RCTQ Director talks on aligning refresher course for returning overseas Filipino teachers with PPST
RCTQ Director Dr. Gina Gonong was tapped as resource speaker as the Philippine Normal University revisited its refresher course for Filipino teachers who are returning from overseas and are taking part in an reintegration project that allows them to practice their teaching profession.
The Workshop on the Enhancement of Sa ‘Pinas, Ikaw ang Ma’am/Sir (SPIMS) modules was held on 27-29 October 2021 at Ramada Hotel in Manila and via Zoom. RCTQ Director Dr. Gina Gonong spoke about aligning the SPIMS modules with the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST).
The SPIMS project is a collaborative project between the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Education (DepEd) and Philippine Normal University (PNU) for overseas Filipino workers (OFW)-professional teachers. It aims to provide opportunities for passers of Licensure Examinations for Teachers (LET) to return, find employment and work in the Philippines as teachers.
The three-day workshop aimed to review the SPIMS project vis-a-vis its original intent, including its implementation; reconceptualize the SPIMS modules to make them more relevant and responsive; and redesign the existing modules to suit the needs and demands of the teaching profession in the 21st century, as well as the requirements of teaching in the new normal.
Dr. Gonong stressed to the participants the importance of deciding on the target career stage and PPST indicators, and in mapping the course outcomes with the PPST before PNU faculty members redesign the existing modules. Dr. Gonong was assisted by RCTQ Senior Program Officer Ms. Ma. Izella Lampos who guided the participants on constructive alignment, which involves the intentional alignment of course content, assessment and feedback to achieve course learning outcomes.
The SPIMS project was first implemented in 2015 and has since inspired an increasing number of OFW-teachers to return to the Philippines, be with their own families, and practice their profession as professional teachers in DepEd.
After five years of implementation and despite its success, PNU saw the need to revisit and recalibrate the project to make it more relevant and responsive to the needs and demands of the teaching profession in the 21st century. Redesigning the SPIMS modules also includes teaching teachers to shift from the old and traditional ways of learning to the unconventional ways of knowledge creation and generation triggred by the pandemic.https://www.rctq.ph/?p=3271NewsPPST,SPIMS