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Continuous Faculty Retooling for Teaching Flexible Learning with Tagoloan Community College

July Fridays means USTP-CiTL and Tagoloan Community College teaming up for capability training on Continuous Faculty Retooling for Teaching Flexible Learning.

USTP, USEP collaborate for Conceive-design-implement-operate training

Basic CDIO training with the University of Southeastern Philippines ( USeP) was a 9-day training held last July 5-8, and July 12-16, 2021 via Zoom. Advancing CDIO Training on the other hand focused on evaluating the existing programs and identify areas where CDIO can be applied, evaluating the alignment of the teaching and learning activities to the outcomes of the programs, creating a plan on the application of CDIO teaching and learning activities in the class, and creating a sustainability plan in applying CDIO in the programs.

UPLOADED: Training Using Gift and Aiken Format for Uploading Questions

As the Learning Continuity Review Program (LCRP) nears its implementation, focal persons were given a training on Efficient Uploads to Question Bank Using Gift and Aiken Format last June 28, 2021.

System-Wide Curriculum Review Revs Up

TP’s system-wide Curriculum Review revs up as the Curriculum Review Team meets for the Review of the Policies and Guidelines on Curriculum Development and Review.

ON THE FIRESIDE: Fostering Creativity in the Classroom

The Director of CiTL, Dr. Amparo Vedua-Dinagsao, once again went beyond the corners of USTP as she sat as one of the Panel Members of Fireside Chat hosted by Akadasia. Fireside Chat is a free virtual sharing on the topic 21st Century Education where most audience and participants are teachers from all over the world.

Best Practices ON THE JOB, Shared

During their Midyear Evaluation and Planning, the Senior High School department headed by Principal, Engr Lloyd Jhon B Estampa and Academic Head Mr Arvin Narvaza invited the five ( 5) CiTL office staff to share how they managed their tasks, practiced collaboration and used various applications for work efficiency and effectiveness.

Webinar Augmenting the Way We Communicate and Present Our Brand Training

CiTL takes into heart the importance of every member in the USTP system including the Office Staff; the people behind every success of an event or process in a department or office.

Teaching Excellence Awards Nominations Opened

The trail for excellence in teaching is now open as the Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) nominations officially opened last June 15, 2021 . Spearheaded by the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, TEA aims to give significant merit to faculty in the USTP system who have shown highly distinctive pedagogical practices.

Trailblazer Educators Train for ToS Construction and Test Questions Validation

Three hundred eighteen trailblazer-educators from all over the USTP System train for ToS Construction and Test Questions Validation in a webinar conducted by CiTL last May 21, 2021, via Zoom and Facebook Live.

CDIO Champs Convene for Mentoring Session 2

CDIO Prime movers from Cagayan de Oro, Oroquieta, and Panaon Campuses convene via Zoom for the second Faculty Mentoring and Coaching Session on May 14, 2021. Once again, the champions met with their mentors and colleagues as they shared further how they implemented innovative strategies and techniques in their classes.

USTP Panaon and USTP Oroquieta train for innovative frameworks

Faculty members of USTP-Panaon and USTP-Oroquieta train for innovative frameworks-Design Thinking and Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) last May 4-5, 2021, and May 4-6, 2021 respectively, at Panaon Campus.

CiTL Preps for ISO

In full support to the university, CiTL staff, headed by their Director Dr Amphie Dinagsao, ready for the ISO surveillance visit on April 28-29, 2021.

As practiced, CiTL staff maintains soft copies of their files via Google Drive, hold weekly meetings and conduct quarterly consultations with the Director. Moreover, the center practices continuous improvement by empowering their staff and allowing them to suggest, and plan out processes that make the center's services better.

CiTL Facilitates Magsaysay College Curriculum Planning

Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning continues its services as it welcomed and assisted Magsaysay College (MC) during their curriculum development activity held at USTP last April 14,15, &16, 2021.

During the event, Engr Rojien Morcilla gave a talk and emphasized the process with OBE Framework on revising the curriculum, while Engr Bronson Mabulay, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, shared on the Entrepreneurship Program of USTP.

CET Trains for Design Thinking

The USTP-Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology ( CET) underwent the Design Thinking Training last April 13-14, 2021. The training, attended by 10 persons from CET, was aimed mainly to equip their personnel in innovative teaching and learning. As CET offers bootcamps, lecture series, pitching activities and other related activities, Design Thinking is one excellent framework that can assist them in furthering their mandate.

