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Jose Maria College Goes International

JMC is now in Phnom Penh, Cambodia!

It started as an academy in 2002 in Davao City, Philippines.  Now,  it has grown into a college offering Basic and Higher Education, and TESDA courses. As it turned 14, JMC made a mark in its history as it goes beyond the Philippine  boundaries to offer Basic Education programs in  Cambodia.  

On August 14, 2015, the open house was spearheaded by Cambodia Coordinator Evangeline Escobar and JMC Davao Administrator Dr. Nelia Q. Canada, which  gave the people of Phnom Penh  the opportunity to have a glimpse of the newest English school in the capital. The overwhelming response of the parents, students and even of the country's Ministry of Education paved the way for the establishment of JMC International which offers English Tutorials, and programs for Toddlers, Nursery, Kinder 1 and  2, and Grades 1 and  2 students. 

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JMC-ITE On GEG Davao Inaugural Meet-up


Here’s good news for Philippine educators!  Educators can now be more tech savvy and change the world of education together by bringing the benefits of technology to schools, classrooms and communities.

 In the Inaugural Meeting of Google Educator Groups (GEGs), in partnership with   the Jose Maria College (JMC)-ITE, various educators from different colleges and universities in Davao City and other parts of Mindanao learned new ways   on how to maximize the benefits of technology in schools through the collaborative work of a community of passionate educators.

GEG, with Google as the primary partner and Globe , envisions upgrading teaching performance.  This does not only benefit students for their  researches and assignments, but will also help teachers in keeping track of the student’s academic status. In this case, technology will not be a learning outcome but a learning tool, according to one of the GEG’s   major organizers, Shisher Kumar Bhandari, who is also the IT Administrator of JMC and Kingdom of Jesus Christ International. 

How do GEGs work? An educator from Sarangani, Mr. Ariel C. Lalisan, shared his experiences and tips on how to become a successful mentor through the help of this project.  He also emphasized the use of Google Apps and other tools for education, which he believed will bring better insights into the students’ learning.   

GEG is not run by Google but by passionate individuals in the education community. Its activities can be both online and offline. Online GEGs provide avenues for educators to discuss together and learn from one another through Google+; while offline provide   avenues for events and workshops wherein educators learn and share face to face.   It is unlimited and free.

The inaugural meeting was  participated in by educators from the host school, Jose Maria College; Ateneo de Davao University, University of Mindanao, University  of  Southeastern Philippines  and was conceived as a great start for a better learning and more meaningful and productive interaction between and among educators.




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Hearing-impaired Pinoy Student Figures Prominently In International Youth Gathering

A hearing impairment was no obstacle for a young psychology student in bringing honor to the Philippines in a recent international youth leaders' gathering in Vietnam.

Von Reiner Duterte was runner-up at the first Dux Gregis International Youth Leaders Convergence, after giving his tourism pitch for Davao City, GMA Davao reported Wednesday.

During the convergence from June 25 to 28, he competed with more than 10 other youth leaders in promoting tourism in their native lands via the World Tourism Marketing Challenge.

"It was such a great experience for me because it is my first independent competition outside of school and it was not easy to get there," said Von, who is not related to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

Duterte, who is described in his school as an inspiration, overcame what others may have found an impairment via lip-reading. He is scheduled to graduate next year.

"Always, always believe in yourself. Always make yourself your number one enemy, your number one critic and your number one friend. Because if you will get to know yourself, everything will follow," he said.

Duterte's alma mater, Jose Maria College, meanwhile, congratulated him for his feat.

"Our very own Von Reiner S. Duterte, BS Psycholoy student became an inspiration to the Youth when he won first runner-up in the recently concluded World Tourism Competition held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam," the college said.

"To a JMARIAN...Nothing is Impossible!" it added. — Joel Locsin / KBK, GMA News

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