Globe launches GFS Program at City Central School

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Sunday, August 10, 2014


IN THIS era of internet and computers, Globe brings education and technology together to make learning in the classroom a more convenient and fruitful experience.

Globe Telecom introduced the Global Filipinos program last August 8, 2014 in Cagayan de Oro City.

The program is a long term program of Globe Telecom to promote innovative ways of teaching and learning.

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In partnership with DepEd 10, Globe chooses City Central School as the center training hub for teachers in the region.

As main beneficiary of the program, City Central School’s counterpart is to ensure that teachers from other schools under Region 10 will be trained to integrate the 21st century way of learning into the classroom.

A program to complement GFS called the Global Filipino Teachers Program (GFT) will be held for five days.

A training workshop for teachers on project-based learning and ICT integration with a module called the 21st Century Teaching Methods. This will be participated in by public school teachers of Region X.

Globe officials emphasized the conflict area of teachers and students in the classroom.

“Children at home are surrounded by technology such as TV, computers, and smart phones. Let’s face it, kids today play PSP more than go out and play ‘real’ games. And then they go to school and is taught the old school teaching. I’m not saying it’s bad but then we have to adjust our ways so the teacher and student relationship will have a level of understanding. We have to innovate new ways. It is where globe goes in. To provide you the access for e-books, videos, posters, etc. That’s what the GFS program is for,” said Issa Cabreira, VP for Globe Prepaid Business.

City Central School will receive a Globe mobile laboratory package inclusive of netbooks, mobile projectors, printers and sound systems for of each grade level.

Globe will also provide online connectivity for educational purposes.
Celso Pagulon, City Central School principal, expressed his gratitude to Globe during the ceremonial turnover of the mobile laboratory last Friday. The laboratory is the first installment of the ICT equipment in the school.

“GFS will truly inspire, motivate and engage our students to realize the value of education through technology,” Pagulon said.

The 1st Global Filipino School program was given to Bilar National High School which was proven to be a successful one after an evaluation last December 2012 focusing on school management, teacher and student development, and ability and potential to forge partnerships and collaboration with stakeholders.

The success empowered Globe to put up more Global Filipino Schools specifically in Cagayan de Oro City and is still an ongoing program.

Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on August 11, 2014.

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