Private School Teachers in the Visayas attended the PRISM Digital Literacy Training Program conducted by Globe Telecom in partnership with the University of Cebu (UC)  in Cebu City. The program was designed to provide these educators with effective classroom teaching skills using the technology. This is in response to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Number 4, that is,” to ensure inclusive and quality education for everyone and promote lifelong learning.”

The training program is in line with Globe Telecom’s continued commitment to give every Filipino with world-class learning with the use of technology.

Globe Telecom recognized the need for teachers to acquire the needed skills in using information and communications technology  (ICT)  tools for a more engaging teaching and motivational learning experience for the students. Time has come that every educator must adapt new technologies to motivate students to learn and raise their awareness in entrepreneurship and soon in employment.

Globe Advisor and Head of Education Strategy & Innovation, Michelle Tapia said: We will be helping the teachers in finding new ways and strategies in fostering creative and critical thinking among the students through this program.”

What prompted Globe telecom to reach out to 1,000 teachers around the Philippines is the pressing need for digital learning skills. Out of 1,000 educators, 140 came from the Schools in the Visayan Region as follows: University of Negros Occidental- Recoletos, University of San Carlos, University of St. La Salle, St. Paul University Dumaguete, Silliman University, University of Cebu,Sacred Heart School- Hijas de Jesus, Cebu International School, Holy Name University, Negros Mission Academy,  Santa Isabel International School, Sacred Heart School- Ateneo de Cebu,and St. Joseph College.   .

During the  PRISM Digital Literacy Training Program, participants went through a 3-week professional development program conducted by Globe. Learning activities include a two-day immersive workshop, distance project-based learning, and personalized coaching from the speakers. A key element of the training program is the Brightspace Integrated Learning Platform where the participants went through distance learning for 3 weeks with access to the global Brightspace Community and multimedia resources to assist them through the learning process as well as a seamless platform to work jointly with learning coaches and teachers in real time. For the final activity, the participants were invited to present several projects on technology-enabled instruction and content development.

PRISM Digital Literacy Training Program is supported by Globe myBusiness with a mission of helping transform Philippine educational institutions and empower every Filipino with world-class technological learning.

Derrick Heng, Senior Advisor, Globe myBusiness Group said, “We wanted to promote a better educational system through an ecosystem of enablers.  We want to better the lives of the students in the best way that we can.  However, we need to train the educators first on the effective use of technology to encourage 21st-century learning in the classroom.”

PRISM Digital Literacy Training Program was also conducted in Metro Manila and Naga City on earlier dates. Pampanga and Cagayan de Oro City are also scheduled for the same program within the first half of the year.

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