The Philippines is hosting this week's First Philippine Conference on Information Communications Technology in Teacher Education. With it, Education Secretary Jesli Lapus is hopeful that the integration of ICT in education will soon be realized. The education chief also called for teachers and school administrators to attend the event, which will be held this entire week from October 26 to 30 at the University of the Philippines Diliman. The event is also organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Topics covered in the conference include peer coaching, Web 2.0 tools, ICT integration, and curriculum development. DepEd has been planning to connect to the Internet all 6,650 public high schools in the Philippines through its Adopt-A-School program. The agency has also worked with several organizations to help in its Internet connectivity endeavor. Among these organizations are the Smart Schools and the Gearing Up Internet Literacy and Access for Students.
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