Dr. Margarita C. Ballesteros, Director of Department of Education- Philippines
Tagpros for Children (Talented and Gifted Professionals for Children)
HundrED has not validated this innovation
Why did you create this innovation?
Social distancing resulted in the abrupt, required transition to online learning and the dependence on instructional technology. As teachers were thrust to teach students virtually, Tagpros believes that PLCs must not stop and must be embedded in all online capacity building initiatives to stimulate meaningful conversations around best practices in virtual learning and SEL.
How does your innovation work in practice?
Tagpros' Online PLC program presents outstanding teacher leaders from leading schools in the Philippines. Discussions and presentations are streaming live in Youtube and Facebook four times a month. Each PLC workshops uses reflective practice through exit surveys and feedbacks.
The LEADER model uses framework of leading question, engagement, action research, discussion, examples, and reflection with a focus on transformation of instruction and building instructional capacity. Live chat conversations of teachers provides different ideas that aids them to meet students’ needs in home learning environments, which is something they were never prepared to do.
Nonetheless, to support and strengthen the development of our online PLCs, Tagpros will be rolling out its own Learning Management System to provide a passion-based platform where teachers hone and develop best practices; and provide academic and SEL support for their students outside of school.
How has it been spreading?
Page views and attendance of our recent PLC workshops on "Amplifying Cross-Curricular Projects Through Creative Expression and Social-Emotional Learning," & "Techniques in Integrating Online Learning and Music," garnered between 5,000 to 6,000 views on Youtube from June 5-8, which is projected to reach 30,000-50,000 by end of July 2021; and over 200,000 by December as teachers from all over the country share the replay episodes in their social media accounts.
Facebook (FB), the most widely used social media in the Philippines, spread our initiatives in a couple of days to almost 100,000 individuals; garnered over 1,300 engagements with over 5,000 page views through organic and virtual sharing only; and without boosting or any paid advertisements.
If I want to try it, what should I do?
Join and register in our workshops and PLCs via Tagpros.Org. In addition, you may also find our PLCs and workshop schedules through Google, Youtube, Facebook, and Linkedin by searching Tagpros. Further, sometime August 2021, we will be rolling out our Tagpros LMS (Learning Management System) so you can create your own account and join our passion-based initiatives online.