TTG supports the First Integrated STEM Summit in Asia

TTG supports the First Integrated STEM Summit in Asia

Government, industry, education leaders and STEM advocates are invited to join the First Integrated STEM Leadership Summit in Asia will take place on November 21-24, 2019 at the Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa in Cebu, Philippines.

Developing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) literate citizenry that can synergize their skills with the needs of both local and global communities is vital if we are to navigate through a rapidly changing world.

The First Integrated STEM Leadership Summit in Asia emphasizes the need for shared efforts among diverse sectors and provides a platform for cross-sectoral dialogue and collaboration among government, academe, industry, and community. The Summit is organized by the STEM Leadership Alliance Philippine Affiliate and is initiated by this year’s Secretariat, Unilab Foundation’s STEM+ PH and the Center for Integrated STEM Education in the Philippines (CISTEM).

Summit Goals

  • Create a platform for government, industry, academe, and the larger community to share current situations and existing initiatives focused on Integrated STEM, and to prepare today’s students to be part of the workforce of the future;
  • Develop a community of Integrated STEM Leaders that connects K-12 to real-world applications, shifting from an interdisciplinary to a multidisciplinary to a trans-disciplinary approach;
  • Create an evidence-based framework of the roles of each shareholders; and
  • Cultivate Integrated STEM Leaders who will become champions and advocates for Integrated STEM in their region.
Summit Goals
  • Create a platform for government, industry, academe, and the larger community to share current situations and existing initiatives focused on Integrated STEM, and to prepare today’s students to be part of the workforce of the future;
  • Develop a community of Integrated STEM Leaders that connects K-12 to real-world applications, shifting from an interdisciplinary to a multidisciplinary to a trans-disciplinary approach;
  • Create an evidence-based framework of the roles of each shareholders; and
  • Cultivate Integrated STEM Leaders who will become champions and advocates for Integrated STEM in their region.
Target Participants
  • Teacher Leaders
  • Principals
  • Teacher Associations
  • Post-Secondary Education Leaders
  • Business/Industry Leaders
  • Technical and Vocational Education Providers
  • Out-of-School Providers
  • Museum Curators
  • Government Officials and Policymakers
  • Non-profit Educational Organizations and Foundations
  • Superintendents and District Leaders
Thematic Areas

Day 1

Navigating and Understanding the Integrated STEM Education Landscape

 Topics:

  • Industry 4.0 Workforce for the Developing World
  • The Role of STEM in Achieving our SDGs
  • Socio-emotional Learning in STEM
  • Integrated STEM in the Classroom

Day 2

Strengthening the STEM pK-12 System Towards Innovative Solutions for Socio-Economic Development

Topics:

  • Leadership in STEM pK-12, Higher Education, and Workplace Learning
  • Engaging Women & Girls in STEM
  • STEM Integration
  • STEM Initiatives of Industries in the Philippines
  • Government-Industry-Education Alliance

Day 3

Articulating Future Pathways to Create Shared Initiatives to Advance Integrated STEM

Topics:

  • Integrated STEM Best Practices in Central Asia
  • Importance of GIE Collaboration
  • STEM Leadership Alliance Philippine Affiliate
  • The Role of Government and Industry in Promoting the STEM Agenda

Click here to visit the official website for registration and other details.

Gearing Up for 2nd Inclusive Schools Week PH Celebration

Gearing Up for 2nd Inclusive Schools Week PH Celebration

Everyone is invited to join & Celebrate

#ISWPH2019

As described by the Department of Education (DepEd) in the recently released DepEd Order No. 21, s.2019 known as the Policy Guidelines on the K to 12 Basic Education Program, Inclusive Education is the core principle of the K to 12 Basic Education Program.

Inclusive education promotes the right of every Filipino to quality, equitable, culture-based and complete basic education.

Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) is an annual event in the United States sponsored by Inclusive Schools Network (ISN) and Stetson & Associates, Inc. and is now being adapted across the globe to celebrate the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to ALL learners especially to those who are marginalized due to their disability, gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, religion and other factors. ISW is also an important opportunity for educators, students and parents to discuss what else needs to be done in order to ensure that their schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children.

Last year, the Philippines celebrated the first ever Inclusive Schools Week PH spearheaded by The Teacher’s Gallery along with Inclusion Initiative and local partner schools and communities across the country. Read here for more details.

2019 Theme:

“Charting the Course for Inclusive PH Schools”

The celebration of the ISWPH provides educators, students, parents, schools, agencies and communities with the opportunity to think about our current philosophies and practices regarding inclusion and to plan for the “next steps” in the process.

What are the goals of iswph2019?

Goal # 1

Celebrate the progress of schools in educating an increasingly diverse learner population.

Goal # 2

Acknowledge the hardwork and commitment of schools, families, and communities in creating inclusive opportunities for all children regardless of disability, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other factors.

Goal # 3

Encourage reflection on how culture, policies and practices in schools can promote inclusive education.

Goal # 4

Promote action plans to increase the capacity of schools and communities to meet all the needs of learners.

How can you get involved?

We are encouraging everyone to be part of this global celebration to make a lot of noise about the advocacy for inclusive education.

What activities can be done?

ISWPH celebration is completely flexible. You can decide whatever activities you can do as part of the celebration depending on the level of implementation you wish to pursue. Download the celebration guide to serve as practical suggestions for facilitating the inclusion of all students in a general education setting.

