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PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 17, 2012


International conference on K to12 program set in Pangasinan

by Venus H. Sarmiento

BAYAMBANG, Pangasinan, Jan. 17 (PIA) -- A three-day academic international conference workshop on the K to 12 program of the Department of Education will be held on January 19-21 at the Sison Auditorium in Lingayen town.

The conference dubbed “Addressing the K to 12 Curricular Enhancement in the Philippine Education 2012,” is open to all private and public schools teachers, faculty of higher education and college students taking up teacher-education courses.

Registration fee is P2,500 for students; P3,500 for public school teachers and P5,000 for private school teachers.

The event aims to gather perspectives of Filipino education stakeholders on K to 12 curriculum, and identify working knowledge, standards, content-based instructional materials, approaches, innovative learning assessment and learner-based action research on K to 12 for sustainable development in basic education.

The event will feature international speakers from the United States of America, Japan and Australia who will talk on the global condition of the K to 12 program.

Philippine speakers will include Sen. Antonio Trillanes III, who will speak on the topic ‘Senate and the K to12 Curriculum Reform Legislation.’

Other speakers are DepEd Undersecretary Yolanda Quijano, Congressman Mariano Piamonte, Jr and officials from teacher-education institutions, students’ group and non-government organizations.

The K-12 (Kindergarten to 12th grade), is a DepEd program which seeks to expand the Philippines’ basic education to 12 years from the current 10 years to make Filipino students globally competitive.

Interested participants from other provinces and countries can contact the Pangasinan State University-Baymbang Campus for accommodations at telephone number (075) 592-2704. (ANL/VHS-PIA 1 Pangasinan)

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