Orientation Preps UB Student Teachers for Classroom Challenges for Deployment in Public School

The School of Teacher Education recently conducted their orientation, organized by the Division of Baguio City Department of Education- CAR and welcomed by CID Chief Juliet Sannad, to equip 49 student teachers from the University of Baguio and to prepare them for their roles and responsibilities once deployed to their respective cooperating schools on February 21, 2024, at the School Division of Baguio City. Supervising instructors Mary Jane Wayang and Dahlia Soriano from the University of Baguio also graced the event. Participants were guided during the session through facets of education, including lesson planning, classroom management, and engagement techniques.

The orientation program offers an opportunity for all student teachers to enhance pedagogical knowledge and effective instructional strategies that equip them to promote active learning and achieve educational goals. The imminent eight-week teaching internship that these student teachers would undergo in the public schools of Baguio City was highlighted through the orientation. The session aimed to prepare them for the challenges they will face in the classroom during their teaching internship at public schools, ensuring that they will make a positive impact, especially promoting a diverse learning environment.

Highlighted during the session, the list of Practice Teachers and Cooperating Schools followed the division memorandum. Students teachers were assigned to their respective schools at the elementary level, such as Apolinario Mabini Elementary School, Don Mariano ES, Doña Aurora ES, and Doña Nicasia J. Puyat ES, while the high school level student teachers were assigned to Baguio City National High School, Guisad Valley High school, and Rizal National High School. Student teachers are filled with excitement and enthusiasm to start their teaching internship journey on March 4 to April 26, 2024, with their respective schools in Baguio City.

These aspiring educators were equipped with the dedication and passion needed to start their teaching internship journey effectively and with the assistance and support of Baguio City Supervisors, School Heads, Master Teachers and their cooperating teachers. Also, led by Division Student Teachers Assignment Focal Persons Mary Jane Malihod for Secondary and Virginia Alindayo for Elementary, they focused on the significance of good teaching practices and classroom management strategies for a productive teaching and experiential learning experience.

Written by John Paul Sabatin

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