The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines and the Department of Education (DepEd) launched a new six-week virtual training webinar series on March 21 on “Integrated Early Childhood Language Learning: A Focus on on Literacy and Numeracy” to further support teachers and school leaders. amid the pandemic.
About 3,000 DepEd teachers and supervisors nationwide are expected to participate in the series, which will run the week of April 25.
The U.S. Embassy, the U.S. Department of State’s Office of English Language Programs, the DepEd’s Division of Teaching and Learning, and the Office of Learning Delivery have co -developed the curriculum to meet the specific needs of K-3 teachers and learners in the Philippines during the ongoing pandemic. . The course will provide guidance, methodology, as well as teaching materials and resources to English teachers via a team of three American English language specialists who will lead the virtual sessions.
“I would like to express my gratitude…to our partners in the DepEd program, led by Undersecretary for Programs and Instruction Diosdado San Antonio,” said John Groch, U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Counselor .
San Antonio hailed the webinar series for its role in preparing Filipino educators for the future: “We are pleased to partner with the U.S. Embassy’s English Language Office to undertake a very important and noble in relation to our efforts to create 21st century learners. who have 21st century skills.
Upon completion of the course, teachers and school leaders will share what they have learned with their counterparts in their local areas for implementation with learners in Kindergarten to Grade 3. As part of this webinar series, educators will have access to an on-demand resource library that includes a viewing guide, activities, and discussion questions for local learning communities.
The first series of six-week webinars for DepEd teachers and administrators, “Bridging the Distance Together,” ran from September 14 to October 21, 2020 and provided flexible learning training to over 1,600 teachers , which reached 3.7 million viewers on Facebook. About 3,000 teachers and supervisors attended the second six-week series on “Teaching Grammar Communicatively in the Philippines” from March 22 to May 6, 2021, which had a Facebook reach of over 1.5 million. .