The success of the Filipino students depends on their teachers. But how can students learn more or be abreast with the current in let’s say technology if their teachers are unfamiliar or lack know-how in such? Also, I’m sure most of us are aware that in public schools, there are more than 50 students in a class, more than 35 in private schools. The ratio is usually 1:50 or 1 teacher in a class of 50. How can one teacher handle/teach them all? What sort of classroom management or teaching strategies to use so that even with that huge count, students will still get a proper and well-deserved education? The answer? Continuous training for educators to expand their knowledge and be able to meet the needs of their students! How to achieve that?
Now, teachers don’t have to go abroad to further their skills! A professional training company specifically targeting teachers and administrators has already been set-up here in Metro Manila and was launched in 2016 called Resource for Educators and Academic Professionals (REAP)!
What is REAP?
REAP provides educators with the necessary skills and competencies through professional development programs, specially designed for the educator and school administrators that help make each learning opportunity exciting, inspiring, fruitful, meaningful and memorable for the pupil.
The seminar workshops have been developed according to REAP’s goal of building up and reinforcing the teacher as a Person, a Learner and as an Educator to form the ‘Whole Teacher’.
“The main drive of REAP is teacher development because as we all know, the success of the students of the nation depends on them. We want REAP to be the partners of educators in nation building,” said Danda Crimelda Buhain, REAP co-founder.
Below are the REAP Core Courses
For each specialized Core Course, there are different sets of trainings which can help the teachers of today, especially now that we have embraced the K to 12 programs. There are loopholes in teaching methodologies and it can help teachers maximize their potentials and impart the knowledge to their students.
To help produce high caliber educators with contemporary teaching concepts, a modern REAP center in Quezon City was set up. It is complete with facilities so that educators from the teaching industry, local governments, and public and private school organizations can undergo customized training.
A team composed of highly-qualified resource persons with vast experiences in various fields of education are employed by REAP to facilitate teaching courses. These include, among others, Creative Teaching Strategies, Classroom Management for the 21st Century Educator, Integrating Technology in Teaching, Basic Concepts of Differentiated Instruction, Design Thinking for Educators, Outcomes Based Education with Spady (Father of OBE) and Uy, a partner of REAP.
REAP is expanding fast and would want to also cater the public school sector and not just the private ones. They believe that all teachers need to strengthen and further their skills to be able to teach students in all walks of life.
“We also hope to get the support of LGU units to make REAP more successful, by sponsoring public school educators avail of our programs,” said Buhain.
This is a great opportunity not only to teachers but also to school administrators and owners and REAP has appropriate trainings for them too!
Teachers have an immense and immeasurable influence on our children. Most of the children’s waking hours are spent in school. Teachers need all the support they can get to be able to build and prepare tomorrow’s nation.
REAP is in partnership with REX Publishing and Spady & Uy, the groundbreaker of Outcome-Based Education.
To know more, please visit REAP at http://www.reap.consulting/ and follow their pages on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/reaptrain/.