The Visayas-Mindanao partner institutions of Phoenix Aralinks® proved to be catalysts in the learning revolution. A crowd of over 300 academic administrators gathered together for four full days filled with sessions that activate change and transform learning, through educational technology, the theme of ALAGA 2018. Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino graciously accommodated the academy delegates.
Directors, principals, subject area coordinators, and district superintendents alike witnessed how technology-powered instruction is articulated through the keynote talks, as well as in the concurrent sessions, and panel discussions. As one of those invited to share how their institution underwent change and transformation, Sr. Ma. Fe V. Lobetos, O.P. of St. Catherine’s College, Carcar City, Cebu said, “We have proven the effectiveness of the Aralinks ® integration as an effective instructional tool that lessens the so-called traditional and Calvaric journey of some teachers.” Panel discussions were also held to reassess how the students’ voice is given prime importance in the school’s decision-making.
The Phoenix Aralinks® Innovation Team also showcased true technology integration in action, maximizing Aralinks® Resources during the Playground session, with more than a handful of project-based learning samples. Delegates witnessed how computational thinking skills were found in the seemingly simple competencies.
As the Aralinks® Leadership Academy VisMin leg came to a close, instructional leaders solidified their grasp of edtech leadership principles that drive not only institutional innovations, but also student success. The Innovation Team looks forward to the Luzon leg, as Alagang Phoenix® continues in the first and only edtech leadership academy in the country on August 27-30 at the Tall Vista Hotel in Tagaytay, Cavite.