DepEd SDO Nueva Ecija
Trends, Tools and Training on ICT for Education a Hit
(by Cristituto P. Lorenzana  11/4/2013)

The ICT teachers, supervisors and administrators from the different part of the Philippines, participated in the “Next Generation of Teachers Symposium 2013: Trends, Tools, and Training on ICT for Education” last October 23 to 25. About 90 people attended the symposium which was held at the University of St. La Salle and L’ Fisher Hotel, Bacolod City.

The purpose of the event was to inform the participants of all the opportunities in education through technology, ICT integration in the different subjects, online learning, ICT tools in education, and multimedia can offer.

The seminar’s first panel covered the plenary presentations. The topics were “Enabling Education through Technology”, Integration of ICT in Education, ICT in Classroom and Improved Learning Resource Management. Members of this panel were Mr. Reynaldo Antonio Laguda, Assistant Secretary Department of Education, Dr. Fe Hidalgo, and former Secretary of the Department of Education, Dr. Kenneth Vine, Principal Research Adviser, University of New England, and Susan Atkins of Learning Strategies Adviser to DepEd.

A Parallel session of activities was done in the second day of the symposium. Paper presentations held at L’ Fisher Hotel. Workshop and ICT Trainings held at University of St. La Salle Computer Lab. Liandro Tabora of De La Salle University spoke first, he discussed an implementation of instructional design in augmented reality teach ware for cells and genetics. He was followed by Rey Avila Mangarin of Sto. Tomas National High School, he discussed the effect of online learning and multimedia instruction on learning.

The day’s second topic was Online Learning. Sylvia Garde, talked about impact of intel technology elements. She was followed by Sotero A. Malayao Jr. of Medina Collage ��" Ozamis City. He discussed about optimizing usage of web resources for higher sense of latitude in doing research. Liandro Tabora of De La Salle University-Manila, discussed the role playing game to facilitate affective learning of nationalism.

The day’s third topic was the ICT tools used in education. Jocelyn Ramos of Olongapo City national High School discussed the Telecollaboration. She was followed by John Edgar C. Anthony of Mindoro State Collage of Agriculture and Technology, discussed the curriculum ��" based preschool and kindergarten interactive system. The last speaker for the third topic was Gerardo P Vicencio of Julia Ortiz Luis National High School in Nueva Ecija, he presented the GPV Easy Pack. This program intends to lessen the burden of teachers in computing grades, and making forms of the students. Teaching demonstration in ICT integration of the different learning areas follows after the third topic.

The day’s fourth topic was ICT in Education Presentations. . Leonides E Bulalayao of Nueva Ecija High School,discussed about community research projects. She was followed by Genevieve G. Kulong of Zamboanga City High School, Gina M Rocena of Quezon City High School and finally Joel Q. Galibo of Maria National High School, she talked about promoting tourist destination through students’ project.

The seminar’s final day covered the workshop; trainers were Gerry A. Plana and Janet P Webster.

Foods for the events were provided by Knowledge Community.

The organizing partner of the seminar were Knowledge Community, Mindanao State University ,Iligan Institute of Technology and University of St. La Salle in collaboration with the Association of Colleges and Universities in Negros Occidental supported by Intel Corporation, UNESCO Bangkok, and Australian Agency for international Development.

The organizer of the symposium provides the participants the foundation, practices and trainings that prepare them with effective tools and training on ICT for education, to enhance their academic, personal and professional lives.

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