In partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd), PetroEnergy Resources Corporation, and Malayan Colleges Laguna (MCL), MCM gathered over 400 Davao teachers for a Teachers’ Conference with the theme “Learner-centeredness and 21st Century Teaching and Learning” that was held on June 6 & 7, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier, Davao City.
The 2-day symposium served as a meeting place for educators to share best practices on learner-centeredness and teaching 21st century skills to students.
It was designed for high school teachers who would like to explore relevant teaching strategies to further align their learning programs with the outcomes that DepEd envisions. It was conducted to coach the educators to teach their students the 21st century skills that they will need to succeed in their chosen careers.
Dr. Carlo P. Magno, President of Philippine Educational Measurement and Evaluation Association (PEMEA), led the first two sessions on 21st Century Skills and Learner-Centered Framework. The third and the last talks were handled by the Central Visayan Institute’s Dr. Christopher C. Bernido, President; and Dr. Maria Victoria C. Bernido, Principal. They tackled their institution’s Dynamic Learning Program (DLP), its essentials and non-negotiables, and the K-12 Curriculum.
Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea, MCM President, led the participating academicians of the Teachers’ Conference in pledging to accomplish the Davao Declaration in which they swore to recognize the importance of learner-centeredness in curriculum development and instruction, to exert all efforts to be agents of making classrooms that are focused on students, to become educators who are lifelong learners who support and advocate continuous learning to empower themselves as facilitators of learning, to collaborate and work in the spirit of solidarity and cooperation towards the attainment of their student outcomes, and to be exemplars of instructional leadership.
The Teachers’ Conference is just an inauguration of the three-year teachers’ training program that MCM will sponsor for the faculty members of DepEd, Davao City Division. It will also be open to both public and private schools in the city.