Knowledge Channel trains Dumaguete teachers to master technology for today’s blended learning setup – Manila Bulletin

KC TINN 3 with SDO Dumaguete

Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI), together with Huawei Technologies and BDO Foundation, recently launched its collaborative effort to train educators nationwide with the “Knowledge Channel Teaching in the New Normal 3” training program, a capacity building initiative to improve teaching skills. to address the challenges and exploit the opportunities of blended learning.

The first stage was rolled out to teachers in the city of Dumaguete in partnership with the Dumaguete School Division Office (SDO Dumaguete).

Among the participants from Dumaguete City were teachers and school officials from Babajuba Primary School, Balugo Primary School, Cadawinonan Primary School, Camanjac Primary School, Candau Primary School -Ay, from Cantil-E Elementary School, Hermenegilda Flores Gloria Memorial Elementary School, Magsaysay Memorial Elementary School. School, North City Elementary School and South City Elementary School.

The first leg of KC TINN 3, which took place from August 17 to 19, began with the opening speech of KCFI President, Rina Lopez, alongside Mario Deriquito, President of the BDO Foundation; and Dr. Gregorio Cyrus Elejorde, Superintendent of SDO Dumaguete. Meanwhile, KCFI Director of Operations, Edric Calma, along with various officials from the Department of Education (DepEd) and Knowledge Channel, served as resource persons and facilitators during the virtual training event.

Topics covered were technology-enabled learning using Knowledge Channel video materials, introduction to the Knowledge Channel Portable Media Library (KC PML), effective lesson planning, DepEd guidelines on setups blended learning experiences, stakeholder engagements and promoting positive learning experiences for students.

Each participating school also received KC PML units, an external hard drive containing DepEd-aligned video lessons, online games, online session guides and other learning materials from Knowledge Channel without using the internet.

Teachers and officials from participating schools expressed their gratitude to KCFI and partner organizations for making the online training program possible and helping them adjust to teaching in today’s new normal setting. .

“The Knowledge Channel is an angel of DepEd. Altogether, this webinar is comprehensive and captivating at the same time as we didn’t feel it was an additional task or burden on our loads, but it enriched our knowledge and increased our desirable quality attributes. in teaching and learning,” Noel Bayno, the South City Elementary School principal, addressed in his closing remarks.

For schools interested in participating in the next steps of KC TINN 3, please message the Knowledge Channel at [email protected].

For updates and more educational materials from Knowledge Channel, visit its official website (knowledgechannel.org) or follow its social media platforms on Facebook (fb.com/knowledgechannel), Instagram (@knowledge_channel), TikTok, Kumu (@knowledgechannelofficial) and YouTube (youtube.com/knowledgechannelorg).

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