AECON 2023 gathers ‘edukampyons’
It drew inspiration from the Department of Education’s 2030 Basic Development Plan, which tackles quality and inclusive education, learner empowerment and positive learning environments.
(FROM left) Hon. Gina Gonong, Dr. Yolanda Quijano, Dr. Alison Atwell, Dr. Amy Berry, and Dr. Jerome Buenviaje.
The Annual Educators’ Congress recently held a virtual discussion with over 20,000 education thought leaders, policy-makers, and practitioners to talk about emerging education topics, trends, and efforts toward learning resilience.
With the theme “Learning Recovery to Learning Resilience,” AECON 2023 drew inspiration from the Department of Education’s 2030 Basic Development Plan that touches on matters of quality and inclusive education, learner empowerment, and positive learning environments.
“In a sense, this is an affirmation for us that what we are doing contributes to larger nationwide goals,” REX chief executive officer Don Timothy I. Buhain said.
AECON featured renowned local and international speakers across different disciplines.
The plenary sessions kicked off with Dr. Yolanda Quijano, Chief of Party of Project Gabay, covering the topic “Expanding Access to Education for Groups in Situations of Disadvantage to Ensure Inclusive and Equitable Quality Service Delivery.”
Also present was Dr. Alison Atwell, an International Whole School Improvement Consultant, in a session on the “Teacher’s Tool Box: Six Essential Tools to Achieve Comprehensive Student Growth.”
AECON capped off its plenary sessions with Dr. Amy Berry, an International Education Consultant and author of “Reimagining Student Engagement: from Disrupting to Driving”, and her talk on “Pivoting to Quality, Ensuring That All Learners Attain Learning Standards in Every Key Stage in the K to 12 Program.”
Attendees also participated in breakout sessions facilitated by Early Childhood Care and Development Council, Pambansang Samahan sa Linggwistika at Literaturang Filipino, Ink., Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas, the College of Graduate Studies and Teacher Education Research of Philippine Normal University, the Organization of Social Studies Teachers in the Philippines, the Reading Association of the Philippines, the Values Education Department of the College of Education of University of the Philippines, the Association of Philippine Schools Overseas, the Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association, and the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities.
The congress formally concluded with a synthesis session from Dr. Jerome Buenviaje, Dean of the College of Education, University of the Philippines — Diliman.
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