OUR HOME: http://pinoyteachersnetwork.blog-city.com
"Any new endeavour is always tough in the beginning". Hah! Whoever said this is an all time motivator; I believe he's one of those people who helped to change the world by changing people's attitude about themselves; I agree with him, it's true, it happens.
I gave us just two weeks to plan this out and prepare for the launching. Ready or not, the website of the Pinoy Teachers Network went officially up in cyberspace on July 12, 2005. We took the challenge. We learned from our own experiences and then finding our own way out of the obstacles we encountered. For most of us, quitting or not trying isn't an option.
It's been a month, can you believe it? What happened during that span of time, aside from my being so busy and missing my blog hopping routine?
We have more than 50 members now, and still growing. Teachers from the University of the Philippines (Visayas), Mindanao State University, De la Salle University, Claret School of QC, Xavier School in Greenhills... are proving themselves worthy of the title "Teacher" by being leaders themselves in their own schools.
We also have members as far as Japan, Singapore, Texas, Arizona, California, Washington DC...who are Teacher Leaders themselves and are as persistent as we all are in disseminating the information about the Pinoy Teachers Network.
It was intimidating for us because nobody among us have ever done this before. To find the answer, we had to go outside the box. We learned to communicate via email and the Internet, and soon podcasts.
I am so lucky to find people who are willing to help without complaints. Who are also willing to learn by doing. They are few of the people I know who are effective communicators, who persuade with modesty, who are leaders themselves. I thank the Core Group Members of the Pinoy Teachers Network who are the people behind the success of this pinoy teachers' community around the globe. The success of one is the success of all...
PINOY TEACHERS NETWORK CORE GROUP MEMBERS:
-TECHNOLOGY LIAISON= J. Angelo Racoma
-BULLETIN BOARD ENTRIES MODERATOR= Tito Rolly
-Education Resources Links MODERATOR= the Filipino Librarian
-FELLOWSHIP AND MEMBERSHIP MODERATOR= Teacher Liz
-LOCAL PINOY TEACHERS NETWORK LIAISON= Zarah Gagatiga
-OVERSEAS PINOY TEACHERS NETWORK LIAISON= Zarelle
-Teachers Network Around The Globe MODERATOR= Teacher Ela
-Parent Advocate/ E-group MODERATOR= Bing
-LEGAL COUNSEL= Atty. Punzi
-DIRECTOR= Teacher Sol
- EDUCATOR ADVISER =Dr. Danilo Baylen
PINOY TEACHERS NETWORK; WE ARE PROFESSIONAL FILIPINO EDUCATORS. WE ARE GOING TO INSPIRE, BE PROACTIVE, GIVE HOPE, AND GO THE EXTRA MILE.
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Our mission is to bring together the Filipino educators in the Philippines and around the world, to give voice to our aspirations, to create a partnership with major education advocates and organizations, to advance the best possible innovative outreach and professional development projects for the teachers and students of the Philippines.
PTN IS GLOBAL
Pinoy Teachers Network has been a great help to new teachers here in America. More power to its Prime Movers who are always there to inform and facilitate the involvement of us teachers in any enriching activities. -- Perla Alega, PG County, Maryland--
Thanks to the Filipino Teachers behind PTN. This is a great start to an inspiring movement in the field of education around the globe! Let's continue in the growing process and keep ourselves connected! --- Liz Genuino, Los Angeles, CA ---
We have done well. Let us continue doing what we are doing and still do more. --Ma. Lourdes Ladrido, PhD, IloIlo Philippines--
Continue to stay focused so PTN can achieve its full potential... --- MS. HJAYCEELYN QUINTANA First Secretary & Consul Head, Cultural Section Embassy of The Philippines Washington DC--