Teacher Excellence and Recognition

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Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones stressed the significance to recognize teachers for their attempts and sacrifices during the “Teacher Excellence – A closer look at the Global Teacher Prize,” organized by Quezon City Memorial Circle on 16 September. Educational Secretary Leonor Magtolis.

Briones discussed the likelihood of competing at global and local contests, such as the Global Teacher Prize (GTP) and the Metrobank Foundation, before respondents from the Central, Regional and School Division, departments and colleges of DepEd.

Naisip ko madami naman tayong teacher na kayang-kaya mag-qualify. Madami naman tayong teacher na magagaling, nag-i-innovate, na naghihirap, na nagsa-sacrifice, walang complaint kung saan man sila naka-assign at saka nagsisilbi sa mga komunidad. At hindi lang iyon, nag-iisip sila ng mga panibagong paraan upang ma-reach anglearners,”

Sec. L. Briones

Organized by the ICO, the forum was designed to encourage GTP Ambassador Advocates in education to exchange know-how, learning methods, methods and assistance schemes with varied learners in education.

The aims of the forum were to increase involvement in GTP and other contests; show best learning methods and to develop the teacher portfolio; share creative approaches to problems relating to schooling; and familiarize themselves with GTP winners and recipients.

The GTP emphasizes the significance and the worldwide recognition of teachers and celebration of their attempts. It also seeks to recognize the effect on its learners and on its societies of the finest educators.

“We must acknowledge excellence and promote it. Those that do stuff, those that innovate, and those that leave the box must be recognized, “added Briones.

Since GTP’s opening in 2015, only four Philippine educators have reached the last top 50.

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Amended IRR of the CPD Law Effective March 1, 2019

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The Professional Regulation Commission released Resolution No. 2019-1146 s. 2019 also known as Amending Relevant Provisions of Resolution No. 1032 (s. 2017) Otherwise Known as the “Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10912, Known as the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Act of 2016.

With this resolution, the following (beneficial) changes are to take effect.

  1. Professionals working overseas shall not be covered by the CPD requirement. (Section 3: 10.2-a)
  2. newly licensed professionals shall not be covered by the CPD requirement for the first renewal cycle after obtaining their license. (Section 3: 10.2-b)
  3. The various CPD Councils shall reduce the required CPD credit units to a minimum, which shall not be more than fifteen (15), as provided for under applicable laws. (Section 3: 10.2-c)
  4. In-house training programs and capacity-building activities of government agencies and government corporations, including local government units, and private employers shall be accredited and considered as CPD compliance of their employed professionals. (Section 2, pr 3)

However, professionals who executed an Undertaking prior to the effectivity of this Resolution shall only comply with the required number of credit units as amended pursuant to this Resolution equivalent to not more than fifteen (15) credit units. (Section 3: 15.3)

The aforementioned Resolution was signed last 07 February 2019. Copy of this Resolution is available below:

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