Last December 17, 2020 Ateneo de Manila University President Fr. Roberto Yap SJ signed an agreement with the Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC) Executive Director Rhodora Angela Ferrer to train 200 teachers from 12 private school systems.
"Now more than ever, schools need to be innovative, creative, and open to new ideas to ensure that no teacher or learner is left behind. Ateneo de Manila hopes that our partnership with PEAC would help schools address the needs of educators, formators, and students as we all try to create a "better normal" and plan for a post-pandemic world," Yap said.
Through this partnership, the 200 participants from lesser-resourced private school systems will undergo the Adaptive Design for Learning (ADL) Professional Certificate Course.
“The pandemic calls us not just to overcome the current challenges it poses for schools, but to reimagine the future of teaching and learning. Imagination and re-imagination should be in the DNA of all schools,” according to Ferrer.
The ADL Course is an asynchronous project-based program for educators who want to learn online course design and delivery. The program helps educators design online distance learning programs that help students learn through enriching experiences. It is expected to be more impactful as entire school systems directly benefit from the program.
The ADL program was borne out of Ateneo’s effort to migrate to online learning last summer. Since then, nearly 3,000 educators have already undergone the professional certificate course. Just this last October, Ateneo also signed an agreement with the Philippine Science High School System to train around 500 teachers of Pisay in ADL.
Visit https://ateneosalt.org for more information about the Ateneo SALT Institute and the ADL Course.