to create a vision. Stamps can be made up of letters, words and things. There are artists who make their own stamps using rubbers erasers where they carve their designs. These can be incorporated in different art forms like calligraphy, journaling,and drawing.

Materials: pre-made rubber stamps, ink, paper, colored pens, pens.

Calligraphy
Calligraphy is the art of decorative handwriting. Mostly used to write quotations, these can be interspersed with drawings. Hand-written invitations are usually made using calligraphy.

Materials: calligraphy pens, ink, papers or sketch pad, pencils, erasers, ruler, calligraphy books as reference.

Journaling or journal-writing
Journaling is akin to diary writing, only better. Journaling is like a visual board where dreams and goals can be put in written perspective. One doesn’t have to write in these journals daily, but regularly updating is a must.

Materials: a good journal notebook, stamps, colored pens, fabric tapes, colored papers, stickers

It is apparent that people these days want a break from digital stimulation and would rather work using their hands while at the same time honing their imagination and creativity. They are also able to relax and meditate while doing so.

Benefits of Relaxation and a few words of caution…

It has been months since I’ve written anything in this blog. I’ve been busy with family matters and catching up on my reading and watching of missed TV series favorites.

There are so many changes that has happened in our family and these, like when we used to answer scrapbook questions, are just too many to elaborate.

Blogging, though at a standstill as opposed to real life events that are not posted online, is not a forgotten passion. I still write. I still submit published articles online. Truth be told, I don’t like to call myself a blogger anymore because in some instances, others tend to attach something negative to this “title”.

Year after year, I tell myself I will write more. I still have a lot of ideas and I really have to find time to write because I am bursting with ideas I want to share and not because I have a deadline or a blogging event press release that has a time table.

I like to think I can challenge those few people who come across my blog reading not just about special education but about how to be good parents to their children or how to bring change to themselves and the people around them.

Pretty big to aspire for, right? Right.

Anyway… for this coming school year, I don’t have a child in elementary school anymore and because of that special event, I wrote about Graduation and the Pinoy Family in this article. The son is an incoming 9th grader under the new Philippines K-12 program. The eldest is an incoming Junior in another university. Yep, my children all go to a university that has basic education level.

Professionally, I have several former students who are now college graduates and even a few have PRC licenses. I currently have three former students in college. For this development in the lives of my students and in my standing as a special Ed teacher, I wrote an article on the alternative courses for college students.

I promise to write more and hope to inspire myself to do just that.

Hey Kids! If you want to find out fascinating and interesting links between animals and our everyday world, you have to watch Discovery Kids WILD BUT TRUE. Wild But True will be shown every Tuesday at 5:00pm starting December 2, 2014.

Encores are every Saturday at 9:30am and 1;30pm.

Discovery Kids Wild but True

Wild But True will have Robert Irwin, a naturalist and Isabel Yamazaki, a science geek team up to show how science has made us students of Mother Nature. Each episode will explore nature’s amazing solutions for the different problems in the wild and how we humans can use these blueprints to make our world safer, greener and more efficient and more fun!

Giles, the digital friend who will provide artificial intelligence will help them along the way. He will provide clues that willlead to the answers to the puzzling questions they need answers and help Robert and Isabel hook up with scientists, researchers and developers who will further explain the technology behind their interesting topics.

Experiments will further help them (and you!) better understand the different concepts, features and abilities intrinsic to the wild world.

Are you ready for Discovery Kids WILD BUT TRUE?

Mark your calendars on December 2, 2014 5 pm.

 

Posted by teacherjulie @ 8:18 am

Exploreum in the Philippines was recently opened. This exciting place to be “Where Science Becomes Fun”.

The Exploreum will let the curious learners experience learning in a fun and memorable way because it believes and give value to science as an indispensable tool for understanding the world and enriching people’s lives.

There are 10 galleries covering a wide range of topics on some of the following topics:

  • topics related to life on Earth
  • fundamental nature of the cosmos
  • technology advances
  • environment
  • mechanical advances

Here are some (mobile) photos of the learning experiences that Exploreum has to offer:

Exploreum Manila
You can try to fly this plane yourself, using a simulation of course 😀

Exploreum Manila
Do you know how to operate this one?

Exploreum Manila
A TV!

Exploreum Manila
Science on a sphere is just wonderful.

Click here for more photos.

Exploreum will let learners experience different mediums like 3D holograms, realistic wax models, virtual reality simulations, optical illusions, detailed replicas, games, audio-visual presentations and more.

Exploreum can be found at the Ground Floor of Southside Entertainment Mall at the SM Mall of Asia.

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