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    Pinoy educator ranks 3rd in Cambridge University’s “Most Dedicated Teacher Award”

    MANILA - An educator from the Philippines ranked third out of 4,000 nominations from around the world for the “Most Dedicated Teacher Award” given by Cambridge University Press.
    Jimrey Buntas Dapin Cambridge University

    A former teacher of the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) in Cebu City, Jimrey Buntas Dapin was nominated last October 2018 by his students in junior high school. Dapin was the only teacher from the Philippines nominated for the award.

    Pinoy educator ranks 3rd in Cambridge University’s “Most Dedicated Teacher Award”
    Photo credit: Facebook / Jimrey Buntas Dapin

    He taught at the school from 2016 to 2018, before moving to Cagayan de Oro City in Mindanao to work as Educational Technology Specialist of Phoenix Aralinks, a program by Phoenix Publishing House. His new job allows him to share his teaching techniques to other educators around the Philippines.

    “I had a very interesting teacher who taught me about acceptance of different culture without leaving the classroom through Skype in the classroom. His innovative lesson ideas and practices through technology enabled us, the learners, to have a deeper grasp on the diverse cultures of other countries,” one of Dapin’s students wrote in the nomination form.

    “Through this endeavor, we were able to interact with students from different nationalities and backgrounds, and in turn share each other’s cultures and experiences.”

    After receiving 4,000+ nominations from all over the world, educational experts of the Cambridge University Press shortlisted Dapin to Top 50 of the “World's Most Dedicated Teachers Award”.

    Pinoy educator ranks 3rd in Cambridge University’s “Most Dedicated Teacher Award”
    Photo credit: Facebook / Jimrey Buntas Dapin

    Then, Dapin was chosen as one of the Top 6 finalists, with the final winners chosen through online voting. After a week of voting, it was announced that Dapin ranked third, garnering a total of 3,880 votes.

    “As a young educator facing Generation Z and A, I use technology as integral components of learning and to foster students' abilities, revolutionize the way they work and think, and give them new access to the world,” Dapin explained.

    “Specifically, using Skype in the Classroom, Flipgrid, Phoenix Aralinks of Phoenix Publishing House, Kahoot, Microsoft Programs, and many other educational technology tools/programs, I believe, I hone their 21st Century Skills especially collaboration, communication, and cross- cultural understanding.”

    Pinoy educator ranks 3rd in Cambridge University’s “Most Dedicated Teacher Award”
    Photo credit: Facebook / Jimrey Buntas Dapin

    He shares a message to fellow teachers:

    “To my fellow learning facilitator, we're all dedicated in our way. As we face Generation Z and A, let's always innovate our instruction like maximizing the use of technology for it helps them engage, connect with students of all learning styles, develop the student's digital citizenship skills, and prepare them for the digital future.

    We're the single best indicator of success of students and the most important learner in the classroom. So, let's never get tired to be a facilitator, motivator, and inspiration to student's learning and creators of productive classroom environments.”

    While he didn’t win the top spot, it was already such a huge honor for this Filipino teacher to rank third among all the other nominees from across the world! Congratulations, Sir Dapin! Continue being an inspiration to others.

    — Joy Adalia, The Summit Express

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