Saturday, May 14, 2011

The 6th SAS-Petron Gurong Kaakbay Conference

Teacher Dina Ocampo delivers an plenary speech.
The 6th SAS-Petron Gurong Kaakbay Conference folded up successfully having trained 172 public teachers from Manila and regions in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao last 4-6 May 2011. This year, the conference focused on the theme on students learning needs and competencies required of them to learn and live meaningfully in the 21st century. Thus, the conference invited plenary speakers who are experts in the field of Psychology, Educational Research, Special and Gifted Education. The likes of Dr. Antonio Torralba of the UA and P, Dr. Leticia Penano-Ho of UP Diliman, Isagani Cruz of DLSU-Taft and Teacher Dina Ocampo, Dean of the College of Education, UP Diliman were present. Roselle Ambubuyog, Mike Luz and celebrity-motivational speaker Dyords Javier lent spiration to teachers present at the conference.

The break out sessions boasted of competent workshop facilitators who charmed and shared new knowledge, learning, unlearning and relearning in the process with the participants . To name a few of the many sessions teachers attended there were topics on effective classroom management, literary socio-gram, ESL instruction, oral language learning, stroytelling, drama techniques for teachers, reading strategies, multiple inteligences, UbD, public pseaking and bibliotherapy. Team spirit and bonding session was part of the program too. The teachers went through different physical activities that helped them understand themselves and others too. Thanks to LUBID, Inc. for the meaningful group dynamics. As a tradition in a GK conference, selected teachers were treated to a pampering and make-over session by Isdanco Foundation.

Neni Sta. Romana-Cruz hosted on the 1st day 

Volunteer students from Far Easter University assisted in the workshop sessions. Having the conference in their university, they were all gracious and pleasant hosts.

Congratulations to the team of Sa Aklat Siisikat, headed by its President, Margarita Delgado, Vice President Lizzie Zobel, executive director, Christine Araneta-Fereira and operations manager, Marie Angeles for yet another successful GK conference!

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