To be able to implement the trainings, there are sixteen (17) groups of trainors coming from 17 regions of the country. Each group is composed of faculty members of the science and mathematics department of partner universities, as well as the science and mathematics supervisors of Department of Education of that region who are trained on innovative STEM teaching approaches. After the training, the module is cascaded to in-service teachers of their respective localities or nearby province, but adjusted to become contextualized and culturally sensitive. It is a fact that the Philippines is composed of regions, with each region possessing its own dialect, culture and traditions. Therefore, local trainors will help in communicating ideas and information effectively. Global learnings are translated into local and cultural context. This way, there is better and greater connection to real-life situations. Further, locally available materials are utilized for activities and experiments. Another innovative feature of the program is the two-prong effect of training faculty members of the College of Education. Aside from cascading the training to in-service teachers to their own region, they are also able to integrate the innovative teaching approach to pre-service teachers whom they are teaching in the department, who will eventually become in-service teachers also.
Since 2014, the following trainings have been implemented:
“Teaching Elementary Mathematics through Problem-Solving”
“Inquiry-based approach for Teaching Secondary Science using the 7E Model”
“Interdisciplinary Contextualization (I-Con) for STEM Education”
“Language Strategies in Teaching Science and Mathematics”
"Design Thinking on K-3 Science and Mathematics Teaching"
"Designing Assessment Activities for Blended Learning in Science and Mathematics"