For four days, institutional leaders discovered inspiring opportunities to activate change and transform learning through educational technology. ALAGA 2018 for the Luzon partner institutions was graced by schools who have been with Phoenix Aralinks since its pioneer year, and by new schools who have decided to take part in the learning revolution.
The first and only edtech leadership academy in the country boasts of keynote talks about shaping positive digital footprints and crossing the edtech chasm. Participants also saw how technology integration was put into action through the best practices of esteemed academic leaders. Additionally, the Aralinks EdTech Specialists showed how Phoenix digital resources leverage standards-based instruction.
The academy is truly one of its kind in the country as interactive exhibits, demonstrations, and lightning talks were showcased in the Aralinks Playground. Institutional leaders witnessed the appropriate combination of strategies and technologies in an actual classroom.
“We start and end with the goal of developing a holistic child in this age of technology. At the end of the day, it’s the teacher’s skillfulness, resourcefulness and creativity that matters most in delivering relevant quality education… the kind that students can make meaning from,” quips Ms. Raquel Reyes of Colegio San Agustin, Makati. Her ALAGA 2018 takeaway is but one of the several ripples made by the leadership academy as Phoenix Aralinks lives true to its vision of placing learning first, and technology second.