DGME trained to produce resource packages for ISAL teachers’ professional development
Staff assigned to handle learning and development (L&D) at the Bangsamoro Directorate General for Madaris Education (DGME) were trained on Professional Development (PD) Program Resource Package Development on 3-7 July 2023 in Davao City.
RCTQ Director Dr. Jennie Jocson and L&D consultant Dr. Twila Punsalan led the three-day activity which was part of a capability building series for strengthening the L&D system for madaris teachers. On 17-19 May 2023, the same group completed the Capacity Building on the L&D Professional Development Program Planning, followed by a workshop on L&D Program Designing on May 30 to 1 June 2023.
The workshop aimed to search, review and modify existing materials that may be adopted or adapted for use in the PD program and to develop new materials including session guides, slide decks, and training designs, which are appropriate for PD program design.
Mr. Yahya Titong, Madaris Division Head of Schools Division of Sulu ,who was one of the participants, shared that his biggest takeaway from the activity was learning to develop session guides using the 4As approach—activity, analysis, abstraction and application.
“This workshop taught me the thorough process of developing session guides as an important professional development resource material. This really addresses the needs of ISAL teachers especially in teaching socio-emotional learning,” said Mr. Titong.
In teacher education, socio-emotional learning is the ability to manage stress and to care for social-emotional health. This translates to appropriate emotional expression, and the ability to cultivate productive social skills for learners.
Another participant, Dr. Jubaer Sendad, Assistant Madaris Division Head of DGME Division of Cotabato City, shared that creating session guides was something he only learned in this workshop after moving from basic education to madaris education.
“Building on what I learned from this workshop, I look forward to creating session guides on socio-emotional learning that will benefit the teaching practice of 217 ISAL teachers in our division,” Dr. Sendad said.
Socio-emotional learning teaches skills that will facilitate academic achievement including self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.
The workshop enabled participants to demonstrate understanding of addressing BARMM teacher needs through the development of possible training programs on socio emotional learning for Islamic Studies and Arabic Language (ISAL) or madaris teachers, and K to 3 teachers.
Mr. Titong is part of the Learning & Development (L&D) Composite Specialist Group (CSG) that was formed under the 𝘓𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘦 (𝘓𝘙) 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘓𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘋𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 (𝘓&𝘋) 𝘚𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘴 𝘛𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘰 𝘚𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘛𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘋𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘔𝘢𝘥𝘳𝘢𝘴𝘢𝘩 𝘌𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 project supported by the Australian government and the Bangsamoro government through Pathways. It is implemented by RCTQ and the SiMERR National Research Centre.https://www.rctq.ph/?p=4497NewsLearning and Development,MBHTE,Pathways program