As part of the celebration of National Teachers Month and World Teachers Day, Google Educator Group Iligan held a Teachers’ Fair in Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) CED Amphitheater on October 19, 2014.

The theme for this year’s fair is “Fostering Flight: Teaching Our Students How to Fly” and it was filled with inspirational talks, breakout sessions, song and dance performances from local artists, trivia game, free food and give aways from sponsors.

There were four 10-minute lightning talks during the fair. Roxanne Fuentes (GEG Cagayan de Oro Community Leader) talked about GEGs across Southeast Asia. Jessie Andallasa (Google Certified Teacher 2014) shared about the benefits of joining a GEG Chapter. Avril Joy Ramayan (CED ICT Team member) discussed the DigiBayanihan Project, and Mark Plaza(GEG Iligan Community Leader) talked about 10x Thinking and Moonshots.

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The teachers’ fair keynote speaker was Dr. Enerio E. Ebisa of the Dona Juana Actub Lluch Memorial School. As the recipient of the 2014 Metrobank Outstanding Teacher award, Dr. Enerio talked about his experiences of being a teacher and the lessons he learned from life’s challenges.

More than 100 teachers from the elementary, high school and college level participated in the event. Although it was intentionally offered to Iligan City-based public and private school teachers, there were also participants from Lanao del Norte, Naawan, and Cagayan de Oro City.

The key organizers of the fair are teachers from MSU-IIT Integrated Developmental School and the ICT Team of the MSU-IIT College of Education. The affair is in line with the institute’s aspirations of reaching out to the teaching community and build linkages for research, training, and collaboration.