On May 22-26, 2017, TYKFI sponsored the training of more than 200 teachers from 18 private schools in Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino in partnership with the Foundation for Upgrading the Standards of Education (FUSE). The participants were taught 21st century teaching skills in Mathematics, English, Elementary Science, Physics, and Chemistry—all of which are aligned with the K-12 curriculum. Through this program, the Foundation aimed to continue being a strong impetus for quality education and ensuring the sustainability of the project by producing a multiplier effect in each respective education system.
On May 27, 2017, teachers from 18 private schools in Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino provinces headed to All Hands Beach Resort in Subic, Zambales for a one-day team building event just after completing a week-long training course with FUSE (Foundation for Upgrading the Standards of Education), which was also held in Subic. This event was facilitated by the able team of the Philippine Airlines Training and Development Department’s Bienjamin S. Leofando, Jaba De Jesus, and Nico Magsalin.
A total of 88 educators from the different districts of Region I finished the five-day training program entitled “Train the Trainors” which was sponsored by the Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. (TYKFI) in partnership with the Foundation for Upgrading the Standard of Education (FUSE) the Department of Education (DepEd). This special course designed for public elementary teachers ran from April 27 to May 1, 2015 at the FUSE Center in Manila.
Absenteeism due to child labour, dropouts due to financial status, these are just a few of the reasons for the decline of the National Achievement Test (NAT) scores for two schools, Tan Yan Kee Elementary School, and Buyasyas Elementary School in Nueva Vizcaya. The information was shared by Ms. Sarah Apurillo, School Division Superintendent of Leyte in her special lecture last March 2, 2014. “No time should be wasted and we don’t want to tolerate the decreasing average rate of the schools,” Ms. Apurillo said.
As a quote from John F. Kennedy says, “The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth,” Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. (TYKFI) firmly believes that quality education can be best achieved using a variety of media.
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops,” this was a quote by Henry Brooks Adams. The Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. (TYKFI) aims to strengthen the influential skills of the nation’s public school teachers by conducting a series of “Train the Trainers” programs, one of which was for the public elementary and high school teachers from Leyte.
In the effort to prepare our nation’s teachers for the upcoming K-12 curriculum, Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. (TYKFI) brought 31 teachers from Ilocos Sur to the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) to attend a 10-day Summer Workshop in Science last April 2014. The workshop is part of a series of “Train the Trainers” program by TYKFI. A few of the enjoyable activities to mention were: volcano modelling (from ordinary grocery materials), stargazing under the UPLB sky, and applying projectile motion thru a ‘Minute to Win It’ contest. Truly, learning should be fun, but teaching should be equally fun as well.
The Foundation for Upgrading the Standard of Education, Inc. (FUSE) conducted training programs for teaching for the first half of the year in Manila, Cavite, and Leyte in the subject areas of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English, and Elementary Science and Health.
The Foundation for Upgrading the Standard of Education (FUSE) held last September a five-day training for teacher-trainers in the subject areas of Chemistry, Integrated Science, Physics, Mathematics, and English.
The course was a partnership between FUSE, as the delivering organization, in cooperation with the Philippine Science Consortium.
The Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. (TYKFI), in partnership with DepEd Region I headed by Regional Director Teresita M. Velasco, brought 27 Grade 3 teachers from La Union, Ilocos Sur, and Nueva Vizcaya to attend a 3-day Teachers Training program at the Reading Dynamics Center at Ortigas Center, Pasig City last April 7-9, 2014. The program is aimed to provide academic, technical, and moral support and guidance for Grade 3 teachers for the K-12 system of education. The focus is on Grade 3 as pupils in this level face the challenge of transitioning from mother tongue-based instruction to English-based instruction.
FUSE Teachers Training
An important mission is educational reform. This is a critical aspect of the Tan Yan Kee Foundation’s partnership with the FUSE or the Foundation for Upgrading the Standard of Education. This is carried out through the training-the-trainors method, with the end result of improving teaching standards and competency particularly in the subject areas of English, Mathematics, and the Sciences.