The International Conference for Teachers and Administrators
Theme:   “The 21st Century Education:  Promoting the Learner-Focused Paradigm”
Date & Venue:    October 28-30, 2015 at the Traveller’s Hotel, Subic Freeport Zone, Olongapo City

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 International Conference-Workshop for Teachers and Administrators:  The 21st Century Education of Promoting the Learner-Focused Paradigm will now be held from October 28-30, 2015 at the Traveller’s Hotel, Subic Freeport Zone, Olongapo City.  It was originally announced to be held earlier this year in Cebu City but due to unavoidable circumstances, we had to postpone the event to a later date.

In this connection, we would like to invite you and your colleagues to attend this conference and be part of an event that will gather a significant number of local and international education stakeholders including those from Philippine schools abroad (e.g., Saudi Arabia, China, Bahrain, Greece, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates).  Together, we will put the Philippines in the map as the emergent education hub of 21st century education.

Regarding your registration fee, you are still on our list of PAID PARTICIPANTS.  We would just like to request you to send (through e-mail or fax) a copy of your deposit slip for verification and acknowledgement.  Details about the conference-workshop are likewise found in the attached brochure.

For your guidance, DepEd has issued Advisory No. 513, s. 2013 and CHED Memorandum dated October 13, 2014 which allowed us to invite all directors, superintendents, academic coordinators, basic and higher education teachers and faculty members of private and public schools to participate in this international academic event.  We have informed DepEd of the new date and we will be sending you an updated advisory as soon as possible.

For more information, please visit our website: or our Facebook page: Guro Formation.  You may also contact Ms. Belen D. Manliclic GFF Secretariat (09217544187; 09373718344 or 632-2616741 Fax: 632-434-3341) or Mr. Andrew Mar C. Salburo, Education Program Supervisor, School Division Office of Olongapo City (0999-8880685/047-6030570, Fax: 047-2226569).

Thank you and we hope to see you at the conference!

Very truly yours,

Professor, College of Education
University of the Philippines Diliman and
Conference Director, Guro Formation Forum, Inc.

GFF Intl Olongapo headRationale

Today’s learners are living in an era of emerging social, environmental, health and political issues.  News about global warming, famine, poverty, global population explosion, emerging technologies and their resulting globalization, among others, are common fare.  In order for our students to keep up with the times, they should be able to communicate, function and create change personally, socially, economically and politically on local, national and global levels – a challenge that face the educators as they try to provide the quality education that the students deserve.  This task has even become more daunting as there are now learners deep in child labor, in the streets, members of indigenous groups/ethnic linguistic minorities, and living remote areas or in difficult contexts.  There are now children in conflict with the law, rural migrants, disaster-affected and with special education needs.  Additionally, learners are also very much exposed to a fast-paced technological revolution that resulted to an increasingly diverse, globalized, complex, and media-saturated society.

In order to transcend all these challenges, the role of education in the 21st century has gone beyond mastery of content or use of new technology.  More importantly, students must learn how to observe, discern for themselves, think critically, and be creative.  Educators can help achieve this goal by providing a framework that will help reduce barriers, minimize challenges and optimize support to meet the needs of all types of learners.  


With the theme, “The Twenty-First Century Education: “Promoting the Learner-Focused Paradigm”, the conference aims to:

Identify and describe  who the 21st century learner is in view of the right-based principle;

  1. Present global perspectives of the Learner-Focused Paradigm;
  2. Identify methods, strategies and techniques of the Learner-Focused Paradigm relevant to participant’s regional and socio-economic situations ;
  3. Provide a venue for critiquing teaching strategies in view of Learner-Focused Paradigm; and
  4. Develop an action plan that will uphold the Learner-Focused Paradigm in the 21st century.

Keynote Topic

On Twenty-First Century Education:
“Challenges, Perspective and Prospective for 21st Century Education Learner-Focused to Developing Countries”

Plenary Topics

Curriculum: Learner Focused Education
Instruction/Strategies: Rethinking Instructional Delivery for Diverse Student Populations
Assessment and Evaluation: Assessing Learning for Diverse Learners
School Programs and Projects: Relevant,  Appropriate and Developmental for  Community Mobilization
School administrators and Managers: Facilitative School Leadership for Diversity
Teacher Education: Restructuring Pre-Service and  In-Service Teacher Training for Learner-Focused Instruction
Vocational and Technological Education: Developing the Hands, Heart, and Mind
Government, Non-government Organization and People Initiatives: Advocacy and support for advancement of community towards nation building

Expected Output

At the end of the conference, the participants are expected to come up with a Resolution and a doable Action Plan on the Learner-Focused Paradigm.

Target Participants

  • National and International Educators
  • Researchers
  • Superintendents, School Administrators/Managers
  • Faculty
  • Students and Parents
  • Non-government and Government Institutions

Registration fees:

The REGISTRATION FEE is inclusive of entry to all plenary, concurrent sessions, workshop sessions, conference banquet, participation in teaching demonstrations, conference kit, meals (breakfast for Day 2 & 3, lunch for 3-days, and dinner  for Day 1 and Day 2), snacks (AM and PM for 3 days), modest accommodation and certificates.

Regular Stay In
Local: Php 7,500
Foreign: $275

DepEd & Paper Presenter Stay In
Local: Php 6,000
Foreign: $200

DepEd & Paper Presenter Stay Out: PhP 5,000

Students Stay In
Local: Php 4,500
Foreign: $200

Students Stay Out: PhP 3,000
1st Batch of Early Birds: on/before Sept 15
Local: Php 5,500
Foreign: $200

2nd Batch of Early Birds: on/before Sept 30
Local: Php 6,000
Foreign: $250


List of Confirmed Speakers

Call for Papers

Download Registration Form

GFF Brochure 2015

Ched Memorandum dated 14 July 2015

DepEd Advisory No. 248, s. 2015


Please Contact:  
Ms. Belen D. Manliclic
GFF Secretariat
Land line: (63 2)2616741        Fax: (63 2)4343341
Mobile: (63) 921-754-4187 or 937-371-8344

Mr. Andrew Mar C. Salburo
Division of Olongapo
Land line: (047) 222 6569 (047) 222 2568
Mobile: (63) 0999-8880685

Travelers Hotel and Event Center
Contact Person: Joan Quimbao
Address: Travelers Hotel, Corner Aguinaldo & Raymundo St. Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines
Contact Numbers:
Manila: 02 775 8008;
Subic: 047 252 1688;
Mobile: 0999 995 5238; 0917 582 9294 & 0943 510 0796


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