Issue of January 8, 2017
     
NEWS
Benguet
 
OPINION
 

2016
Panagbenga Flower Festival
 
Other Links:
Abra educator is finalist in Global Teacher Prize
by Ginalyn B. Brioso / PIA

TAYUM, Abra – An educator from Abra has made it to the top 50 finalists of the 2017 Global Teacher Prize (GTP),   an award conferred to an exceptional teacher throughout the whole world for his or her incomparable efforts and contribution to the teaching profession.

Francis Jim Tuscano is the only Filipino in the list of top 50 finalists in the prestigious award by the Varkey Foundation under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister, and Emir of Dubai. The finalists were chosen from among 20,000 nominations from 179 countries.

Innovative teaching and learning approaches, excellent and continuous professional learning; school, local, and national community efforts, expertise, and experiences in using technological tools in supporting best pedagogical practices such as the use of iPad in class; and leading the school through high-quality training sessions for teachers, are some of Tuscano’s accomplishments that qualified him in the GTP.

His “I have made my multi-touch book, iPad activities for the Christian RE class, dedicated to guiding Filipino and international religious educators with use of the iPad in class,” was a finalist in the 2016 iBooks Author Conference in the United States, under the category, “Best iBook of the Year (Education, Overall).”

Among his awards were Pineau-Clifford Educator’s Award for Outstanding Faculty in Xavier School, San Juan and Best Professional Blog of the Year in Xavier School with his professional learning website “www.francisjimtuscano.com - Mr. T’s Online Blackboard.”

He is also recognized by Apple, Inc. and Google Philippines for his achievements and innovations in teaching and learning with tech tools in the classroom. He is a member of the global community of Apple Distinguished Educators and a Google Education Group Leader for Ortigas, Philippines.

Tuscano is a resource speaker in numerous trainings and workshops organized by the Department of Education, particularly in Tayum Central School, his alma mater.

“Knowing the limitations of certain schools like in the public school system  where computers or tech tools are not present, I also give trainings and seminars on innovative, non-digital approaches to learning such as growth mindset, visible thinking routines, and employment of inquiry-based learning to help push the Philippine education system out of the traditional mindset,” Tuscano said.

“If I win the grand prize, I plan to use it for teacher training in public schools and to set up coding and robotics for public school students,” he said.


Your Ad Here


LIFE
Retired bishop continues to dream of a better Baguio

Free dance workshop slated

800 students benefit from city’s mobile book program

PRC sets date for filing of application for LET

Dream, travel–inspired works to be exhibited


Baguio Country Club
Cordillera Career Development College
Department of Tourism – CAR
Department of Trade and Industry – CAR
Informatics Institute
Medline International Training Institute

Baguio Central University
Baguio Multicultural Institute
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Health – CAR
Department of Tourism – CAR
Fox Elite Immigration Consultancy
King’s College of the Philippines
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Philippine Veterans Bank
Philippine Women’s University – Baguio
Pines City Colleges
Regional Development Council & National Economic Development Authority – CAR
Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Benguet
SiTEL
Sutherland Global Services
University of Baguio

Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Heart and Lung Diagnostic Center, Inc.
Baguio Water District
Banco De Oro
Barangay 92.7 FM
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
C & Triple A Supermart
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Cordillera Kidney Specialists, Inc.
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Public Works and Highways – CAR
Department of Science and Technology – CAR
Department of Trade and Industry – CAR
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Far East Pacific Commercial
John Hay Management Corporation
Maybank
Mother Earth Deli Basket
Nagomi Spa
NIIT
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
Philex Mining Corporation
Philippine National Police – Police Regional Office – Cordillera
Pines International Academy Inc.
Pugad: Pugo Adventure
Rianella Printing Press
Social Security System

Home | About Us | Editorial Policy | Contact Us  
News | Opinion | Snapshots | Week's Mail | Obituaries  
Copyright © 2007-2015. All Rights Reserved. baguiomidlandcourier.com.ph