The Team's Accomplishments
Sharing the Flexible Learning Teaching Experience (February 11, 2021): The University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, through the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, aims to establish a community of practice in which educators are encouraged to share their unconventional yet engaging strategies, and hopefully influence others to implement what is best for the students. Shifting our paradigms as a response to the changing demands of education driven by the pandemic has taught us to adapt and augment our approaches to teaching and learning, and in this 3rd session of the Sharing the Flexible Learning Teaching Experience which will happen on February 11, 2021 , we will witness some of the noteworthy practices that you might consider to include in your arsenal of instructional methods.
CiTL Official Grand Launching (February 26, 2021): We, in CITL, are beyond grateful of your presence during our official launching last February 26, 2021. Thank you so much for being witnesses of the Center's establishment, and for spending time with us even after the program. Once again, we would like to express our warmest thanks to the following:
Office of the President, Office of the VPAA, Office of the CDO Chancellor, Office of the VCAA, Office of the VCFA, Office of the VCAA Claveria Campus, Office of the VCSAS, CDO and Claveria Campuses Deans, Satellite Campuses Directors, Office Directors, Research Center Heads, Members of the Academic Council, SHS Staff, Procurement Office, Finance and Budget Office
Innovative Teaching Series: Sharing Flexible Learning Teaching Experiences (February 2, 2021): With the new modality of teaching and learning, most of us are caught up with the stresses of adapting to a new paradigm. We get preoccupied with the technicalities of distance learning, and we tend to forget the significant facets of our instruction that make teaching and learning a meaningful experience. Beyond technology, how do we nurture the sense of collaboration and engagement among our learners? In what way do we forge relationships with our students? Do we still give ourselves time to regain strength and to reflect on our respective journeys? Eventually, these questions will pave us in the right direction. All the answers shall be discussed by some of our brilliant colleagues in the teaching field in this second session of Sharing the Flexible Learning Teaching Experience coming February 2, 2021 (Tuesday), 2:00 PM via Zoom Cloud Meetings. We hope to see you there and interact with you for another insightful collegial sharing.
Innovative Teaching Series: Sharing Flexible Learning Teaching Experiences (October 28, 2020): In the spirit of collegial learning, CITL brings you “Sharing the Flexible Learning Teaching Experience” this October 28, 2020. Worthwhile topics will be shared by some of our passionate and innovative instructors who rose above the challenges of the new modality of teaching and learning. We, in CITL, believe that each of us learns best from each other, and this Innovative Teaching Series is that opportunity to have us all sitting in one circle, to listen and share what could tremendously improve our instruction. Let’s take this moment to feed our inner motivations and get ourselves inspired to do beyond what we thought are our limits. Who knows? You might be sharing your teaching journey next time around.
Facilitating Assessments of Learning Using Alternative Learning Applications (September 9-22, 2020): The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning has been reaching out to departments and campuses that needed assistance as to how their faculty members would facilitate assessments through alternative learning applications. CITL’s aim is to cater to the faculty’s concerns regarding students’ accessibility of their assessments. We are happy to serve our dear colleagues on this aspect.
CiTL Trains at CHED Region 10 Webinar (July16-20, 2020): Last July 2020, the Commission on Higher Education Regional Office 10 conducted a webinar that aimed to support the transition of the teaching force, from varied Region 10 Private and State Universities, toward Flexible Learning. The week's worth of seminar was given via Facebook Live Streaming, and the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, being one of the organizers and contributors of the webinars, had the team of experts from Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning tackle on vital topics particularly Constructive Alignment and Redesigning of the Course Syllabus, Designing Assessments of Learning, Creating the Course Guides and Modules, Crafting the Rubrics for Assessing Student Performances, Employing Critical Thinking Strategies, and Ways of Providing Effective Feedback to Students. Because the live sessions were public, instructors and professors from renowned universities of other regions of the country have found their way into the webinar. The audience sent their positive responses and words of gratitude to CHED RO 10 and to the speakers for providing timely and relevant information, instrumental to adapt to the new normal.
