Teachers delve on ICT integration in teaching via BUCE's seminar-workshop

Wednesday October 23,2019

Teachers delve on ICT integration in teaching via BUCE’s seminar-workshop

To instil sufficient foundation on information and communication technology (ICT) integration for teachers in higher and basic education, the Bicol University College of Education (BUCE) gathered faculty members across the university to participate in their ICT Integration in the 21st Century Classrooms Seminar-Workshop, held this October 17 and 18 at the BUCE’s CTE Hall in the BU Main Campus.

As part of its mandate as a Center of Excellence in Teacher Education, BUCE organized the said activity to capacitate educators from teacher education institutions (TEIs) and teachers in the basic education department with sufficient foundation in ICT integration and appropriate technological and pedagogical skills for the 21st century.

The first day of this two-day activity was structured as a seminar where lecturers where invited to discuss key topics and provide clarifications for the participants during the open forums. On the second day, the activity focused on the workshop where participating teachers were immersed into hand-on learning sessions.

The first day of the event opened with a brief opening program, facilitated by the members of the BUCE’s Management and Professional Education (MPE) Department. During the opening program, the participants were welcomed by BUCE Dean Dr. Lorna Miña, who delivered the opening remarks in behalf of BU President Dr. Arnulfo M. Mascariñas.

Dr. Miña was also the first lecturer of the seminar, where she discussed the ICT in the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST). The BUCE Dean also presented and explained the current policies, standards and guidelines for Teacher Education Programs, with emphasis on the Technology for Teaching and Learning (TTL) 01 and 02.

After Dr. Miña’s learning session, it was BU’s Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Director Dr. Rebecca Rosario O. Bercasio’s turn to lead the discussion. In her talk, she discussed about the 21st Century Learners and the trends in 21st Century Teaching.

The third discussant of the day was Prof. Julius R. Satparam, faculty member of BUCE’s MPE Department, who expounded on exploring and utilizing Open Educational Resources (OER) for TTL 01 and 02.

As the last resource person of the day, Dr. Aries S. Perez, faculty member of BUCE’s Literature and Language Department, talked about modern ways of convenient and efficient teaching with the use of mobile applications for different specializations.

After the discussion of each speaker, an open forum was held, moderated by Dr. Epifania B. Nuñez and Dr. Ma. Eden A. Ante, to give the audience an opportunity raise their questions and improve their understanding of the topics.

On the second day of the activity, the workshop on ‘ICT integration in the different field of specialization’ began with the presentation and critiquing of syllabi for TTL 01 and 02, conducted by MPE Department faculty member Prof. Ma. Cienna A. Jaucian.

In the afternoon, the teachers participated in the workshop, which was facilitated and evaluated by the faculty members of the BUCE’s MPE Department.

Afterwards, the activity concluded with a message of BU Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) Dr. Helen M. Llenaresas and the closing remarks of BUCE MPE Department Chairperson Prof. Maria Cecilia P. Aguilar.