GURO21 goes to Region I

GURO21 goes to Region I

Region I in northern Philippines became the first region to avail of SEAMEO INNOTECH’s GURO21 flexible learning program for teachers.  A total of 87 teachers from various DepED Divisions in Region I enrolled as flexible learners in the one-month online learning program that will begin on 5 March 2013.

GURO21, which stands for “Gearing Up Responsible and Outstanding Teachers in Southeast Asia for the 21st Century,” is a menu of flexible learning courses intended to enhance the capabilities of teachers in meeting the requirements of the current century.

The GURO21 foundation course is designed to facilitate the development of 21st century skills. It is composed of two learning modules with discussions and activities spread throughout the four-week timeframe. Module 1 is all about “Equipping teachers with knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values for the 21st Century” while Module 2 is on “Facilitating 21st Century Learning.” Flexible learners are required to successfully complete this foundation course before proceeding to take other GURO 21 courses.

The GURO21 in Region I is being implemented in partnership with the Pangasinan State University (PSU). PSU will grant a three-unit academic credit to all successful course completers. PSU faculty will also facilitate the online classes under the management of SEAMEO INNOTECH.

SEAMEO INNOTECH Center Director Dr. Ramon C. Bacani speaks before the GURO21 flexible learners during the orientation held in mid-February 2013 at the PSU.