Continuing Professional Development: Navigating the Sea of OpportunityOctober 23rd, 2017
A professional in any field knows that sailing to success is a voyage that doesn’t really end with just one destination. There are always new ports opening on the sea of opportunity for the most skilled and well-rounded professionals. Taking advantage of such opportunities necessitates almost constant improvement on the part of the individual; it takes a drive, a desire to learn new skills and knowledge, and to build on the foundations that he has set for himself. This is especially true for teachers who have their own waters to navigate: keeping their teaching techniques flexible for the changing class dynamic in the wake of the K to 12 program and constantly updating their knowledge of new developments in the areas of study that they teach.
One key tool for this ongoing voyage is Continued Professional Development (CPD). In 2013, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) passed Resolution No. 2013-774, which defines CPD as “the inculcation of advanced knowledge, skills, and ethical values in a post-licensure specialized or in an inter- or multidisciplinary field of study for assimilation into professional practice, self-directed research, and/or lifelong learning” (Article 3, Section 4). This definition sufficiently captures the importance of CPD. Even setting aside the legal mandate, CPD is a vital exercise that gives professionals the opportunity to demonstrate their continued learning and development throughout their careers. It is a means by which professionals improve the ship upon which they sail.
As a longstanding provider of educational materials and technology solutions for learning management, Vibal understands the value to be found in taking teachers further in their professional educational careers. Such was the catalyst for Vibal to take the initiative and achieve accreditation as a CPD Provider for professional teachers. And as one of the first few accredited CPD providers in the Philippines, Vibal is prepared to provide teachers with quality training and learning programs with unique instructional designs and topics that are relevant to techniques, issues, and current trends in education. Trainings and seminars are headed only by the most outstanding speakers from a variety of distinguished backgrounds. Such speakers include DepEd curriculum and academic consultant Dr. Roderick Aguirre as well as author and University of Santo Tomas (UST) Senior High School principal Dr. Pilar Romero. This uncontested CPD program is designed to help teachers meet the 21st century standards of K to 12. Painstaking planning and forethought goes into each element of our CPD learning sessions. These training programs are treated with the same effort and dedication that we have treated the educational materials we have been producing for over six decades.
As Vibal continues to move forward in providing quality educational materials and technology solutions for students of any and all grade levels, we are also committed to the professional development of teachers, sailing not only for their own careers but are themselves captains that take students on their journey to the future. With the help of Vibal’s CPD training, educators are given a guarantee that they have a reliable partner, a first mate, in navigating the uncharted waters of the educational world.
Expect the following CPD Training Programs from Vibal:
- The Perfect Blend: Creating a Balanced Learning Environment
- The 21st Century Classroom: Addressing the Holistic Needs of Generation Z
- Teacher Burnout: The Why’s and the How’s
- Global Success Stories: 21st Century Skills
- From Presentation to Participation: The Technology-enabled Future of Interactive Learning
- Personal and Professional Effectiveness Skills
- Positive Discipline in Everyday Teaching
- Communication Skills
- Preparation of Instructional Materials and Teaching Devices in Different Subject Areas
- Teaching Style and Learning strategies
- Formative Assessment and Test Construction
- Art of Questioning
- Classroom Management
- and many more!
Contact your Vibal Account Executive now and book your CPD Training!
Editor’s note: The writer, Viña Ross Sarah Benito-Sunga, is Vibal’s Head of Education Services and CPD Manager.