Mentors and Mentee Converge for the First Ever Faculty Mentoring Session

“You cannot transit wisdom and insight to another person. The seed is already there. A good teacher touches the seed, allowing it to wake up, to sprout, and to grow.” Thich Nhat Hanh

Like a seed awaiting to be watered, the seed of innovation sprouts among the tenacious Design Thinking mentees from the College of Technology as they met with their mentor counterpart last April 12, 2021. The activity is designed to provide a venue for collegial mentoring--coaching sharing. Also, during this activity, both mentors and mentees determined how the Design Thinking can be applied in the teaching and learning activities in the courses and programs and also create the action plan.

Learning Continuity Review Program Kicks Off

Students have always been a salient factor in the improvement of programs as well as in an institution's continuous quality improvement. And in alignment to the strategic goal of USTP, which is to increase our ratings in board exams as well as its efforts for continuous quality improvement of the programs that ensure students are skill-ready for their future careers, CiTL facilitates the implementation of the Learning Continuity Review Program (LCRP).

Surigao State College of Technology : Retooling Faculty for Flexible Learning

Salamat Karajaw, Surigao State College of Technology!

CITL team held a webinar series of Continuous Faculty Retooling on Teaching Flexible Learning via Zoom Application last March 24, 25, and 26, 2021 to the faculty of Surigao State College of Technology. The webinar hoped to address the challenges that the teachers of the College of Technology in SSCT experienced as they conduct Flexible Learning sessions in this new modality of learning. “Several faculty are minimally capacitated in terms of strategies necessary for Flexible Learning.”, Dr Marilou Carnicer, COT Dean said during her opening talk. She also added, “… if we choose to embrace stagnation over development no amount of money or school reform is going to improve.”

CEA, USTP-CDO Revisit the Way They Mark Their Students' Performances

The College of Engineering and Architecture ( CEA) of USTP-CDO revisited the way they mark students' performances in a webinar by CiTL last March 17, 2021 via Zoom. CEA faculty members remained invigorated during the webinar as Engr Rojien Morcilla and Engr Lloyd Jhon Estampa discussed the Overview of the concepts of Grading Students’ Performance, University Grading Policy & Revised Policy of Flexible Learning Performance Innovative Tasks (PITs) includes alignment to Cos and POs etc. and Using the scoring rubrics for making PITs and Exams.

Jasaan Faculty Automate Rubrics

Thirty-one faculty members of USTP Jasaan Campus train for Automating Rubrics for Assessment and had a session on Sharing the Flexible Learning Teaching Experience. The participants converge last March 23, 2021 as Dr. Amparo Vedua-Dinagsao, CiTL Director and Engr Aileen Sieras, CiTL Program Head for Innovative Teaching Series, talk about Automating Rubrics for Assessment while Mr. Greg Pegarro and Engr Brian Genon share their best teaching practices on Using Technology Tools on to Engage Students and Strategies for Making Instructors Presence Felt respectively.

USTP-Claveria Gets Full Coverage

USTP Claveria campus got covered as CiTL brought Bringing Industry Experience into Flexible Learning by Creating a Scorm package with AMATROL content in USTeP , Automating Rubrics for Assessment and Sharing the Flexible Learning Teaching Experiences to the College of Engineering and Technology of USTP-Claveria last March 9, 2021. Thirty-two faculty members attended the said training which was aimed at helping and demonstrating to faculty members how to automate rubrics in MSExcel, Google Sheets and Google Forms.

Conceive. Design. Implement. Operate: A Teaching Learning Program

CiTL reintroduces the Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) framework to USTP-CDO Faculty members last March 18-19, 25-26, & 29, 2021. Twenty-five select faculty participated in the Advancing CDIO Training where they revisited the CDIO framework, academic programs and curricula and participated in various asynchronous workshop sessions. Aside from the workshops, the faculty members gave their reflections and insights on the important learning they have from the previous talks and discussions.

CITL re-inaugurated, now official

The sound of the goblets echoed throughout the room as the deans, directors, administrative and academic heads and faculty members congratulated the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CiTL) for what it has accomplished a year after the center was conceived.

CiTL conducts series of Training at USTP-Claveria

Twenty-one faculty members from the College of Arts and Science and 36 teachers from the College of Agriculture re-learned how to automate rubrics for enhanced and more convenient assessments during Flexible Learning.

