/ 22 March 2022

THE DEPARTMENT of Education and the US Embassy in Manila on Monday started a six-week webinar series that will help optimize Filipino teachers’ competence in securing quality education among students from Kindergarten to Grade 3.

At least 3,000 DepEd teachers and supervisors from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao are expected to participate in the series, which will run until April 25.

A team of three American English language specialists will provide guidance, methodology and instructional materials and resources to English teachers.

“This morning, we are launching an important project, the third webinar series collaboration between the US Embassy in the Philippines and the DepEd since the pandemic,” John Groch, Public Affairs Counselor, said.

“I would like to extend my gratitude for this partnership to our program partners from DepEd, led by Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction Diosdado San Antonio,” he added.

San Antonio said the webinar series will prepare Philippine educators for the future.

“We are glad to collaborate with the English Language Office of the US Embassy in undertaking a very significant and noble initiative relative to our efforts in creating 21st-century learners who possess 21st-century skills,” he said.

Once the course is completed, teachers and school heads will share what they learned with other teachers in their local areas for implementation with K-3 learners.

Educators will have access to an on-demand resource library that includes a viewing guide, activities, and discussion questions for local learning communities.