The MSU-IIT College of Education (CEd) together with Knowledge Community, Inc. (KCI) and the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod organized the Next Generation of Teachers (NextGen) Symposium 2013 on October 23-25, 2013.
The CED ICT Team that co-organized the event performed various tasks during the said event: Ms. Avril Joy R. Ramayan, Ms. Vita S. Caparoso, Ms. Roxan A. Consolacion and Mr. Jun Karren V. Caparoso served as moderators/facilitators of the poster and paper presentations; Prof. Amelia T. Buan served as trainer in one of the ICT trainings; Prof. Joy R. Magsayo joined the ICT Training sessions; Prof. Charity Mulig-Cruz shared how she used technology in a high school Earth Science class. She was selected as the best demonstrator; and, Prof. Rhea D. Febro delivered the conference synthesis during the closing program.
This year’s conference with the theme “Trends, Tools and Training on ICT for Education” is supported by UNESCO Bangkok, Intel Philippines, AUSAID and the Association of Colleges and Universities of Negros Occidental. There were 2 keynote and 7 plenary presentations, 3 technology demonstrations, 5 ICT training sessions, 9 research paper presentations, 7 teaching demonstrations, 4 poster presentations and a human resource management workshop.
The opening program, keynote and plenary presentations, technology demonstrations and ICT Trainings were held at the University of St. La Salle while the paper and poster presentations and teaching demonstrations were housed at L’Fisher Hotel.
The three-day event participated by more than a hundred administrators from both DepEd and Teacher Education Institutions, in-service teachers, ICT program managers and e-learning specialists and researchers, featured both local and international experts who presented the trends and innovations in ICT for Education.
Best paper presenters, best demonstrators and best poster presenters received cash prizes during the event and plaques of appreciation were given to the organizers. Contributed news for OC-OPI