Please don’t forget to use #ISWPH2019 when sharing your celebration posts in social media. smile

Inclusive Education Framework Workshop

Inclusive Education Framework Workshop

Various Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), including The Teacher’s Gallery’s non-profit arm – Inclusion Initiative, gathered for the 2-day Inclusive Education Framework Workshop hosted by Save the Children, The Asia Foundation, E-Net, Philippine Network for Inclusive Education, and UNICEF last August 14-15 at B Hotel Quezon City.

These CSOs are working from different sectors involving children such as children in conflict areas, children with disabilities, children that out of school or in conflict with the law, indigenous children, and children excluded/discriminated due to gender.

This Inclusive Education Framework Workshop aims to identify existing practices of CSOs that serve the sectors identified to promote inclusive education and unify these CSOs to come up with an integrated and comprehensive inclusive education framework that can serve as a basis for engagement with government both at the executive and legislative branches.

At the end of the 2-day workshop, clear and unified action plans were created which revolves around working for the policy, system and campaign programs. Apart from the continuous conduct of current initiatives per organization, the whole group decided to work collectively towards the same goal of increasing the awareness of the general public of the benefits of inclusive education for ALL learners through research forums, social media campaigns and collective celebration of the Inclusive Schools Week spearheaded by Inclusion Initiative and The Teacher’s Gallery.

Santa Clara Unified School District Partner Visits PH Schools

Santa Clara Unified School District Partner Visits PH Schools

The Teacher’s Gallery partners from Santa Clara Schools District in California, USA went to the Philippines and visited the schools of some school leaders who participated in TTG’s Global Learning Initiative or EdTour Program. The visiting group was headed by Ms. Rose DuMond, Special Education Coordinator of Santa Clara Unified Schools District.

Ricardo P. Cruz Elementary School – Taguig City

Last July 3, The Teacher’s Gallery together with Ms. Rose DuMond and Ms. Joycelyn Flores, visited Dr. JR Bisco, principal of Ricardo P. Cruz Elementary School in Taguig. Dr. Bisco was one of the delegates of the TTG Global Learning Initiative in California last October 2018.

Several cultural perfomances were showcased by the talented students of Ricardo P. Cruz Elementary School to entertain the visitors from Santa Clara Unified Schools District, USA.

During the visit, Dr. Bisco proudly shared the accomplishments of the school as well as the programs he adopted from the learning experience he had from the EdTour program.

Precious Gem Academy – Quezon City

The group also visited Precious Gem Academy, a school in Quezon City which offers inclusion programs and transition programs for learners with disabilities. The highlight of the visit is the PGA Learning Resource Center which provides a pre-vocational and transition program to independent living for young adults with disabilities.

Center for Excellence (CENTEX) Elementary School – Manila City

Last July 10, Ms. Rose DuMond together with Ms. Edna See-Pornel, teacher from Briarwood Elementary School in Santa Clara Unified School District, visited Center for Excellence (CENTEX) Elementary School headed by Dr. Rey Malano, delegate of TTG Global Learning Initiative last April 2019.

Our partners from Santa Clara Unified Schools District (SCUSD) in California, USA were so impressed how these school leaders were able to apply what they have learned and experienced during their benchmarking activities as part of TTG Global EdTour Program.

IAMYOU at LCF CSR Expo 2019

IAMYOU at LCF CSR Expo 2019

TTG’s non-profit arm – Inclusion Initiative, presented at the League of Corporate Foundation (LCF) CSR Expo 2019 last July 4, 2019 held at the Philippine International Convention Center. The theme for this year’s expo is “Toward Collective Impact: Collaborations that Work”.

Our inclusion champions, Dr. Serry Vargas and Ms. Sarah Jane Dela Rosa pitched our program in empowering educators in building inclusive communities.

Inclusion Initiative (also known as IAMYOU), together with The Teacher’s Gallery, hopes to continue its efforts in providing learning opportunities to educators in handling students with disabilities in a regular classroom through its Inclusive Education Mentorship Program.

5th TTG Global EdTour – Cohort B is now open!

5th TTG Global EdTour – Cohort B is now open!

The Teacher’s Gallery is inviting all Filipino educators to join the upcoming 5th Filipino Educators’ Global Learning Initiative in California, USA this October 20 – 29, 2019. This EdTour program aims to provide a platform for educators to benchmark and learn new ideas and models that they can use to improve their own classroom setting. 

This 10-day Global EdTour program includes school visits within the Santa Clara Unified School District and a 4-day West Coast Cultural Tour.

This program is exclusively offered to TTG Power Club members.

For application and inquiries, please send us a message or connect with us through Facebook.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Travel to San Francisco, California

Day 2: Silicon Valley and Factory Outlet Shopping

Day 3 – 5: School Visits

Day 6 – 9: West Coast Cultural R&R

Day 10: Travel back to Manila

Application Procedures:
  1. Power Club Membership.
  2. Submit the following to travel@theteachersgallery.com:
    • accomplished Return Entry Action Plan proposal
    • recommendation letter from immediate supevisor
    • scanned copy of faculty ID, passport and visa (if applicable)
  3. Upon approval of proposal, pay the reservation fee of 500 USD and send the accomplished DS-160 form.
  4. Prepare visa application requirements.
  5. Pay B1/B2 visa fee of PHP 8,640 (or more depending on exchange rate) to any BPI branch.
  6. Attend the visa coaching orientation by The Teacher’s Gallery.
  7. Be present during the embassy interview.
  8. Upon visa approval, pay the required EdTour program participation fee.
    • Note: For DepEd employees: Submit a copy of approved travel permit from DepEd Central Office
  9. Attend the pre-travel orientation covering the US immigration interview, detailed itinerary, dress code, and items to bring.
  10. Learn and enjoy with your peers! ☺
Downloadable Forms: