As part of its efforts to bring information and communications technology in public schools all over the country, Globe Telecom launched its ICT training program for teachers last week in Cebu City. The ICT training program will be implemented under the corporate social responsibility program of Globe, the Bridging Communities (Globe BridgeCom). The beneficiaries of the program are teachers from schools that have been connected to the Internet through Globe's Intenet in Schools Program (ISP). The ISP gives free Internet access for one year via Globe Broadband. Globe Community Relations head Jeffrey Tarayao said the program will be initially launched in Central Visayas because the region has the biggest concentration of ISP-connected schools in the country. Teachers of English, Math, Science and Hekasi from 100 ISP schools in Cebu, Negros Oriental and Bohol will undergo a six-day live-in ICT training that will teach them the necessary skills to apply ICT in classroom instructions in their respective subject areas. The training will be held at the Cebu Normal University Center for Teachers Excellence from Oct. 19 to 26 for the first batch of trainees. Luchi Flores of the Coalition for Better Education (CBE) said the trainees will be excused from their regular teaching load for one week to give Away for the training. Participants will earn three units of masteral degree and a certificate of merit, told Flores. The training program is expected to be finished before the year ends. Tarayao said participants will be trained how to apply ICT in classroom instructions. Teachers, who have undergone training, will be tasked to train the other teachers in their respective schools, said Tarayao. The Global Filipino Teachers program is in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd). The Coalition for Better Education (CBE), a Cebu-based non-profit organization, will facilitate the training through its TECHTUTOR module. A memorandum of agreement was signed during the launching of the program at the Cebu City Marriott Hotel among Globe, DepEd
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