1,000 private schools teachers in the Philippines are expected to benefit from Globe Telecom's three-week digital literacy programme.
The programme, dubbed PRISM, is a professional development project for educators teaching the Media and Information Literacy (MIL) subject in senior high schools. It aims to help teachers become more proficient in technology-enabled instruction and content development.
PRISM includes a two-day boot camp, blended project-based learning, and personalised coaching. In line, one boot camp will be established in Metro Manila, Naga City, Pampanga, Cebu City, and Cagayan de Oro City and run from January to June this year.
The Metro Manila leg of PRISM concluded on 4 February 2017 with an expo held at Globe University, which showcased the participants' digital literacy projects.
On blended learning, teachers will have access to the Brightspace Integrated Learning Platform, which will be where their distance learning will take place for three weeks. They will also be able to access multimedia resources to guide them through learning, and the global Brightspace Community to collaborate with learning coachers and fellow teachers in real time.
"Students today are digital natives who grew up in the era of computers, mobile phones, and instant connectivity, making it necessary for teachers to be adept in the use of technology in order to guide the students properly in the use of digital information both inside and outside the classroom," said Michelle Tapia, Advisor & Head of Globe's Education Strategy & Innovation, in a press release.
Globe said PRISM complements its Global Filipino School (GFS) programme for public elementary and high schools, which aims to transform them into centres of ICT excellence. The GFS programme also creates teacher training hubs to help them better understand the effective usage of ICT in the classroom.
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