Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Globe Empower Filipinos Through PRISM Digital Learning, Elevates Technology Know-how for Educators

Globe's Michelle Tapia and Holy Angel University's Principal Lizabelle Gamboa at the PRISM Digital Learning Expo ribbon-cutting ceremony held in Pampanga.

Globe Telecom, the country's leader in communication technology, recently embarked on a three-week professional development program benefiting 1,000 teachers targeting over two hundred thousand students all over the country to learn the latest electronic tools, and use online information responsibly.

PRISM involves an immersive bootcamp, blended project-based learning, and personalized coaching to educators  teaching the new Media and Information Literacy (MIL) subject in Senior High School, as well as English and Social Studies at both K-12 and higher education levels. 

Teachers from different parts of the region participated at the PRISM Pampanga leg.

The PRISM Digital Learning Expo in Pampanga was attended by 150 teachers representing different parts of the region.  It is the fourth leg of the program.  The first three are Metro Manila (Mandaluyong), Bicol (Naga), Visayas (Cebu).  

The PRISM Expo is the culminating activity for the program, and showcased the different digital literacy projects the teachers created as part of the workshop.

The teachers took  part of various activities and projects in technology-enabled instruction and content development that can help them face the challenge of integrating technology in their lessons and making it an effective tool for learning.

A key component of the program is the Brightspace Integrated Learning Platform.  The teachers underwent distance learning with access to the global Brightspace Community to guide them through the learning process, and a seamless platform to collaborate with learning coaches and teachers in real time.

"We want to learn how to control digital tools, and not the other way around'" said Dr. Alma S. Espartinez, Holy Angel University VP Academic Affairs. "Holy Angel University supports education through innovation.  We value this partnership with Globe to educate our students for their future jobs, even those jobs that are not invented yet," she adds.

Michelle Tapia, Advisor & Head of Globe’s Education Strategy & Innovation who was present at the Pampanga PRISM event stated, "Globe wants you to lead the way. Some of our students may know more. We want you to lead the way to teach and continue to learn new skills. It is a life-long learning process."

Michelle Tapia, Globe Advisor and Head of Education Strategy and Innovation emphasizes on the importance of self-development, and keeping up with changing times.

Globe has committed close to US$500 million for the expansion of its corporate data network. Parallel to this infrastructure build for enterprises is the company’s initiative to create an internet superhighway by deploying fiber in 20,000 barangays all over the country by 2020 to equip Filipinos for a more digitally connected future.

More photos at the PRISM Digital Expo in Pampanga by Monch Henares:

The new building at Holy Angel University, Pampanga.