/ 16 February 2022

EDUCATION Secretary Leonor Briones encouraged students to participate in the project Be Techie in School: Tech Episode webinar series to learn how to utilize these tools for their educational growth.

The Bureau of Learner Support Services– Youth Formation Division initiated the 30-minute virtual lectures aimed to enhance the computer skills of students using Microsoft-owned applications.

“While we continue addressing pandemic-related challenges in education, we want to ensure that our learners will still acquire 21st century skills to better prepare them for the future. This webinar would be helpful to our students in learning basic and advanced tips on using the popular computer software,” Briones said.

The webinar, which will be livestreamed at DepEd Tayo-Youth Formation official Facebook page, will have 10 episodes that will tackle different topics, including Microsoft Teams (February 4), Microsoft OneNote (February 11), Microsoft PowerPoint, and Sway (February 18), Microsoft OneDrive (February 25), and Windows 11 (March 4).

There will also be lectures on Microsoft Word (March 11), Microsoft Whiteboard (March 18), Microsoft Excel (March 25), Minecraft: Education Edition (April 1), and Mobile Versions of M365 apps (April 8).

“I would like to extend my warmest gratitude to the Microsoft Philippines for collaborating with us and making this event a possibility. This is a huge step for us in providing quality and accessible education to everyone,” Briones said.

Students from Grades 5 to 12 with internet connectivity can listen to the lecture series.