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Linkages and Networking with

Organizations
The school and its community, in collaboration with public and private institutions and
organizations are indeed inseparable if they are to create on impact on the lives of the
students and members of the community they are committed to serve. The school can enjoy
linkages and networking activities with international, national, and local organizations in the
community for mutual benefits and assistance needed.

Networking and linkages are important for the following reasons:

The program outreach and visibility can be greatly increased.


Technology transfer, share and dissemination can be facilitated between networked
organization and among the respective partners
Sharing of knowledge, skill, expertise and experiences helps in improving the
effectiveness and efficiency
Co-financing links can be forged
Replication of funding can be avoided and the grants can be used in a better managed
and meaningful fashion

The first step is for the school to prepare a list of projects and activities it plans to
undertake including the much-needed assistance in terms of human and material resources,
then determine the institutions and organizations with parallel objectives and service.
Linkages, also termed interconnections, with institutions functioning along the same
mission are interned to serve members of both sides according to their respective needs,
interest, and objectives. The create bonds together to solicit support and assistance for
purposeful activities which could be facilitated faster and better considering the doubling of
energy and resources.
Following are some working linkages between schools nationwide and associations centers
with local officers manned by a complete set of officials and active members.

A. Linkages
1. International Linkages
a. With Pi Lambda Theta
An international honor society and professional association in education. Based
in its main office in Michigan, chapters are located in different universities
nationwide. The only chapter outside the United States is the Philippine Area
chapter. Its main project is ETP (Excellence in Teaching Project. Its supports 15
third year BSE/BEE students until they graduate. It also honors outstanding
student teachers from College of Education.
b. INNOTECH
Is the center for training educational leaders from Southeast region under the
SEAMEO organization. It conducts training programs to upgrade the
competencies of teachers from the region in all disciplines. One of its projects is
to update teachers knowledge and skills in implementing alternative learning

systems. It has prepared a comprehensive framework on peace and multicultural diversity.


c. World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI) has a local chapter
which recently hosted a 3-day international congress with the international
President, officials and members from the main office together with the
members from different countries in attendance.

2. National and local linkages


Linkages could be established between universities and colleges offering
identical degrees. Cross-enrolment for subjects needed for graduation is
allowed.
Joint researches could be conducted by 2 or 2 universities depending on
their respective expertise.

B. Networking
1. Networking with Professional Organizations
A network is a grid/web whose members actively demonstrate how they can
work together to attain common objectives, undertake innovative practices and
update members regarding breakthrough in different disciplines.
Some examples could serve as models.
a. Consortium among Universities and Colleges
1. Taft Consortium
It is composed of St. Paul University (Manila), St. Scholasticas
College. Philippine Normal University, Philippine Christian University,
and De La Salle University.
The Science teachers from each college met regularly for
discussions on best practices.
The registrars may undergo training sessions together.
2. The Mendiola Consortium
It is composed of San Beda College, Centro Escolar University, San
Sebastian College, and Holy Spirit College.

b. With Subjects Specialists


1. BIOTA
Is an organization of Biology teachers from universities nationwide.
An annual convention is a major event where all members gather to
discuss the latest in their own areas.
Research
findings,
biotech
practices
and
interesting
projects/activities are shared among the members.
2. MATHED
Is the Council of Mathematics Teachers and Educators.
Its major project is to upgrade the competence of Mathematics
teachers through national conferences, workshops, and training
sessions conducted nationwide.

MTAP takes charges of basic math teachers while MSP and MT


Guild conduct projects for college teachers.

c. Teacher Education Institutions


1. SUCTEA (State Universities and Colleges Teacher of government
universities Education Associations)
An annual convention of Deans and Teacher Education Professors
for an exchange of approaches and modes of delivering quality
teacher education.

Reported By:
Jared P. Manalastas
BSEd-English