NTC to be Featured in MIT-JWEL Webinar

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (MIT-JWEL) will feature National Teachers College in a webinar on Promoting Agency in Teacher Education and Development on February 4, 2021 (February 5, Philippine time).

Dr. Edizon Fermin, NTC VPAA, and Mr. Noel Jeffrey Torregoza, NTC Director of Learning and Development, will illustrate how the National Teachers College responds uniquely to the need to establish a culture of agency among pre-service and in-service teachers.

The session is part of the Teacher Education and Professional Development Webinar Series. J-WEL members and the MIT community will come together to share their approaches to professional development for teachers.

Dr. Fermin and Mr. Torregoza will present the training approach used by NTC, informed by outcomes-driven learning experience design, as well as employability-oriented delivery and assessment. They will also talk about how the experience was made fun and frustration-free, even for under-resourced teachers. The session will also discuss how to use this framework to carry-on sustainability and scalability engagement, taking into account remote learning conditions during the pandemic and even beyond.

Dr. Edizon Fermin is currently the Vice President for Academic Affairs of NTC. Due to his academic expertise, he is also the co-chair of the Philippine Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) Technical Panel in Teacher Education and an expert resource of the Technical Working Group on Flexible Learning. He likewise works with the British Council and the CHED International Affairs staff to develop policy and practice pathways in transnational education and adult education, especially in terms of quality assurance. He continues to work with the British Council and the CHED International Affairs staff in developing policy and practice pathways in transnational education and adult education, especially in terms of quality assurance. Dr. Fermin received the 2019 Asia-Europe Foundation training scholar at the University of Edinburgh. Advocating equitable access to higher education, he has been training teachers, supervisors, and administrators in basic education, higher education, and technical-vocational education for over two decades.

Noel Jeffrey Torregoza is the Director of Learning and Development of NTC’s Center for Education Innovation. Holding a degree in Organizational Communication and a certificate in Project Initiation and Planning, he established his career as a Learning & Development lead for various BPOs. He is currently the lead in launching educational reform projects within the Ayala Education and iPO schools in the Philippines. One of his most notable achievements is the co-development of Ayala Education’s employment program, which has consistently produced a 90% hire rate from its graduating class, in jobs that average 25% more pay compared to control group wages.

National Teachers College remains committed to providing quality and affordable education through its partnerships with experts such as MIT-JWEL and Mapua Institute of Technology among others.

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