RCTQ’s accomplishments showcased at BEST Closing Ceremony
RCTQ participated in the Formal Closing Ceremony of the Basic Education Sector Transformation (BEST) Program, the Australia-supported education program under which a number of the Center’s activities were funded since 2014.
The ceremony, held at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila Hotel on May 28, celebrated the gains of the Program including those accomplished by RCTQ. An RCTQ exhibit was set up at the venue which displayed accomplishments supported by BEST.
Before the Ceremony, a joint meeting of the BEST Program Steering Committee (PSC) and the Program Management Committee (PMC) was held where RCTQ was represented by Dr. Gonong.
Dr. Gonong also joined other BEST partners at the panel discussion which tackled major BEST accomplishments and what they went through to accomplish them.
Australia’s Deputy Head of Mission in the Philippines Mr. Mat Kimberly and Department of Education Undersecretary Atty. Nepomuceno Malaluan led the Ceremony to mark the conclusion of the six-year collaboration under the BEST Program.
More than a hundred participants from DepEd, both from the Central Office and the six BEST regions, as well as from partner organizations, attended the event.
The following RCTQ activities were supported by the Australian Government through BEST:
- Development of Standards for Principals and Supervisors
- Conduct of NEAP transformation study
- Development of PPST-based tools: Classroom Observation Tool (COT) and the Self-Assessment Tool (SAT)
- Development of PPST Resource Packages for Proficient Teachers Development of RPMS tools for Year 1 and Year 2
- Curriculum Quality Audit with 21 Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development
- Development of a Joint DepEd-CHED Policy on the PPST- Based Pre-service Teachers’ Field Study and Teaching Internship Experiences