SDO Navotas Hosts ICO-KPTEP GCED Learning Series 1

SDO Navotas Hosts ICO-KPTEP GCED Learning Series 1

SDO Navotas, in partnership with the International Society of Teachers, Administrators, and Researchers (ISTAR) successfully hosts the first ICO-KPTEP Global Citizenship Education (GCED)Learning Series on April 22, 2022 at the Heritage Hotel, Pasay City. The event was initiated by DepEd’s International Cooperation Office and the Korea Philippine Teacher Exchange Program to promote the embedment, mainstreaming, popularization, and advancement of GCED operationalization in basic education. With 48 on-site participants composed of guests from DepEd Central Office officials, SDO officials, school heads, and select Project GLACE 2.0 teachers and focal persons, and more than 500 participants on Zoom platforms, the activity was a hybrid learning engagement on GCED anchored on the theme, Engaging Teachers on GCED through Transformative Education. In her welcome remarks, Mrs. Isabelle Sibayan, expressed SDO Navotas warmest thanks for the honor of being the first SDO to host the ten-part education advocacy series to further popularize and advance GCED. Mr. Danilo Osorio, KPTEP Alumni Association president, also praised SDO Navotas for its support and commitment to embed GCED in the school system. Dr. Margarita Consolacion Ballesteros, Director of the ICO, also commended SDO Navotas for its excellent hosting of the learning series, which will be a platform to further educate teachers and stakeholders on how Global Citizenship Education can foster post-pandemic education success. She underscored the role of continuous professional development of teachers on GCED and transformative education to address the challenges of developing global learners. SDO Navotas also collaborated with the International Society of Teachers, Administrators, and Researchers to bring in global experts on GCED. Dr. Rommel Tabula, founder and president of ISTAR, underscored the need to work on productive partnerships to foster GCED. The two ISTAR educators who were tapped as resource speaker in the hybrid conference were Dr. Yee Bee Choo on the topic, Understanding Transformative Pedagogies in Shaping Global Learners and Dr. Juan Carlo Contreras on the topic, Empowering Learners through Global Citizenship Education. Project GLACE teachers on-site also gave their insights on the talks of the two experts. SDO Navotas’ very own Education Program Supervisor and proponent of Project GLACE (Global Learning through Active Citizenship Education), Dr. Marco Meduranda, also presented the Project GLACE 2.0 report about “Championing GCED in Basic Education.” He reported the commitment made by the SDO through the leadership of its Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Alejandro G. Ibañez, that Project GLACE as the SDO’s premier GCED program was included in the six-year Division Education Development Plan. Dr. Meduranda also thanked the school heads of all nine secondary schools and all Project GLACE focal persons for operationalizing GCED at the school level. Furthermore, he expressed his profound gratitude to the Project GLACE teachers who worked out GCED at the classroom level. In his closing remarks, Usec. Diosdado San Antonio thanked the organizers of the learning series and pushed for deeper embedment of GCED in national policy and school-level governance. The event was made possible with the support of CID Chief, Mrs. Loida Balasa, and SGOD Chief, Dr. Gemma Villaluna. Instrumental to the successful hosting of SDO Navotas of this DepEd national activity was the SDO Technical Working Group, composed of the following: Program Manager – Dr. Marco Meduranda Hotel & Accommodation Coordination – Christian Carl Golandrina Project Proposal Coordination – Jazie Sefil Promo Posters / AVP – Paulo Santiago Technical Direction / Livestream Operation – Cesar Salvame Assistant Livestream Operator / Technical Director – Jerry R. Gibertas Tokens – Kenee Winie Pailma Corsage – Mr. Ernifer Cosmiano On-site Registration – Eloisa Ababat Photo Documentation – Tessie Sombillo / Ma. Welma Songaling / Nonong Flores Stage Design & Booth – Rommel Peñaranda Video Documentation – John Latimer Servano / Kathrine May C. Project Completion Report – Hazel Santorce Attendance & Certificates – Solitaire Cruz Program Moderator – Rose Eden Cortez

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