/ 16 September 2020

THE UNITED  States Embassy in the Philippines launched a training program for Filipino teachers to help them transition to distance learning amid the Covid19 pandemic.

Around 8,000 teachers and administrators took part in the training that started on September 14. The training will run until October 23.

Under the program, a team of American specialists deliver a series of virtual classes on the implementation of various learning modalities.

“Course content includes guidance, methodology, instructional materials, and resources to assist with the delivery of online and other non-face-to-face classroom instruction, critical for continuing the education of Filipino students during the pandemic,” the embassy said in a statement.

“After the series concludes, participants will share their knowledge and skills with other teachers and administrators across the Philippines,” it added.

As part of the project, an on-demand resource library for teachers and administrators is being developed for professional development purposes. It will have a viewing guide, activities and discussion questions for local learning communities.

The training program was sponsored by the US Embassy’s Regional English Language Office in partnership with the Department of Education.