Teachers Get Training Boost from Globe’s GFT Program
With schools forced to adjust to new approaches in instruction due to the pandemic, Globe has stepped in to help teachers remain effective under current circumstances and be able to deliver quality education even with limited resources available.
Being a strong advocate of 21st century learning, Globe has lined up a modified series of training under its Global Filipino Teachers (GFT) program which covers topics delivered via webinars such as digital literacy, parental support on digital learning, responsible online behavior, effective 21st century approaches to early language literacy, and psychological first aid.
Globe collaborated with Habi Education Lab, Teach for the Philippines and the Philippine Mental Health Association to ensure that the modules required are within standards of the Department of Education (DepEd) and are recognized by the National Educators Academy of the Philippines. These partnerships will help teachers in their journey towards improved mental and health awareness, and in gaining essential knowledge skills on digital and blended learning as well as on functional literacy.
GFT was launched over a decade ago to equip public school teachers nationwide with the necessary skills to efficiently integrate information and communications technology (ICT) in their teaching strategies and transform ICT tools into instruments of interactive teaching and online collaboration.
“Our Global Filipino Teachers program is specifically designed to help our teachers meet 21st century standards in terms of teaching. The program is even more relevant today with the urgent need to do distance learning. Through GFT, we provide teachers with a higher level of ICT competency allowing them to deliver lessons to students using digital platforms,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications.
While online distance learning which simulates face-to-face classroom setting is the most ideal alternative to the traditional setup, current reality prevents its full implementation as the majority of learners do not have access to the internet and/or personal computers or smartphones.
Thus, DepEd is addressing the concern through the delivery of printed materials to the students, provision of downloadable lessons, and even the utilization of radio and TV to broadcast lessons. These different modalities may be combined together with online lessons depending on the situation of the students. That said, Globe is helping DepEd prepare teachers to overcome the numerous challenges of distance learning.
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