REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Rina Lopez-Bautista, President and Executive Director of the Knowledge Channel, returned to the U.S. to build on her mastery of education by graduating from Pepperdine University while also taking a course in math education at Stanford University.
She also made a recent appearance on TFC’s Adobo Nation to give an update on the Knowledge Channel to fellow kababayans.
Lopez-Bautista says the new skills she acquired here in the U.S. will benefit the millions of teachers and students who use the Philippines’ first and only educational channel.
“It’s called the Growth Mindset and Mathematical Mindset which is very hopeful because what it says is that no one is really born with a math brain except a very infinite decimal few but everyone not anyone can learn math at its highest levels,” said Lopez-Bautista.
This June, the Knowledge Channel will be celebrating its 17th year anniversary through new content.
“We’re creating videos at least 36 videos for grade 4 students,” said Lopez-Bautista. “We’re creating more than 50 digital games and we’re training teachers and parents as well because as you know teachers are very important in the learning of kids, aside from that it’s also the parents – helping them to understand the 21st century skills and how math and other subjects are taught today in schools.”
Lopez-Bautista says the new programs will be ready to launch by June.
“We’ve trained some of the teachers already with this pilot test and they’re very excited to implement and apply this to their classrooms because like I said it’s very hopeful,” said Lopez-Bautista. “It’s a change in mindset where the teachers and even the students can learn math at its highest level.”
Some of the new programming includes learning about agriculture, entrepreneurship, and health education from kapamilya stars such as Robi Domingo, Enchong Dee, and the Going Bulilit kids.
Health education from Robi Domingo and Enchong Dee??? Really? What about from real athlete?