Identified by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as Center of Training and Development for teacher education, Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation College of Education extended its horizons to host the 1st Regional Student Teachers’ Congress with the theme “Enhancing and Cultivating Holistic Educators Responsive to Students’ Needs” in partnership with the Philippine Association for Teachers Education–Quezon Chapter (PAFTE) and the Teacher Education Council (TEC) Sept. 22 at the MSEUF Gymnasium, Lucena City.
The one-day congress had 1,348 participants composed of students, teachers and administrators coming from 27 TEIs in Calabarzon.
MSEUF President Madame Naila Leveriza opened the congress while Dr. Benilda Villenas, vice president for academic affairs welcomed the participants and explained the purposes and objectives of the congress. Dr. Joselina T. Baylongo, dean of the College of Education, presented the participants, school officials, trainers and guests.
Teacher Education Council consultant Dr. Paz Lucido discussed “The Teaching Profession” and gave a wider perspective on the essentials of the profession which motivated the students to dream and become successful teachers.
Dr. Avelina T. Llgas, consultant of the Teacher Education Council, took the center stage as she actively talked about “Life Skills Approach: A Pillar of Transformative Education”. The morning session was made more interesting when both teachers and students actively participated in the academic exchange.
Dr. Brenda Corpuz, TEC zonal representative for Luzon, initiated the afternoon session with a lecture on “The 21st Century Competencies and Skills for Effective Professional Teachers” while Dr. Felecidad Brono discussed the education students’ career path through a table of specifications per subject area.