Educators gather at BSU to discuss effective and efficient teaching in the 21st century

By upao - Posted on 24 April 2018


The annual regional convention of the Philippine Association for Teachers and Educators-Cordillera Administrative Region (PAFTE-CAR) was hosted by the University on April 18-20, 2018 at the CTE Function Hall. The three-day eventwith the theme, “Teaching to Lead, Leading to Teach” was participated by 138 teachers, deans and directors from the Department of Education.

The objectives of the convention are: to strengthen the unity and cooperation of Teacher Education Institutions in the region; identify ways on how to maintain a healthy body and an enriched spiritual life; update the participants on the current trends and issues in education; gain knowledge on the policies and guidelines of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for teachers; acquire skills in applying varied computer applications utilized in the classroom; accomplish a sample curriculum quality audit (CQA) output based from the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST ) of beginning teachers; appreciate the role of teachers in leading change and sustaining excellence in teaching; and share research finding on relevant topics in education.

“Our purpose is for us to assure that we are able to maintain our being effective and efficient teachers inside the classroom or even outside the classroom. Because our learners are leveling up, it’s just right that we also level up…hindi na puwede na we just sit on our own laurels and be comfortable, alam ninyo ngayong time ay kailangang level up na level up tayo dapat ang tawag sa atin ay 21st century educator.”

This was according to PAFTE-CAR Secretary and CTE Dean, Dr. Imelda G. Parcasio addressing the participants.

In her inspirational message, CHED-CAR Regional Director, Dr. Ma. Geraldine F. Casipit said it’s high time for the Philippines to go over its educational system. She shared her frustration when she met one of her former students who was the best in her class but is working as a domestic helper in Hongkong. She also cited cases where doctors in the Philippines take up nursing as a second degree in order to be employed as nurses in other countries and of a certain engineer who passed the licensure examination as a topnotcher but was sent back to the Philippines to take up additional units.

The various speakers and their topics include: Wellness and Holiness for Educators by Ms. LinnetteBaucas; Updates on the 2018 BSE/BSEEd Curriculum by Dr. Eugene C. Sumawang; Continuing Professional Development by Dr. Parcasio; Apps in the Classroom by Mr. Jerome Villanueva; The Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers and Curriculum Quality Audit by Dr. Dolores E. Alawas, Dr. Ramir Austria and Dr. Felina P. Espique; and Best Practices of Teacher Leaders by by Mr. Ide Liwanen and Dr. Denia O. Tarnate.

A workshop on Curriculum Quality Audit was done in the second day while election of PAFTE-CAR officers and an organizational meeting were done in the third day.

The convention was accorded 15 CPD units by the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC).//JSTabangcura