The Teacher’s Gallery Programs Consultant and a Retired DepEd Supervisor, Dr. Serry Vargas, together with Teacher Liza Duyao – TTG Programs Manager, started the year with providing a free seminar for Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers on inclusive education last January 13 – 14, 2020 at the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology in Iligan City.
This activity was made possible through the collaboration between The Teacher’s Gallery and the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) College of Education, headed by their College Dean, Dr. Amy Buan.
There were 306 Pre-Service Teachers from MSU-IIT College of Education and 63 In-Service Teachers from the different public schools in Iligan and faculty members of MSU-IIT that attended this 2-day Seminar Workshop. The theme for this program is Teaching With No Limits: An Introduction to Inclusive Education Focusing on Learners with Disabilities.
Topics discussed includes:
- Legal bases of inclusive education
- Concept of Disability and Impairment
- Barriers to Inclusion
- Classroom strategies in handling learners with disabilities
- Common indicators of learners with:
- Intellectual Disability
- Learning Disability
- Sensory Impairment: Hearing and Vision
- Physical and Multiple Disabilities
- Emotional and Behavioral Disorder
- Speech and Language Impairment
Last January 15, the College of Education of the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology held its 15th Pinning and Moving Up Ceremony for its Pre-Service Teachers. Dr. Serry Vargas graced the event as the honorable guest speaker.
The Teacher’s Gallery and the College of Education of Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology is looking forward to a more strengthened partnership for its shared advocacy of empowering educators in promoting a quality and inclusive learning environment for the Filipino youth.