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Teachers from Taguig Schools Participated in the Literacy Training for the Mapúa MCL-Rotary Club BGC Central Digital Learning Platform Initiative

Teachers from Taguig Schools Participated in the Literacy Training for the Mapúa MCL-Rotary Club BGC Central Digital Learning Platform Initiative

 

Article by: Edward Andrew A. Guese (CSCE)
Photos by: Dean Somera (CCO) and Edward Andrew A. Guese (CSCE)

 

Sixty (60) teachers from Bagong Tanyag Elementary School, Palar Integrated School, and Tipas National High School participated in the Literacy Training program at Mapúa MCL. Also present: Ms. Jocelyn T. Bellin, CSCE Director, CCIS Faculty Members Prof. Adomar L. Ilao, Prof. Jonalyn G. Ebron, Prof. Rhea N. Tortor, Prof. Belen S. Ladesma, and Ms. Clarinda C. Quisao, President of Rotary Club of BGC Central.

 

The Digital Learning Platform initiative is a collaboration between Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL), through the Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement (CSCE) and College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS), and Rotary Club of BGC (Bonifacio Global City) Central. The project provides a platform for the latter’s host community from the Department of Education (DepEd) – Division of Taguig-Pateros: Bagong Tanyag Elementary School, Palar Integrated School, and Tipas National High School as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) and advocacy in improving the quality of education in the Philippines. The initiative aims to support and provide technical assistance and guidance to teachers from the aforementioned schools on the utilization of the digital boards donated by Rotary Club BGC Central. This partnership corresponds to CSCE’s advocacy for lifelong learning and supporting the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal number 4, which is dedicated to ensuring quality education for all.

 

CSCE’s Ms. Bellin delivered her opening remarks to the participants from partner schools from Taguig City; Participants were given a unique QR code upon registration as part of their attendance.

 

The CCIS faculty presented the lectures and workshops to the participants in two Computer Laboratories. Prof. Ilao (pictured left) presented a lecture on basic network troubleshooting, the first part of the literacy training.

 

On November 11, 2023, sixty (60) teachers from partner schools underwent a literacy training program organized by CSCE and CCIS at Mapúa MCL. The training included lectures and workshops on basic network troubleshooting, backup using Google Drive, creating learning content through Canva, Quizizz, and Kahoot!, and planning a digital learning management system (LMS) using Google Classroom. CCIS faculty members Prof. Adomar L. Ilao, Prof. Jonalyn G. Ebron, Prof. Rhea N. Tortor, Prof. Belen S. Ladesma, and Prof. Leonnel DP. de Mesa presented the lectures and selected CCIS students assisted the participants during the workshops. The training was conducted in response to the results of a Training Needs Assessment (TNA) survey administered to the participants in July 2023.

 

Participants were engaged in the lectures and workshops on basic network troubleshooting, creating digital learning content, planning a digital LMS among others.

 

Participants received their prize after winning in the Kahoot! quiz; CSCE’s Ms. Bellin and CCIS’ Prof. Ilao and Prof. Ebron gave a token of appreciation to Ms. Quisao of Rotary Club BGC Central.

 

In between lectures and breaks, participants played a Kahoot! quiz based on the presented material. CSCE provided prizes for the winners. In her closing remarks, Ms. Clarinda C. Quisao, the President of Rotary Club BGC Central, praised Mapúa MCL for its commendable efforts in promoting education advocacy, particularly in conducting literacy training. The attendees had a positive response to the informative and interactive lectures. They found them refreshing, enjoyable, and engaging but suggested an improved sound quality for one of the rooms. They expressed gratitude for the training and interest in future programs. The training equipped participants with valuable information and technical knowledge, allowing them to make a real impact in the classroom. The collaborative effort between Mapúa MCL and Rotary Club BGC Central stands as a testament to the power of strong partnership and the potential it holds for making a meaningful difference in the world.