University of St. La Salle

USLS College of Education hosts national webinar for teachers in the challenged areas

The University of Saint La Salle (USLS), in collaboration with the European Union  (EU) and four major universities in the Philippines, namely Centro Escolar University,  Polytechnic University of the Philippines, West Visayas State University, and University of  Southeastern Philippines, will host a two-day national webinar on December 2 and 3, 2021 

via Zoom, with the theme, “Crossing Cultural Boundaries: Building Intercultural Relations  in the Challenged Areas.”  

This two-day webinar is part of the teacher formation program of Project FORTH or  Formation of Teachers in the Emerging Challenged Areas in the Philippines, co-funded by  the Erasmus+ Program of the EU and approved for implementation by both the Department  of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education. The aim of Project FORTH  is to develop a network between higher education institutions, associations and stakeholders to create a support system for teaching quality and  teacher motivation, in order prepare Filipino public school teachers to teach in  geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas, conflict areas, economically challenged  areas, and the indigenous communities. As such, the participants in this webinar series will  be public school teachers from various DepEd schools all over the country stationed in the  challenged areas.  

This two-day seminar will formally commence on December 2, 2021, with a keynote  address by the Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker, Her Excellency Maria Leonor Gerona  Robredo, Vice-President of the Republic of the Philippines. This webinar series will cover  pertinent topics such as intercultural communication and intercultural relations as they apply  to the emerging challenged areas. The invited speakers are Dr. Antoinette D. Cortez of West  Visayas State University, a holder of Doctorate Degree in Reading Education and Mr.  Teodoro Brawner Baguilat, Jr., a politician and activist focusing on indigenous people’s  rights and the rights of the minority groups. The panel of reactors will include representatives  from the Alternative Learning System, Indigenous Peoples, and urban area stakeholders. The  USLS Project FORTH webinar series working committee is headed by Dr. Ricver P. Ureta,  Dean of the College of Education and by Dr. Sheila T.Uy, Chair of the Secondary Education  Department.

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