Gone are the days of relying only on books and using pen and paper in classes. Classroom learning has gone above and beyond as the world goes digital.
The changing landscape has prompted Globe Telecom, a strong advocate of education and digital learning, to come out with PRISM, a professional developent program designed to help Filipino educators to become proficient in tech-enabled instruction and content development.
A three-week digital literacy program sponsored by Globe is going to educate a thousand private school teachers from around the country. This includes a 2-day immersive boot camp, blended project-based learning and personalize coaching. One boot camp in different areas of the Philippines will be running from January to June this year, which includes Pampanga, Cagayan de Oro City, Metro Manila, Cebu City and Naga City.
Last February 4, 2017, I was privileged to have witnessed the full-blown expo held at the Globe University in Mandaluyong City, which showcased the various digital projects of the teachers who attended in the Metro Manila leg of the series of boot camps.
PRISM provides the opportunity for teachers nationwide to prepare for such a future. Teachers undergoing the opportunity for teachers nationwide to prepare for such. Future. Teachers undergoing the PRISM Literacy Program are nominated by both Globe and the Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC).
Here’s how the nomination process works:
1. PEAC National Secretariat processes the nominations submitted by schools nationwide
2. A Vetting Committee, composed of 2 representatives from the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA), a DepEd Regional Director, and the PEAC Exec Director, is set in place to closely vet the nominated teachers.
Since, 2012 the Global Filipino School program of Globe has been transforming select public schools into ICT centers whilst creating teacher training hubs that sets to increase effective usage and of ICT in the classroom.