Design Thinking integrated into College of Technology Curriculum

John Dewey once said that if we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow. With this being said, the faculty members of the College of Technology (CT) once again embraced Design Thinking during the Retooling Design Thinking and Strategic Approaches to Teaching Innovative Solution Courses trainings last February 10 & 11, 2021 with the goal of integrating the framework into the curriculum; the enhanced curriculum will enable the university to produce more innovative, empathetic, and creative graduates.

CiTL Welcomes New CiTL Coordinators

CiTL welcomes the new campus coordinators from Panaon, Oroquieta, and Jasaan. Ms Mary Jane Moralia ( Oroquieta), Ms April Dianne Caseros( Panaon), and Mr. Greg Pegarro (Jasaan) were recently designated as campus coordinators for CiTL in their respective campuses.

CHED IDIG Project Goes Full Throttle

The CHED-IDIG funded project spearheaded by goes full throttle as the team plotted the various programs and activities for the next 10 months last January 26-29, 2021 at Chali Beach Resort.

CiTL Director visits Deans

As soon as the year started, Dr Dinagsao visited the various Deans in CDO and Claveria campuses during the first two weeks of January. Dr Dinagsao’s visit was mainly aimed at discussing with the heads areas of concerns, some inputs and suggestions so that CiTL can serve the faculty force better this 2021.

Design Thinking for Classroom Instruction NSTP CDO Campus

The College of Science and Mathematics entered and joined the room for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) when they took part in the training for CQI: developing a plan for CSM last December 7, 2020 via Zoom. Forty-eight brilliant and devoted CSM faculty members created their program-specific CQI plans.

Continuous Quality Improvement with College of Science and Mathematics (CSM)

December 7, 2020 - As we commit to empowering every faculty and improving our programs, CiTL conducts another Continuous Quality Improvement ( CQI) Webinar with the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) at 10:00 in the morning via Zoom.

USTP Visits Magsaysay College : Collaboration on the Way

USTP Delegates, headed by Dr. Amphie Dinagsao, Director of the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CiTL); Dr. Ismael Talili, Director of Research, USTP Cagayan de Oro; Dr. Greg Cubio, Director of Research and Innovation Centers; Dr. Maria Teresa Fajardo, Director for Extension and Community Relations, USTP CDO, and Architect Mikhail Vince Janubas of the Infrastructure Planning and Facilities Development Office (IPFDO), visited the municipality of Magsaysay and Magsaysay College last November 21, 2020 to discuss future collaborations.

5-Day Faculty Onboarding and Career Upstart Seminar for Newly Hired USTP System Faculty

November 6, 2020—the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL), in collaboration with the Human Resource Management (HRM), commenced the 5-day Faculty Onboarding and Career Upstart Seminar (FOCUS) which aims to give orientation and to equip the newly-hired faculty of the culture and technicalities of the working in the USTP ecosystem.

The 5-day seminar took on four aspects of the faculty’s employment life: the USTP culture, their professional responsibilities, their professional and career growth, and their transition towards CITL’s pedagogical training designed to enrich their instructional skills.

Design Thinking for Classroom Instruction for College of Technology CDO Campus

Last October 29, November 5&6, 2020, the Center for Innovative Teaching and learning (CiTL) held a 3-day training on Design Thinking for Classroom Instruction to the faculty of the College of Technology. The webinar aimed at not only using design thinking for social innovation but also to teach Design Thinking as a course. Moreover, the webinar included workshops on empathy, persona, and others. The participants were overjoyed at their new learning as they crafted various innovations and presented to the group.

Innovative Teaching Series: Sharing Flexible Learning Teaching Experiences Session 1

USTP instructors shared their innovative Flexible Learning Experiences to the USTP community last October 28, 2020 via Zoom Cloud Meetings application. Dr. Cordulo Ascaño, Engr. John Rey Bajuyo, Prof. Juliet Cagampang, and Mr. Giovanni Cagurin, shared their best practices in conducting online lectures which effectively engaged students.

Continuous Quality Improvement with Vice Chancellors, Deans and Campus Directors

Improving the quality of programs ensures better and more skilled graduates. To assist the university in such endeavor, CiTL facilitated the Continuous Quality Improvement-Developing a CQI plan webinar last October 16, 2020 via ZOOM Cloud Meetings application and workshop in the afternoon facilitated by the various department chairs/deans.

