UMCTE collaborates with DepEd’s Teacher Induction Program (TIP)
Once again the University of Mindanao College of Teacher Education (UMCTE) collaborated with the Department of Education in the Teacher Induction Program (TIP) for Elementary and Secondary Levels conducted at Diamond Hall, NEAP XI, Quirino, Davao City last February 2-5, 2012. There were a total of 100 elementary and secondary school teachers coming from Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, Mati City, Davao del Sur and Davao City who participated in the said program. These teachers were either newly hired or those below three years teaching experience.
Under the flagship project of Teacher Education Council, TIP aims to promote excellence in public education by enhancing the effectiveness in content knowledge and instructional skills of beginning teachers. The project also aims to improve the retention rate of beginning teachers and narrow the gap between pre-service and in-service education and training.
To achieve these goals, UMCTE which acts as service provider facilitated the four-day program while DepEd officials and TIP coordinators served as resource speakers. Department of Education Regional Director, Susana Teresa B. Estigoy, headed the program. On the first day, participants were oriented about DepEd programs and projects in basic education. The second day, on the other hand, was about constitutional mandate, legal bases and various laws on education which clarify rights, responsibilities and accountabilities as a teacher. Participants were also updated about the special programs in elementary and secondary levels as well the new rating system for ranking purposes. The third day focused on personal financial management, welfare and benefits for teachers, K to 12 framework, 21st century skills of a Filipino teacher anchored on NCBTS, reading remediation and strategies of teaching reading, and teaching in a multigrade class. The last day was devoted in identification of pupils/students in the regular classroom with special needs/disabilities and demonstration teaching through video presentation by subject.
Through the collaboration of UMCTE and DepEd officials, the program was a success. Newly-hired teachers better understand their rights, obligations, and accountability as professional teachers. They are also updated about projects implemented in their schools and clarified about their role as implementers. This has given them broader perspective and insight in the organization they are part of.