BAGUIO CITY – The NORPHIL Innovative Center of Education conducted a two-day seminar-workshop last week at the Crown Legacy Hotel.
The seminar, endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education was attended by 149 participants from the different regions of the country.
The speakers were two national figures in teacher education, Dr. Milagros L. Borabo, Program Director, Professional and Continuing Education (PACE), Centro Escolar University, and Dr. Brenda B. Corpuz, Dean, College of Education, Technology Institute of the Philippines, Quezon City.
Dr. Romulo H. Malvar, Officer-in-Charge, CHED Cordillera Administrative Region, focused his opening remarks on the significance of Outcomes-Based Education (OBE), which he described as a way of teaching and asserted that OBE assures the graduates to be globally competitive.
Corpuz informed the participants of Resolution No. 2013-774 , s. 2013 passed by the Professional Regulation Commission and a bill on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) making CPD units as a requirement by Professional Regulation Commission in the renewal of license. Since students have no choice of their teachers, she encouraged teachers to continue growing and added that CPD is the answer to ensure quality.
Outcomes-Based Education and Competency-Based teaching in the K to 12 Curriculum, Assessment that Works/Constructing Tests for Critical Thinking, and Aligning Traditional and Authentic Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes are the topics highlighted by Corpuz. In her lecture, she emphasized that every child is a potential genius, citing that no matter how diverse students are, they are capable of learning especially if teachers provide them with the necessary support. Her session was culminated by a workshop on formulating traditional and non-traditional assessment tasks aligned to competencies/outcomes.
Dr. Milagros L. Borabo elaborated on interactive teaching strategies, pointing out the important role of the teachers in the teaching-learning process and significance of connecting the lessons with real life situations. This was proven as she highly engaged the participants to be interactive with the various strategies demonstrated. “To make teaching meaningful and colorful, always be guided with the 3 I’s and 2 C’s in education: innovative, interactive, integrative, collaborative and cooperative,” Borabo concluded.
On the other hand, Dr. Mariano D. Marchan, Education Supervisor, CHED-CAR, clarified various issues regarding K to 12 Transition Program.
NORPHIL Innovative Center of Education addresses lifelong learning needs of individuals, organizations and communities through the design and delivery of continuous personal and professional development programs and seminars. It fosters continuous quality improvement for organization effectiveness and for productivity of individuals of all ages and from all walks of life especially those involved in teaching and teacher education. Finally, it delivers traditional university programs in an innovative way to make programs responsive, relevant and outcomes-focused.
By Marlyn Wacnag