Facilitating Assessments of Learning Using Alternative Learning Applications

USTP’s Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning responds to the call on extending its service to conduct trainings on Flexible Learning, together with the Commission on Higher Education and other leading HEIs of the region. We are doing this via Facebook Live starting July 13, 2020, then following the dates specified in this poster. Much of the topics we will tackle are those we have given on the previous trainings with the mid-year term faculty members. Don’t miss out if you have not joined any of our webinars yet, and should you like to watch the rest of the webinars conducted by other HEIs, just search and follow the official Facebook Page of CHED Regional Office 10: Commission on Higher Education - Regional Office 10

CiTL Mid-Year Evaluation 2020

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USTP-CiTL at CHED-RX Webinar Series

USTP’s Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning responds to the call on extending its service to conduct trainings on Flexible Learning, together with the Commission on Higher Education and other leading HEIs of the region. We are doing this via Facebook Live starting July 13, 2020, then following the dates specified in this poster. Much of the topics we will tackle are those we have given on the previous trainings with the mid-year term faculty members. Don’t miss out if you have not joined any of our webinars yet, and should you like to watch the rest of the webinars conducted by other HEIs, just search and follow the official Facebook Page of CHED Regional Office 10: Commission on Higher Education - Regional Office 10

CITL Rolls Virtual Discussions on Preparation for the Resumption of Classes

From April 21 to 24, 2020, the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning ran a series of virtual discussions on Zoom Cloud Meetings with the different colleges of Cagayan de Oro Campus, the Claveria Campus and the satellite campuses of Jasaan, Oroquieta and Panaon, to tackle about the resumption of classes.


Digital Transformation Plans with CITL for Web Services

USTP’s Digital Transformation Project Team represented by Mr. Jun Quinito and other team members met with CITL last February 19, 2020 at the CITL office, Administration Building to plan about how the University website could be improved and how the online series and webinars will be uploaded online.

Chartering Mis Occ: CITL Reaches Panaon to Conduct DALM for USTP Oroquieta


Panaon, Misamis Occidental—CITL arrived at the Panaon Campus 10th of February in the afternoon at the Training Center to prepare for the conduct of its 3rd leg of the Designing Assessments of Learning and Methods (DALM) Training-Workshop for the 76 faculty members of both Oroquieta and Panaon Campuses on February 11 and 12, 2020.

CITL Presents 2020 Programs and Plans to USTP System President

February 7, 2020—University President, Dr. Ambrosio B. Cultura, II sat down with the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning for the presentation of its programs and plans for the year. Mr. Arvin E. Narvaza, Program Head of the New Faculty Program and Webinar, commenced the presentation with the function and goals of the center, and introduced the program heads and their assigned programs. Dr. Amparo V. Dinagsao, Director of the Center, then presented the results of the faculty needs survey—the data used by the team to plan the suitable activities.

CDO, Jasaan Select Faculty Participates Design Thinking

Cagayan de Oro Campus select faculty, together with Jasaan Campus representatives, took part of the Design Thinking Training held last February 21 and 22, 2020 at the USTP Board Room.

CITL Strategizes Activity -Enriched 2020

Last January 29-31, 2020, CITL members, Dr. Amparo V. Dinagsao, Engr. Rojien V. Morcilla, Engr. Aileen A. Sieras, Engr. Lloyd Jhon B. Estampa, and Mr. Arvin E. Narvaza, had their three-day strategic planning at Chali Beach Resort and Conference Center. First day was scheduled for the budgetary planning of each program’s events and the crafting of the Project Procurement Management Plans. Second day was the highlight of the planning in which calendar plotting was done the whole morning followed by the presentations of programs and their respective services to the guests, in the afternoon.

CDO and Jasaan Joins First Leg of Designing Assessments of Learning and Methods

The first leg of the Designing Assessments of Learning and Methods Training-Workshop for year took place January 9 and 10, 2020. The training-workshop was participated by Cagayan de Oro and Jasaan Faculty members of various departments. Speakers were Dr. Amparo V. Dinagsao, CITL Director, and Engr. Rojien V. Morcilla, Program Head for Outcomes-based Education. First day focused on sessions and workshops 1 to 3 which reviews on the goals of assessment, the creation of course outcomes and intended learning outcomes, and the construction of the TOS. Faculty members were tasked to share what they have talked about and decided on the group regarding the goals of assessments, but for workshops 2 and 3, participants were set to do the workshops individually.