Capping off its first year of SHS implementation with over 400 students, iACADEMY held its 2017 Project Based Learning Output Expo last May 29 – June 2 entitled, “The Call for Authenticity” which challenged students to tackle important issues and questions that Filipinos face today.
The event kickstarted with the exhibit and presentations of the SHS Fashion Design students' collections of hand-painted clothing in line with the driving question: How can fashion designers foster Filipino cultural identity through modern textile design?
The SHS Fashion Design students attempt to combine fundamental skills learned in textile science and patterns to come up with their own hand-painted designs that foster Filipino cultural identity. Through this design exhibit and presentation, students showcased their creativity and ingenuity in utilizing modern textile design, creating an avenue to encourage young Filipino designers to promote our culture through fashion.
During the second day of the expo, Multimedia Arts students had an exhibit that aimed to boost the younger generation’s interest in Philippine cinema. They used vector artwork to recreate movie posters of classic Filipino films and applied the video editing skills they learned to make trailers for those movies.
Best Actor in Leading Role: Kalel Pinpin (MM3)
Best Costume Design: Joshua Priol, Marben Portucela, Kalel Pinpin, James Tanlim, Balaba (MM3)
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Arabella Revereza (MM1)
Best Production Design, Best Film Editing, Best Poster, Best Picture, Best PBL: Arabella Revereza, Kiri Anna San Jose, Samantha Battung, Justin Lee, Gabriel Tagala
Best Visual Effects: Best Visual Effects: Juan Miguel Rauto, Michael Musni, Lovely Gonzales, Daniel Layugan, Hans Bernabe
Best Original Score: Nicole Angeles, Noelle Medina, Princess Dela Cruz, Juan Paulo Ramos, Mille Estialbo (MM4)
Best Cinematography: Andre Punzalan, Rissa Fernandez, Kyle Paras, Gabrielle Mabazza, Sophia Sandoval
People’s Choice Award: Justine Lee, Jolo Arante, Nadyn Estacio, Janella Ocampo, Jacquilyn Guancia
For Day 3 of the event, the Software Development students were challenged to create a prototype of an app that could offer a solution to Philippine traffic. Researching new trends in technology, students aimed to propose viable solutions that would effectively lessen the time it would take to get from one place to another. This was presented to Mr. Renato Mabasa and Ms. Alison Aniolina from MAPSA, and Technical Consultant Mr. Ramon Sedilla.
“How can institutions promote inclusion and diversity with regard to religion?” Humanities and Social Sciences students were challenged to answer this question by conducting a symposium where they shared their significant research findings on how some institutions in society such as government, schools, and diplomatic institutions support inclusion and diversity, specifically in the expression of different religious faiths and beliefs.
Business students developed effective marketing plans that applied creative design and innovative approaches in strategies for start-up companies such as Honesty Apps Ltd., Pawn Hero, halpU, Investagrams and Woman, Create. The students were immersed in the dynamics of marketing and exposed to collaborative opportunities with different business owners.
To help promote the conservation of endangered wildlife here in the Philippines, the Animation students designed statement shirts and info posters. In this PBL output, students focused on endangered species, learning how best to ensure their survival and combining that knowledge with their own passion to save mother earth.
The PBL Expo 2017 was made possible with the help of our partners:
Accountancy, Business, and Management
- Honesty Apps Ltd.
- Pawn Hero
- Woman, Create
Partner: World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines
iACADEMY is known for its non-traditional approach and hands-on learning. The PBL Expo 2017 is one of the activities where students went beyond the classroom setting and had a more immersive learning experience that allowed them to put theory into practice through actual output they created.
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