Wednesday, February 11, 2009

News: eSkwela Teacher Training Conducted in Oroquieta

Mobile teachers and instructional managers from upcoming, as well as existing eSkwela centers, in the Visayas and Mindanao region have participated in the Teacher Training on the Customized eSkwela Instructional Model last January 28-30 held at the Misamis Occidental National High School in Oroquieta City.

Upcoming eSkwela centers are located in Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental; Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur; Sultan Kudarat; Digos City; and Tanauan, Leyte. Existing eSkwela centers are situated in the cities of Davao and Zamboanga.

The Commission on Information and Communications Technology is working in partnership with different local government units, Department of Education - Alternative Learning System (DepEd - ALS) divisions, and private organizations in establishing eSkwela centers in Visayas and Mindanao.

The eSkwela team, headed by Project Manager Maria Melizza D. Tan, conducted the training. Ms. Tan gave an overview of the project, while Project Officer Maui Salang presented the eSkwela Instructional Model. Ms. Salang introduced the participants to education tools and resources available over the internet, Module Guides and the Learning Management System.

During the training period, the eSkwela team also conducted module installation and site inspection in Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga City, and Davao City; and a stakeholders’ meeting in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.

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