On September 26, 2014, hundreds of Education students filled the Conference Room of Polytechnic University of the Philippines for the first leg of National Geographic Explorer E3 Series ENGAGE. EXCITE. EXPLORE. The event is presented by Post10 Worldwide Incorporated with the theme “Improving Ways for Effective Teaching the Millennial Learners”.
National Geographic Explorer understands that for teachers, communication is influence. This is why the conference aims to inform and empower future educators with improved ways of effective teaching. It featured three speakers, each discussing the three aspects of the E3 series.
Center for Pop Music Philippines Inc. President and CEO Gwen Albarracin was the first speaker, who talked about stage presence for effective teaching. She shared tips on how to engage the audience with a confident presence “on stage”. As future educators, the students learned the different reasons why people lack confidence and how to overcome those obstacles. She also shared tips on how to stand, sit and hold the microphone while on stage.
The second speaker was Ada Cuaresma from Voice of the Youth Network and Voice Care Philippines. Ada talked about the EXCITE aspect, discussing the power of creative voice. She shared her experiences of being a voice artist, and how voice can be used effectively to impart knowledge as educators. Ada also shared tips on how to take care of the voice, as teachers are the largest population of professional voice users in the world.
Mr. Henry Tenedero, author and motivational speaker, tackled the EXPLORE part of the E3 series. He shared the concept of being an “edu-tainer.” He explained how teaching should be educational and entertaining at the same time, especially for millennial learners, so that they would be encouraged to explore and apply the knowledge being taught to them. He also shared important life lessons taken from his book, “Aha, I Gotcha!”.
The next installment of National Geographic Explorer E3 Series will happen on October 7 at Claro M. Recto, Polytechnic University of the Philippines Manila.