DWCU Education Students Attend Regional Students’ Summit in Teacher Education!
Dagupan City. “Summit”! A new term to mean seminars and training. According to Dr. Paz Lucido, one of the speakers, summit was used to go with the changes in time. It denotes professionalism and excellence!
Last August 24, 2010 (Tuesday), the students of DWCU particularly the Second to Fourth-year students went to Colegio de Dagupan Arzadon Gymnasium Leisure Coast, Dagupan City to attend the “Regional Teacher Education Students’ Summit”. It was an enjoyable and fruitful summit for students as well as for instructors in the different colleges and universities in Pangasinan. We learned much from the lecturers of the following well-known educators in the country in line with their expertise:
Dr. Caridad O. Abuan, Officer in Charge, Office of the Director IV, CHED, Region I, explicitly tackled her topic on “Preparing Students Towards Becoming Quality Teachers”. She said that quality teachers can be achieved by your institutions if the best training, education and rigid preparations are provided to our pre-service teachers.
Dr. Paz I. Lucido, Chairman for the CHED Technical Panel for Teacher Education (Elementary Education) emphasized the heart of TEDP (Teacher Education and Development Program) which is the National Competency-Based Teacher Standards (NCBTS) that serves as a mold both the pre-service and in service education and training. It is the touchstone that ensures the continuing response to the changing needs of the teaching – learning process.
Dr. Milagros Lim-Borabo, Executive Secretary, PAFTE – shared some of the best practices in the implementation of the Field Study Courses and Practice Teaching. She shared some of the strategies and techniques in the learning – teaching process wherein the students participants enjoyed very much!
Dr. Brenda B. Corpuz, Chairman of the CHED Technical Panel for the Teachers Education (Secondary Education) gave tips for successful performance both of the TEI’s (Teacher Education Institutes) and the examinees during the Licensure Examinations for Teachers (LET).
The most applauded part of the program was the stage performance of Colegio de Dagupan students, though it was already lunch time (12:30), students wanted more from them.
Lastly, Dr. Cherrie Melanie A. Diego, OIC, Chief Education Program Specialist, CHED, Region 1, gave her motivating and inspiring closing remarks.
FELICITAS B. DULAY,Ed.D