TIP 2019 Kick-Off: A Signal of a Comprehensive Support System for Teachers’ Learning & Developme

"The Future of the World is in my Classroom Today." – Fitzwater

August 27, 2019. Forty-eight (48) inductees/beginning teachers were gathered at the Conference Hall, Schools Division Office-San Juan City to participate in the Teacher Induction Program 2019 Kick-off activity. This event signals the start of the 3-Year Cycle of the Teacher Induction Program (TIP), an institutionalized continuing professional development program designed to provide a systematic and comprehensive learning and development scheme for the newly hired-teachers which aims to strengthen their effectiveness, efficiency, and commitment in the public school profession.

Ms. Flordelisa D. Pereyra, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent, started by program by extending the message of Dr. Alenjando G. Ibañez, Schools Division Superintendent, underscoring the importance of teachers’ commitment in their profession as the serve as lifelines of the schools. She also shared her own insights and experiences when she was newly hired and the adjustments she went through during her first year as a teacher. It was followed by a plenary session by Dr. Dominique T. Rivera, SEPS-HRD, focused on the purpose of the Teacher Induction Program, the TIP modules, and the mentoring and coaching activities in the school level. The next plenary session on RPMS-PPST was co-facilitated by Dr. Rivera and Ms. Maria Ellen C. Alunday, Master Teacher – Pedro Cruz Elementary School, the session was followed by an open forum, wherein the resource persons clarified matter relevant to COT and portfolio preparation.

A morning tea session titled “Teacher's and Mentor's Travelogue on TIP and Journey of an Outstanding Teacher: Teacher na Lodi at Petmalu” was moderated by Ms. Alunday, highlighting the experiences of the interviewees in terms of their experiences as newly hired teachers, mentors, and outstanding teacher awardees. The resource persons for this panel interview included Ms. Meraiah B. Lee, ( Teacher 1, PES), Ms. Belinda P. Guevarra, (Master Teacher, PES), and Ms. Gina Rasopa, (Master Teacher, PES).

The afternoon sessions started with the Kapihan Session on Teacher’s Benefits and Safety, CSC, GSIS, PhilHealth, PAG-IBIG, PAU/Legal Officer, RPSU, and Personnel concerns moderated by Dr. Rina Angeles, Teacher – Senior High School, with Mr. Allan Eliezar M. Mal-in, Admin Officer V, and Ms. Leonita S. Bensan, Admin Officer IV (personnel) as resource persons. Furthermore, the last panel interview focused on Financially-literate teacher and Teacher's Welfare with Ms. Virginia G. Abeira, TIII- SJES and Mr. Ruel Liwanag, President of Unified Faculty Association, as resource persons, moderated by Ms. Alunday.

The program ended the declaration of the newly hired teachers’ Pledge of Commitment led by Flordelisa D. Pereyra, ASDS. "I am a teacher and will be forever a teacher. Thus, I commit myself to share my talent, skills, and expertise with compassion and love to help develop the full potentials of the 21stcentury learners. I commit to continuously improve myself as a teacher and as a person that will make ripples in the lives of every child in the school for the attainment of DepEd’s Vision, Mission, and Values. With faith in my heart, I commit to being the best person who is not only the catalyst of change but the prime mover to make things happen for the benefit of our learners.” The all-out effort by the Schools Division Office-San Juan made the TIP successful.

Article written by:

Rina A. Angeles, Ph.D. (Teacher, SJNHS-SHS)

Dominique T. Rivera, Ph.D. (Senior Education Program Specialist, HRD)

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