Tuesday, May 24, 2011

January 2009 District Intel Teach Program in ICT

The interaction between the development of information and communication technologies of the generation of the new knowledge is twofold. Information and communication technologies change the process as well as the organization of the accumulation of the new knowledge. The elaboration of an appropriate institutional and organizational set-up in turn do affect the pace and direction of the technological convergence upon which the evolution of information and communication technologies rests.

Carmona District is very fortunate in having a local government that 101 percent supports all of the programs and endeavors which are meant for the upward trajectory of the quality of education. Through the enhanced Local School Board and its funds, every school in the district is secured to have a computer laboratory and a science laboratory. Also through it, four computer teachers are being hired and their monthly salaries and other benefits are shouldered by the LSB budget.

With the joined efforts of the District Supervisor, the ICT District Key Administrator, the District ICT Coordinator and all the ICT teachers, they have successfully concluded the District Echo on Intel Teach Program: Getting Started Course last November 8, 21, 27 and 28, 2008 at Carmona Elementary School Computer Laboratory.

This aims to equip the teachers with the knowledge, skills and processes involved in understanding and using new technology-including computers, other hardwares linked to computers, software applications and the internet.

ICT is being integrated in different subjects especially EPP (Edukasyong Pantahan at Pangkabuhayan) because it is a crucial component of the school curriculum. Its importance in the current economic climate has been recognized, and it is constantly changing. ICT in schools is developing rapidly in order to prepare young people to take their place in the ‘information society’.

Because of the paramount success brought about by the first echo, the Batch 2 of the District Echo on Intel Teach Program, Getting Started Course held at Carmona Elementary School last January 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2009.