CEM 40th Anniversary Conference Recap

CEM celebrated its 4th decade as an organization through the CEM 40th Anniversary Conference: Leveraging Assessments in Education on October 3 to 5, 2018 at the Makati Shangri-La, Manila. This event was attended and participated by more than 500 participants from various schools, private and public institutions and corporations nationwide.

Here are some of the conference highlights:

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Conference participants actively participate in the workshop conducted by Dr. Muhammad Nazir Bin Amir of the Ministry of Education, Singapore. This is part of his keynote speech entitled How Doing Classroom Research Makes Me a Better Teacher.







Afternoon plenary speakers (L-R) Mr. Jose Ramelle E. Javier (La Salle Greenhills), Dr. Rodilla L. Tumanda (Stella Maris Academy of Davao) and Mrs. Elena R. Manalo (Saint Michael’s College of Laguna) enthusiastically respond to queries from audience during the open forum.

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Dr. Maria Cynthia A. Alcantara, CEM President (left) and Dr. Grace H. Aguiling-Dalisay, Corporate Secretary (right) present a plaque of recognition to Dr. Josefina V. Almeda (center) of the Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute for her keynote address entitled Quality Educational Assessment: THE ONLY THING CONSTANT.

Photo opportunity with CEM BOTs and Day 2 Plenary Session Presenters; (L-R) Dr. Alcantara, Ms. Gail D. Conway (Xavier University- Ateneo de Cagayan), Mr. Voltaire M. Marquez (University of Sto. Tomas), Mr. Dylan Dellosa (Philippine Business for Education) and Atty. Diosdado G. Madrid (Vice Chair, CEM BOT).

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Snaps from the concurrent sessions entitled: Knowledge and Capacity Building Thru Data Use.

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Dr. Alcantara delivering the President’s address, Day 3 of the CEM 40th Anniversary Conference.

Dr. Lenore Decenteceo (center) receives a plaque of recognition for her invaluable contribution as a former CEM President. This is part of the tribute to past CEM Presidents which was led by Dr. Alcantara (left) and Fr. Roderick C. Salazar Jr., SVD, (Chair, CEM BOT).

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One of the highlights of Day 3 is the launching of the CEM Inside Stories. This coffee table book chronicles the 40-year journey of CEM as an organization.

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Dr. James L. Tan, CEM Trustee and President of Grace Christian College receives the Commitment to Academic Excellence Award for being one of the pioneer CEM member schools during the awarding ceremonies.

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Day 3 afternoon highlight is the panel discussion on The Role of Assessment in Driving Decisions in Education with panelists: Dr. Alberto B. Roxas (Association of Philippine Medical Colleges, Inc.), Aty. Emerson B. Aquende (Legal Education Board) and Dr. Michael M. Alba (Far Eastern University) and Dr. Grace Aguiling H. Dalisay as moderator.

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