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Sonny Briones Mendoza, Bayorbor National High School, Philippines

Sonny Briones Mendoza, Bayorbor National High School, Philippines

Academic Qualification
  • MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING, Major in Social Studies
  • Licensed Professional Teacher
Subject: Araling Panlipunan (Social studies)

  • 2022 Boy Scouts of the Philippines Silver Service Awardee
  • 2021 10th Innovative Smarter Lecture Award- Honorable Mention
  • 2018 District Research Compendium – Best Oral Presenter (Group Category)
  • 2018 District Research Compendium – Second Best Action Research Paper
  • Regional Science Quest – Sci-Dama for Teachers - Champion
  • 2018 Conference of Basic Education Researchers – Southeast Asia – Oral Presenter
  • 2019 Research Advocacy for Community Empowerment
  • 2018 District Research Compendium
  • Basic Training Course for Outfit Advisor
  • 17th National Scout Jamboree

Reflection Video From Sonny Briones Mendoza, Bayorbor National High School, Philippines

HiTeach Smarter System Learning Journey

Glenda.Jenelyn.Geraldine.Jane.and….. SONNY. I was literally shocked the time I heard I was one of five teachers who will be attending the TEAM Model Training sponsored by the Taiwanese government. To give you background, I have a poor internet connection, an unreliable laptop, and I am a technologically challenged individual. So normally, this kind of reaction is forgivable. Nonetheless, I have to accept the challenge and turn this into an opportunity. 

Attending seminars and trainings are common to us teachers. But this TEAM Model….. is one of a kind. First, this is international level and we'll be trained by education experts from a different country. Second, there's a chance that our work can be published worldwide. So, I can say this must not go without giving it a chance.

We started training in the month of July, at first we are blank on how to operate this program. I, myself is hesitant in pressing any icon on my screen, coz I know, one mistake will create confusion. Instead, we waited for every detailed instruction of our mentor and very inspiring coach and trainer, Sir Jeric Lee. He introduced the session by giving us the background of the whole Team Model system, including the HITA app. A day had passed with a new learning and at ease as well. Finally, we know how to SIGN IN AND OUT of the system. 

Few weeks later, another session has been called. In this, Mr. Lee challenged us to operate the system and know its function. He showed us a demonstration how we will utilize our teaching materials in the system. Our mentor taught us to upload files including syllabi and documents, he taught us to upload videos as well. Before the session ends, to our surprise, Mr. Lee announced that next session will be our turn to show a demonstration. Holy cow! Hahahaha! Despite all these, that day was great, another room for improvement was created for myself. It was tiring tho! 

The last session was intended for individual demonstration, when it was my turn, nerves are all over my body. But due to confidence taught to us by Mr. Jeric Lee, I know I can pull this off. With God's guidance and with our mentor, I smoothly ended my demo just in time and with a minimal flops. Not to mention that many materials for demo is Tagalog (a native language), probably a reason for the expert to less interact. Gotcha! Hahaha. Fortunately, I got a good remarks and scored accordingly. Thank you G for this. 

It was indeed an experience we're lucky to be part of. We may find difficulties along the way but through hardwork and patience, we're able to overcome it. May this endeavor brings us to a more successful and fruitful days to come. To the Team HABOOK and technical support, thank you for extending your passion. To our mentor, Sir Jeric Lee, thank you for sharing your wisdom. May this journey continue with you and the rest of the team. We promise that we'll multiply all thoughts you had given us. 

Again, Congratulations to us all! 

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