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19/05/2011: Filipino Teachers Participate in International Leaders in Education Program

Vice Consul Corina Apostol (standing, center) congratulates the 2011 International Leaders in Education Program Filipino alumni during their commencement exercise on May 18, 2011 in Washington, DC. They are (seated from left) May Dan Sayco Jalgalado, Maria Ruth Rizaga Edradan, Maria Theresa Hizon Alvarez, Hermes Pacatang Vargas, Christine Jonayon Arjona, (standing from left) Norberto Odon Erandio and Johndel Gancita Asong.

Vice Consul Corina Apostol (standing, center) congratulates the 2011 International Leaders in Education Program Filipino alumni during their commencement exercise on May 18, 2011 in Washington, DC. They are (seated from left) May Dan Sayco Jalgalado, Maria Ruth Rizaga Edradan, Maria Theresa Hizon Alvarez, Hermes Pacatang Vargas, Christine Jonayon Arjona, (standing from left) Norberto Odon Erandio and Johndel Gancita Asong.

May 19, 2011, Washington, DC – Seven high school teachers from different parts of the Philippines participated in the 2011 International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) administered by international nonprofit organization IREX. ILEP is a semester-long academic program held in a US university where participants enhance their knowledge and skills on teaching methodologies, lesson planning, teaching strategies for home classroom environment, teacher leadership and instructional technology.

Upon completion of the program, the participants become eligible to apply for small grants to implement projects that share their US experiences and contribute to the growth of their communities. It is funded by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

During the Commencement Luncheon held on May 18, 2011 at the The W Hotel in Washington, DC, Ambassador Adam Ereli, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, delivered the keynote remarks. -- END