Five faculty members of the University San Jose - Recoletos (USJ-R) School of Education (SED) bagged multiple awards in the recently concluded CHED ASEAN competition for best teaching models in the context of the pandemic.
The theme of the competition organized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) was “Call for Teaching Models in Philippine Schools at the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond: A Competition for Excellence and Resiliency in Education.“
Chairperson Ionell Jay Terogo of the University’s Department of Teacher Education (DOTE) was named as champion in the Best Teaching Model Implementer – Synchronous Approach.
DOTE Instructor Rhonnette Abatayo won as champion in the Best Teaching Model Implementer – Asynchronous Approach category. Rex Villavelez of DOTE also won First-Runner Up in the Best Innovative Instructional Design Concept through the use of the Internet. Physical Education faculty members Benedict Candia and Wyndell Casquejo also joined. They won as runners-up in the Best Innovative Instructional Design Concept (without the use of the Internet) and Best Teaching Model Implementer (Asynchronous Approach), respectively. The instructors won by providing (1) original and replicable teaching models, (2) comprehensive and appropriate learning plans, and (3) well-prepared teaching demonstrations which are seen to be flexible and manageable in the new normal for education.
The competition focused on flexible learning models that can be utilized in the “new normal”. These resilient education approaches are aimed to provide a picture of the future prospects to distanc