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‘Of Covid and Beyond’ Web Seminars to Look Out For

The ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic has not spared the education sector. With the school year halted, campuses closed, and students forced to stay home, educators and school leaders have to find the right strategy in order to cope with these challenges.

To help address these concerns, the How To Be A Highly Effective Teacher (HTBHET) Seminar Series Online by Diwa Learning Systems Inc. (Diwa) and Bato Balani Foundation Inc., was recently launched. It is a digital offshoot of its flagship teacher training program.

The initial run of the webinar series was jumpstarted with a session held on April 23 for school owners and administrators called “Re-imagining School Leadership in the Time of Covid and Beyond.” The talk discussed what school leaders feared the most due to the current pandemic—closing down their schools—and explored scenario planning to help participants adopt a more open and forward-looking disposition.

Dr. Edizon with some of the 500 educators in the April 23 session of How To Be A Highly Effective Teacher (HTBHET)

Dr. Edizon with the 500 educators in the first session of HTBHET video conference

“The webinar was factual, insightful, and helpful, and the speaker was able to discuss our concerns as school leaders,” said Russell Zabala of Precious Gem Academy, one of the school owners and administrators who joined the two-hour online seminar.

The program was facilitated by Dr. Edizon A. Fermin, vice president for Academic Affairs of National Teachers College. He is a respected name in the industry and an expert on e-learning, literacy, teacher education, sociolinguistics, student affairs program development, and curriculum development.

Due to popular demand there will be a repeat session set on April 30.

Dr. Edizon will also facilitate a webinar geared toward subject area coordinators called “Reconfiguring Learning Supervision in the Time of Covid and Beyond” on May 2, that aims to look at alternative delivery models of learning that will let participants embrace the new nuances of adaptive instructional leadership.

Another upcoming learning session for teachers is called “Rewiring Teaching in the Time of Covid and Beyond,” which will focus on the five important issues that every teacher has to know when delivering and facilitating learning services in a time of adversity.

HTBHET has trained around 302,000 teachers from all over the Philippines since it started in 2001. It includes a portfolio of topics that include teaching strategies, motivation and inspiration, values, and current industry trends. Its main goal is to contribute to teachers’ professional and personal development.

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Source: Manila Bulletin (

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