Insight: PPST guides use of educational technology in teaching and learning
How would you align professional development programs on educational technology (EdTech) with the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST)?
Mr. Galvin Radley Ngo, Assistant Director and Coordinator for Education Technology/Innovation of the Ateneo de Manila Institute for the Science and Art of Learning and Teaching (Ateneo SALT Institute) shares how the PPST serves as a vital reference in developing the Institute’s professional development programs for teachers.
“One of the things that we are always very conscious of is to refer to the PPST when we develop our training programs. We offer several programs like those related to curriculum, assessment, and technology applications, among others. When we design them, we always indicate which specific domains and strands in the PPST our trainings will respond to so our participants can appreciate our training in the context of their professional standards,” said Mr. Ngo.
‘In terms of the use of EdTech, it makes sense for us to refer to the PPST strands where ICT is mentioned. As ICT is a means to an end, we look at which domains these ICT strands fall under to fully understand the purpose of ICT and its respective indicators,” he said.
Mr. Ngo is referring to Strand 1.3 or “Positive use of ICT” under Domain 1: Content Knowledge and Pedagogy, and Strand 4.5 or “Teaching and learning resources including ICT” under Domain 4: Curriculum and Planning in the PPST.
“Strands support and represent the detailed elaboration of the domains. ICT strands support content knowledge and pedagogy, and curriculum and planning,” he added. “ICT in the PPST covers EdTech, and includes not just computer hardware but pertains to the ‘responsible, ethical or appropriate use of computer technology to achieve and reinforce learning’, as well. ”
Also teaching at the Ateneo Education Department, Mr. Ngo shares how the PPST is integrated in the education subjects he handles.
“Since I’m teaching students who will be teachers in the future, the PPST is a good reference of at least how DepEd describes the competencies of the Filipino teacher. I also handle a course called Media and Technology Applications, and looking at the PPST allows me to tell our future teachers that the role of ICT is recognized as important in the teaching and learning process,” he said.https://www.rctq.ph/?p=2486FeatureICT,PPST