by Lora Jane Mission
Posted on 2018-09-17 10:40:02
The College of Education – Center of Development of Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) conducted two (2) sessions of lecture given by visiting International Faculty Program (VIFP) recipient Dr. Eugene F. Calingacion, a Special Education teacher at Wapato School District, Washington, USA. The Paulinian Special Education majors from the College of Arts and Education (CAED) were privileged to have been invited as among of the participants.
The first lecture took place at the NORSU Main Campus I CNDPAHS AVR on August 4, 2018 from 8:30AM to 4:00PM. The talk was about ‘Training on IEP Protocol.’ The opening message was given by College of Education Dean Dr. Libertine C. De Guzman, followed by the introduction of resource person by Secondary Program Chair Dr. Roullette P. Cordevilla.
Dr. Calingacion started his informative talk by walking his audience through the Wapato way of forming the Individual Education Program (IEP) step by step and compared it to the Philippines’ outline. The former turned out to be more productive and effective. The whole session was divided into two; the afternoon was utilized for the making of IEP with the stakeholders involved.
The second lecture was held in the same venue at August 9, 2018 from 8:30AM to 4:00PM about ‘Innovative Teaching & Learning Strategies’ with the topic “How does memory work and how is knowledge communicated and comprehended?” It all boils down to how the teachers will adapt to the new and effective way of teaching and how they can learn and switch to another strategy.
The series of lectures was successful in imparting and sharing strategies that mold prospective teachers to gain and navigate meaningful learning.