RCTQ’s work highlighted at PNU President’s 2nd university address, midterm report
Philippine Normal University (PNU) President Bert J. Tuga delivered his second State of the University Address and Midterm Report, highlighting a list of his administration’s accomplishments for the last two years which featured a number of RCTQ’s achievements.
While the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was felt in every aspect of university operations including instruction, research, extension, linkages, and administrative functions, Dr. Tuga said that, under his leadership, PNU “continues to face the pandemic head-on with great enthusiasm, positivity, and commitment fueled by our core values of truth, excellence and service.”
“With the help of technology and everyone’s creativity, we endured, we sustained, and turned the crisis into a multitude of opportunities,” Dr. Tuga said as he continues to build his legacies as 11th PNU President amid the pandemic.
In his 45-minute Report streamed live via the PNU Facebook, the president reported the research work completed by the university including the following projects by RCTQ:
- Mapping Study of TEIs Serving the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)
- Development and Validation of Professional Learning Packages (PLPs) for Mathematics, Science and Reading for Teachers in Grades 7 and 8, and Grades 9 and 10
- Development and Validation of COVID-Responsive Modules on PPST Indicators 3.1.2 and 3.4.2
President Tuga also reported that RCTQ has provided technical assistance to the Department of Education through the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) and the Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD) in various activities.
In 2020, RCTQ helped DepEd develop the Philippine Professional Standards for School Heads (PPSSH) which Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones signed into policy through DepEd Order 24, s. 2020; and the Philippine Professional Standards for Supervisors (PPSS) which is now operationalized through DepEd Order 25, s. 2020.
Guided by the said standards, RCTQ assisted NEAP in the development of the following PD-related policies: DepEd Order 001, s. 2020 or the Guidelines for the Recognition of NEAP Professional Development Programs and Courses for Teachers and School Leaders and DepEd Memorandum 050, s. 2020 or the DepEd Professional Development Priorities for Teachers and School Leaders for School Year 2020-2023). RCTQ has also helped enhance the Teacher Induction Program (TIP) for newly-hired teachers, and develop a framework and prototypes for Career Advancement Programs (CAPRO). RCTQ has been providing technical assistance to the BHROD in the development of Year 3 RPMS Tools for teachers, RPMS tools for teacher-broadcasters; and in the development of RPMS tools for school heads and supervisors, as well as in its proposed career progression sysytem.
Dr. Tuga also mentioned how PNU participated in the development of national education policies through RCTQ’s work with the Malacañang-led Technical Working Group on Teacher Quality (TWG-TQ).
“RCTQ drafted with the TWG on Teacher Quality versions of the Teacher Education Council (TEC) Bill that the Senate and the House of Representatives adopted. Major provisions RCTQ pushed for are present in both versions,” President Tuga said. He also acknowledged the leadership of RCTQ Director Dr. Gina Gonong who served as resource person during committee hearings and TWG meetings at the Senate and House of Representatives, along with PNU vice presidents Dr. Jennie Jocson, Dr. Ronald Allan Mabunga, and other academic officials.
Both versions of the said bill at the Senate and House of Representatives were recently approved on their third and final reading as Senate Bill 2152 with 23-0 votes, and House Bill No. 10301 with 203-0 votes.
In concluding his address, Dr. Tuga said that “surviving the pandemic is the first challenge; sustaining and thriving in the new normal is the next big one.”https://www.rctq.ph/?p=3297NewsPNU