Teachers of the Department of Education (DepEd) trained by the MSU-IIT College of Education concluded an “Enhancement Workshop on Project-Based Approaches” last May 13, 16, and 17, 2011.
The workshop prepares teachers to implement the Project-Based Learning (PBL). These same participants were initially trained by the UNESCO Bangkok for PBL and Telecollaboration instruction pedagogies last February.
The participants revisited their previously designed project plans to enhance their instruction for the classroom. They developed unit plans specifying the curriculum standards addressed, assessment tools to be used, and instructional plans to serve as guides in implementing the project in their classrooms. Moreover, they planned to successfully implement their projects applied across disciplines and levels in collaboration with their partner schools and teachers.
With the PBL packaged in a portfolio, and given the support by DepEd principals and teachers, the project sees its successful implementation in the first grading period of the 2011-2012 academic year.
On the last day of the workshop, inputs on Action Research were shared by Dr. Myrna E. Lahoylahoy to ensure that teachers properly document their activities and monitor the positive change of learning outcomes.
Teachers who implement excellent projects will be recommended by the pedagogical support team of CED, who compose the trainers/facilitators in the workshop, to share the best practices in the Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of UNESCO in August to October this year.