Answering the need to create a program to equip teachers with action research skills and be able to develop instructional materials, Ateneo de Zamboanga University’s (AdZU) SUGPAT Program opens GoALS Capacity Development Program for ALS teachers on Instructional Materials Development and Action Research.
The GoALS Program is a 7-month capacity development program to train select District ALS Coordinators and ALS Mobile Teachers in Region 9 to effectively write learning resources for ALS learners and implement data-driven interventions through action research.
This program specifically targets select ALS teachers to train them to contextualize, localize, and innovate their curriculum to fit the needs and aspirations of Region IX ALS learners and meet the demands of a changing environment.
The GoALS Program has two courses: Instructional Materials Development and Action Research.
The selected ALS teachers for the Instructional Materials Development Course will undergo a course that will guide the participants to have an understanding in curriculum designing and current educational practices. They have the opportunity to attend classes in AdZU to enhance their content knowledge.
ALS teachers who will be chosen to undergo the Action Research Writing Course will be trained on how to apply basic research skills by providing them with hands-on experience in writing action research. This course is specifically designed for ALS teachers to introduce action research as a method of improving teaching and learning in the ALS context.
Selected teachers for the program will have the opportunity to work with and be mentored by experts in the field. Selected ALS teachers shall be coached by professionals who have expertise in action research, educational leadership, pedagogy and andragogy, educational technology, and curriculum and instruction development.
Moreover, they will also receive three (3) units of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) upon completion of the course, and earn one subject credit for education-related graduate course.
The GoALS Program will launch on March 17, welcoming the participants in their first module.