GURO21 alumnus named one of Metrobank Foundation’s Outstanding Teachers

(Photo grabbed from Search for Outstanding Teachers Facebook page)

On 1 August 2016, Metrobank Foundation Incorporated (MBFI) announced the winners of its Search for Outstanding Teachers (SOT) 2016. One of the winners for the elementary education category, Mr. Arnol Rosales of Francisco Melgar Memorial School in Oriental Mindoro, is an alumnus of SEAMEO INNOTECH’s GURO21 program. Mr. Rosales is the first winner of SOT from Oriental Mindoro.

He attended the first batch of GURO21 Course 1 in 2014 through SEAMEO INNOTECH’s partnership with the Divine Word College of Calapan, Mindoro. GURO21 (Gearing Up Responsible and Outstanding Teachers in Southeast Asia for the 21st Century) is a series of flexible learning courses designed to enhance the capabilities of Southeast Asian teachers in addressing the teaching-learning requirements of the 21st century. Its first course specifically focused on facilitating the development of 21st century skills of Southeast Asian teachers.

This year’s SOT is said to have garnered the most number of nominations in three decades. A total of 534 nominations were generated nationwide, which were then shortlisted to 40 regional finalists. Full list of winners can be viewed here.

Metrobank Foundation Inc.’s Search for Outstanding Teachers honors the teaching profession, acknowledges those who exhibit competence, remarkable dedication to their work, and effective educational leadership, as well as their various community involvements. It is implemented by MBFI in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).


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