The PMT of Navotas rolled out a series of training programs for teachers and administrators starting September 14. The administrators’ training was held on September 14, 2012 while the training for 900 teachers was held for six Saturdays.
The participants enthusiastically participated in workshops on personality development that was conducted by Director Oscar Atendido of John Robert Powers. The teachers discovered the importance of the arts in the holistic development of their students with the guidance of Mr. John Silva, Synergeia Trustee. The teachers were taught different techniques in creative teaching by Dr. Nene Guevara, Synergeia President. They interpreted poems and songs and wrote jazz chants about their Mayor. The training in Mathematics for high school teachers was given by Prof. Bing Osorio, former PSALM President, Mr. Luigi Bernas, Treasurer of Synergeia introduced the administrators to leadership and strategies in running business firms which are useful in school management. They were briefed on how to mobilize resources, empower their teachers, and nurture their relationship with their donors. Mayor John Rey Tiangco was not only present in all the trainings, but he also gave a report to his constituents on the state of the city, the use of funds, and the development projects of the city government.
No typhoon was strong enough to weaken the enthusiasm of teachers, principal and LGU officials from Navotas.