PHILIPPINES

Globe builds teacher skills on early language literacy

GLOBE has launched another professional development training for teachers now focusing on early language literacy.

Recognized by the Department of Education National Educators Academy of the Philippines (DepEd-NEAP), this series of webinars coaches educators to effectively help very young students develop their communication skills through blended learning. This is in line with the DepEd campaign to improve teacher productivity and student performance.

The training is led by the Teach for the Philippines (TFP) under the banner of Globe’s Global Filipino Teachers (GFT) program featuring webinars that promote 21st century learning and digital resources for teachers. The TFP is an award-winning non-stock, non-profit organization that works to provide Filipino children with inclusive, relevant and excellent education.

Early language literacy was identified as a key topic needed by Grades 1 to 3 teachers in the new normal, for students aged five to eight. The GFT sessions are recognized by the Dep-Ed NEAP, ensuring that all attendees are able to obtain the knowledge and skills that are vital in the current situation.

“Globe supports DepEd’s thrust to provide learning continuity among public school students. We continue to roll out programs through various alternative delivery modes and provide teachers and school leaders with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to overcome the challenges posed by an unprecedented school year mired by a global pandemic,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe’s chief sustainability officer and SVP for Corporate Communications.

“Reading is a foundational skill that opens up possibilities for our children. When our students are able to read, they can continue to learn, grow and eventually, take the necessary steps to improve their lives, as well as those around them. This is our end goal for the Early Language Literacy webinar series with Globe and the NEAP,” shared Angel Ramos, Teach for the Philippines’ Marketing and Events director.

The GFT Early Language Literacy Series includes lessons on teaching pre-reading skills, introducing sound and print, decoding and sight reading and planning a reading program. These sessions aim to help children build a base for reading through songs, story-telling, conversations and play.

Covid-19 has forced the entire country to adapt to new ways of reaching and teaching students at home. In response to this challenge, DepEd revised its learning standards for students to focus on the most essential learning competencies (MELCs). DepEd also shifted to flexible learning delivery options including primarily printed modules to be distributed to students’ homes and supplemented with TV, radio, and/or online distance learning.

Globe helps the education sector through training, connectivity, learning tools and materials. The company is committed to supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals including UN SDG No. 4 on Quality Education and UN SDG No. 17 on Partnerships for the Goals.

To learn more about Globe’s sustainability initiatives, one can visit https://www.globe.com.ph/about-us/sustainability.html. SPONSORED CONTENT


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