Dr. Tan Hanh, Vice President of the Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, in charge of Ho Chi Minh City campus, has met and worked with Arizona State University’s team (ASU). At the meeting, Mr. Pham Quoc Hop, lecturer of Faculty of Telecommunications 2 received certificate of MTT (Master Teacher Training) under the BUILD-IT project.
The meeting featured Mr. James Cervin (MTT Coordinator), who introduced the MTT program and highlighted achievements of the first course held from 27/11/2017 to 16/12/2017. Notably, a lecturer of PTIT (Mr. Pham Quoc Hop, Faculty of Telecommunications 2) had completed the course and been qualified for certification. Mr. James Cervin also talked about other activities under the BUILD-IT project in the coming time, such as “Pearson Education Innovation Award Vietnam”, STEM Conference 2018, and called for participation of PTIT faculty members.
MTT (Master Teacher Training) is a training program aiming to foster and improve teachers’ pedagogic competency. It is organized by BUILD-IT (Building University-Industry Learning and Development through Innovation and Technology) project and targeting at teachers from university partners of BUILD-IT for a three-week period from 27/11/2017 to 16/12/2017. The program is conducted remotely with three simultaneous classes in Ho Chi Minh City, Danang and Hanoi, which are run by BUILD-IT certified facilitators.
MTT program emphasizes the readiness of teachers to improve their pedagogic tactics and teaching quality, enlisting local lecturers and remote technology while building up sustainable teacher development systems and ensuring a wide-ranging application and introduction of advanced teaching methods. Those finishing the program can access the entire course curriculum to train other faculty members.
Dr. Tan Hanh, Deputy Director of the Institute, expressed his gratitude to the attention, cooperation and support of ASU and BUILD-IT project for PTIT. PTIT will inform and encourage PTIT faculty members in Ho Chi Minh City to take more active role in activities under the project, to which PTIT is a university partner. The upcoming MTT course (scheduled to take place in March 2018) expects to take in many more teachers of PTIT.