GUIUAN, Eastern Samar-An elementary science teacher from Ngolos Honeywell Elementary School will soon fly to the United States to be part of the Honeywell educators at Space Academy in Huntsville, Alabama in partnership between Honeywell Hometown Solutions and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC). “He will join 200 other math and science teachers from all around the world to learn on how to become an astronaut, flight simulation, scenario-based space mission, land and water survival training and interactive flight dynamics programs,” said Kerry Kennedy, director of Honeywell Hometown Solutions.
The chosen science teacher from Ngolos Elementary School, which was renamed as Ngolos Honeywell Elementary School, was Hector Dagaño.
Dagaño has been teaching at the said school for the past five years now. “This is a great challenge and opportunity for me. A once in a lifetime experience,” said Dagaño.
Dagaño added that the experience he will get from the training will help him in his teaching job as a science teacher saying it will enhance his ability by learning new methods of teaching science subject to his students he will acquire out of his training in the US. The training will last for about a week or 45 hours classroom and laboratory training. Bernadino Adina, schools division superintendent for Eastern Samar, said that after Dagaño finish his training they will select and recommend another teacher to undergo the same training.
“This is a blessing for us teachers here in Eastern Samar because it did not require much requirements unlike in some trainings which one has to undergo a selection process before he or she could qualify,” Adina said. (ROEL T.AMAZONA)