PRISM is an interactive showcase of digital projects powered by Globe Telecom to help Filipino educators from private high schools, particularly those teaching the new Media and Information Literacy (MIL) subject in Senior High School, to become proficient in technology-enabled instruction and content development.
1,ooo private schoolteachers from all over the country participated in a three-week digital literacy program, which includes a two-day immersive boot camp, blended project-based learning, and personal coaching. There will one boot camp each in Metro Manila, Naga City, Pampanga, Cebu City,a nd Cagayan de Oro City, running from January to June this year.
“The Filipino education system has shifted to K-12 and the senior high school program has a new curriculum that includes Media and Information Technology. Students today are digital natives who grew up in the era of computers, mobile phones, and instant connectivity, making it necessary for teachers to adept in the use of technology in order to guide students properly in the use of digital information both inside and outside the classroom,” said Michelle Tapia, Advisor & Head of Globe’s Education Strategy & Information.
“Globe seeks to empower every Filipino with world-class learning through technology. We close the gap by rpoviding teachers the digital knowledge and skills that they need to help students succeed in the 21st century, starting with the digital literacy program. We really want our teachers to cope up with the times. It’s our advocacy project and we’re working with Philippine Education Assistance Committee (PEAC) helping us select teachers nationwide,” she added.
Last year, Globe has committed close to US$500 million for the expansion of its corporate data network as part of the telecom company to provide world-class internet across the Philippines. Parallel to this infrastructure build for enterprises is the company’s initiative to create an internet superhighway by deploying fiber in 20,000 barangays all over the country by 2020 to equip Filipinos for a more digitally connected future.
Likewise, PRISM provides the opportunity for teachers nationwide to prepare for such a future. Teachers undergoing the PRISM Digital Literacy Program are nominated by both Globe and PEAC. The PEAC National Secretariat processes the nominations submitted by schools nationwide wile a Vetting Committee, composed of two representatives from the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA), a DepEd Regional Director, and the PEAC Executive Director, set in place to closely vet the nominated teachers.
With the inclusion of the Metro Manila leg, a full-blown expo was held at the Globe University last February 4 in Mandaluyong City to showcase the different digital literacy projects of the teachers.
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