The Teacher’s Gallery Programs Consultant and a Retired DepEd Supervisor, Dr. Serry Vargas, together with  Teacher Liza Duyao – TTG Programs Manager, started the year with providing a free seminar for Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers on inclusive education last January 13 – 14, 2020 at the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology in Iligan City.

This activity was made possible through the collaboration between The Teacher’s Gallery and the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) College of Education, headed by their College Dean, Dr. Amy Buan.

There were 306 Pre-Service Teachers from MSU-IIT College of Education and 63 In-Service Teachers from the different public schools in Iligan and faculty members of MSU-IIT that attended this 2-day Seminar Workshop. The theme for this program is Teaching With No Limits: An Introduction to Inclusive Education Focusing on Learners with Disabilities.

Topics discussed includes:

  • Legal bases of inclusive education
  • Concept of Disability and Impairment
  • Barriers to Inclusion
  • Classroom strategies in handling learners with disabilities 
  • Common indicators of learners with:
    • Autism
    • ADHD/ADD
    • Intellectual Disability
    • Learning Disability
    • Sensory Impairment: Hearing and Vision
    • Physical and Multiple Disabilities
    • Emotional and Behavioral Disorder
    • Speech and Language Impairment

Last January 15, the College of Education of the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology held its 15th Pinning and Moving Up Ceremony for its Pre-Service Teachers. Dr. Serry Vargas graced the event as the honorable guest speaker.

The Teacher’s Gallery and the College of Education of Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology is looking forward to a more strengthened partnership for its shared advocacy of empowering educators in promoting a quality and inclusive learning environment for the Filipino youth.