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Release date- 09062014 - In an effort to provide public secondary schools nationwide with better equipped teachers starting this school year, leading telecommunications company
Called the Global Filipino Teacher (GFT) Lead Program, the train-the-trainers workshop was participated in by 30 of the most outstanding teachers from different provinces who already completed the five-day intensive GFT Program covering relevant usage of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tools and who have a clear understanding of internet for education, mastery of word processing applications for good classroom management, and problem-based learning (PBL) approaches.
'What sets this workshop apart is its objective of creating teacher trainers out of the participants. They are considered the new breed of teachers who are able to coach their colleagues on ICT applications, PBL approaches, tele-collaboration and educational technology anytime, anywhere. In essence, we're creating more GFTs around the country to benefit more students, with the end goal of building an ICT-empowered public school system,' said
The GFT Lead Program is part of Globe Prepaid's commitment to improve the quality of education in public schools in order to help Filipinos live better lives. This falls under the key pillar of nation-building for
One of the first tasks of the 30 Lead Coaches is to each train five teachers in their district this school year which should result in 150 new GFTs. Among the notable participants was Shateen Serana of
'It started when I joined the Global Filipino Teachers Program. I saw the importance of the program and how it transformed me. From a timid, shy and ordinary teacher, I can now say I am a more competent, confident and skilled in terms of integrating technology and enhancing the 21 Century learning skills of my students which I hope I can also impart to my fellow teachers,' Serana said.
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