2nd DOST-SEI Project STAR International Conference

Innovations, Challenges and Transformations in STEM Education:
Moving Forward in a Post-Pandemic World

Day 1 – November 16, 2021
7:30 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:30
Opening Program
  • National Anthem
  • Ecumenical Prayer
Welcome Remarks

Dr. Josette T. Biyo

Director IV Science Education Institute


Prof. Fortunato T. De La Peña

Secretary, Department of Science and Technology

9:30 – 9:45
Health Break
9:45 – 11:15

Plenary Session 1:

Education in the Post-Pandemic World: How Schools and Learning Will Change for the Better

Mr. Mohamed Djelid

Director, UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

11:15 – 12:00
Opening and Viewing of Exhibits
12:00 – 1:00
1:00 – 2:15

Plenary Session 2:

Techno-pedagogical Innovations in the Classroom and Beyond: Singapore’s Experience 

Dr. Lung Hsiang Wong

Senior Research Specialist
NIE, NTU Singapore

2:15 – 3:30

Plenary 3:

Self-care and social-emotional learning

Dr. Lorelei Vinluan

Associate Professor
College of Education, University of the Philippines - Diliman

3:30 – 3:45
Health Break
3:45 – 6:30
Paper Presentations
Day 2 – November 17, 2021
8:30 – 8:45
Recap of Day 1
8:45 – 10:00

Plenary 4:

Blended Learning in Action

Dr. Catlin Tucker

Adjucnt Professor, Pepperdine University, USA

10:00 – 10:15
Health Break
10:15 – 11:30

Plenary 5:

Technology in the post-pandemic world of education: A great servant but a bad master

Dr. Hanna Teras

Principal Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland

11:30 – 12:00
Open Forum
1:00 – 3:00


Creating Gamified Lessons

Mr. Joel Bautista

Philippine Science High School

Immersive Learning with AR and VR

Ms. Josephine Feliciano

Science Education Institute

Experiential Learning

Dr. Sheryl Lyn Monterola

University of the Philippines Diliman

Using Scientific Calculators

Prof. Alfons Pelgone

Philippine Normal University

Using Big Data

Ms. Michelle Alarcon

Z-lift Solutions

Blended Learning: A Way Forward?

Dr. Ricardo Bagarinao

University of the Philippines Open University

Lesson Observation Tool for Learning Analytics

Ms. Naoko Matsuda, IMPULS Japan

Philippine Science High School

Digital Citizenship

Mr. Von Christopher Chua

Philippine Science High School

The Art of Self-care

Ms. Suzanne Marie D. Roxas

Clinical Psychologist, Private Practitioner

Innobox Project DALOY (Drone-based depth and Atmospheric Level Open-source Monitoring Device for the Filipino Youth)

Mr. Benito Baje

Philippine Science High School

3:00 – 3:15
Health Break
3:15 – 5:00
STAR Stories: Best Practices in Teaching in the New Normal 2020 Brightest STAR Finalists
3:15 – 3:50

Mr. Don King Evangelista

Navotas City


Ms. Janice Baldelovar

Gingoog City

3:50 – 4:25

Mr. Mark Joseph Cometa

Urdaneta City


Ms. Janeve Caballa

El Salvador City

4:25 – 5:00

Mr. Mark Anthony Leido

Oriental Mindoro


Mr. Mark Joseph Pastor

Laoag City

Day 3 – November 18, 2021
8:00 – 8:30
Recap of Day 2
8:30 – 9:45

Plenary 6:


Prof. Jon Paul Maligalig

Assistant Professor
University of the Philippines Diliman

9:45 – 10:00
Health Break
10:00 – 11:00

Plenary 7:

From High-Touch to High-Tech: How the Smithsonian Promotes Digital Equity in STEAM Education

Dr. Carol O’Donnell

Smithsonian Science Education Center, Washington DC

11:00 – 11:45
IDEaS (Interactive Discussion among Educators and Specialists)
11:45 – 12:00
Closing Ceremonies

Ms. Ruby Caroliza D. Laña

Chief Science Research Specialist
Science Education and Innovations Division
Science Education Institute

Engr. Albert G. Mariño

Director III
Science Education Institute