Flexible Learning Webinar 1 (June 2, 2020) : This is the start of the transition, and we can't thank you enough for getting aboard with CITL. Making the Constructive Alignment by Revisiting the Curriculum Map and Redesigning the Syllabus, with CiTL Program Head, Engr. Rojien V. Morcilla, commences the series of webinar for all faculty members across the system. As CITL continuously commits to serve the teaching force, we also look forward to seeing you advance. Fiat!
Flexible Learning Webinar 2 (June 6, 2020): How do we know if we are doing Flexible Learning right? The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning conducted its second Zoom Webinar on Writing the Course Module and Averting Intellectual Property Rights Violations to equip all faculty across the USTP system in preparing the course guides and modules prior uploading them to USTeP (University of Science and Teachnology e-Learning Portal). Watch the video to see the highlights of the event and what Dr. Amparo V. Dinagsao, CiTL Director and Mr. Arvin E. Narvaza, CiTL Program Head shared to the participants.
Flexible Learning Webinar 3 (June 5-8, 2020) : As instructors, maintaining presence online with Flexible Learning can be quite a challenge, but with the right tools, one can create engaging resources that communicate effectively to the learners. Powerpoint is a very common tool for presenting lectures, but have we truly explored its other great features to create presentations with our personal touch? Engr. Aileen Sieras, CiTL's Program Head for Innovative Teaching Series, shared to the faculty less explored features of the application that will enable them to incorporate voice over narrations and their actual discussion videos while students would view the slides, and guest speaker, Dr. Maria Angeles D. Hinosolango, OSA Director, shared great tips and reminders on how to create effective, engaging and well-designed Powerpoint presentations that would leave learners wanting more. Play the video to witness the highlights of the webinar sessions.
Flexible Learning Webinar 4 (July 1, 2020): What makes Flexible Learning an engaging method of learning is not its inclination to rely on technology. In CITL, we believe that technology is only secondary to pedagogies, and this is why we invest primarily on developing our faculty to become competent, creative and effective in their teaching techniques and strategies online, then we boost their effeciency in using technology as a tool to deliver their instruction.
Watch the video to see the highlights of the webinar on Exploring USTeP (e-Learning Portal) and Moving from Face-to-face to Online Techniques in Teaching.
Flexible Learning Webinar 5 (July 16-17, 2020): To make Flexible Learning a substantial and worthwhile experience for the learners, the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning made sure that instructors were reminded to design activities that both activate and sustain students' critical thinking skills. In another light, because students need to constantly feel their instructors' presence, CITL also provided a workshop on how instructors could create video lectures in the convenience of their mobile phones.
Watch the video to know more about the webinar-workshop.
USTP Transitions to Flexible Learning System (May 15, 2020). The 𝗕𝗜𝗚 𝗦𝗛𝗜𝗙𝗧 is coming and we, at 𝗖𝗜𝗧𝗟, are very ecstatic to be of service to all faculty members as USTP is about to transition towards the 𝗙𝗟𝗘𝗫𝗜𝗕𝗟𝗘 𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗥𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗦𝗬𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗠 starting midyear and the first semester. We started rolling out our online training last week, and that's only a fraction of everything we have prepared for you. Please watch this short video to get an overview of this exciting change. See you then!
2-day Designing Assessment of Learning and Methods at USTP Claveria (January 23-24, 2020).Thank you, USTP-Claveria for allowing us to have this training with you. CiTL is looking forward for more, and we hope to see you progress in every aspect of your teaching career. Here's a video of our productive 2-day training on Designing Assessments of Learning and Methods.
2-day Designing Assessment of Learning and Methods at USTP Panaon & Oroquieta (February 11-12, 2020). Last February 11 and 12, 2020, CITL drove to Panaon to conduct the Designing Assessments of Learning and Methods Training-Workshop for USTP Panaon and Oroquieta faculty members. CITL is grateful to have received positive feedback from the participants...and YES, the team heard you! CITL will be back soon for more. The University President, Dr. Ambrosio B. Cultura II, also visited both campuses and took his time to share about his 7-point agenda and his plans for the University. He also explained that part of his agenda is CITL and its services for the faculty members across campuses. Here's a glimpse of the 2-day event.