The College of Teacher Education has successfully conducted an Extension Program at St. Joseph Institute, Candon City, Ilocos Sur on June 2, 2015 which was dubbed as “Extension Service at SJI on Iluko Orthography and Action Research”.

Sis.Nela A. Ramirez, SPC, the Directress of St. Joseph Institute, warmly welcomed the extensionists from NLPSC; while Dr. Jaime G. Raras, Dean of the College of Teacher Education, gave the rationale of the activity with emphasis on Iluko orthography and the importance of research as part of the academic workload of the teacher.

SJI teachers in the high school and elementary levels especially those who are teaching MTB-MLE listened to lectures on the preparation of intervention materials using the Iluko language and in the preparation and conduct of action researches. Dr. Raras and Ms. Cheryl Dizadiscussed the Iluko orthography, explained the grammatical rules in Iluko and taught the rudiments on how to prepare intervention materials using Iluko. They facilitated the workshop by providing close supervision when teachers started to make their intervention materials.

In the afternoon, Mrs. Ruby A. Gabor and Dr. Lanie B. Tiu explained the procedure in preparing and conducting an action research. The resource persons facilitated the workshop. Participants were grouped according to their academic discipline. They were asked to formulate their research titles together with a short rationale and the statement of the problems. Group leaders presented their outputs and the extensionists from NLPSC served as members of the Panel of Critics. (LBT)