Learning constitutes many things, and an enduring commitment to transforming and innovating on what it means to learn and teach in the 21st century is something that the country’s foremost learning solutions provider is trying to do.
Late last year, REX Book Store was announced as the preferred distributor of publications and services by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), a global non-profit organization dedicated to improving how learning and teaching approaches are implemented to help ensure the success of every child through innovative ways of education that challenge, support, and engage them as whole persons in a safe and healthy learning environment.
This year, REX is now recognized by ASCD as its official Philippine partner, providing Filipino educators with a firm and reliable access to award-winning and research-backed professional learning materials and programs which would help them shape today’s learners into the Whole Child. REX’s campaign for the Whole Child is based on ASCD’s research and practices which have gained traction in other developed countries’ educational systems, with integrations to curriculums and programs merging and transforming the landscape of education for the 21st century.
In what began as a resource partnership way back in 2010, ASCD has been providing REX with some of the industry’s most trusted resource speakers for their internal professional development, fusing new insights and research into REX’s publishing practices and holistic education campaigns. From 2015 onward, coinciding with REX’s 65th anniversary, the premier learning solutions provider began gradually adopting ASCD’s whole child approach into its core philosophy, incorporating the approach’s vision with its own mission of providing 21st-century learning tools and solutions that reflects what its maxim “tayong lahat, kapit bisig, para sa bata, para sa bayan” means: a village, a community, helping each other nurture, sustain, and secure the success of children as future professionals who would, in turn, help transform the country into a globally competitive nation.
REX’s full-fledged adoption, support, and practice of ASCD’s Whole Child initiative and other innovative approaches to 21st century learning has now developed into a deeper, joint commitment to uphold the concepts of holistic education in light of the Philippine government’s own campaign to bring its educational system to the next level with the K-12 program. These efforts are part of REX’s vision to help produce young learners today who may lead us into the future, equipped with the critical skills they need to contribute a positive impact to society towards global progress.
With over 115,000 members from 128 countries, REX Bookstore now joins the ASCD community in helping transform the world of education by assisting teachers and learning stakeholders, and helping secure the success of each child through progressive values and holistic development.