Principals and Teachers urged to optimize existing ICT programs

Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Jesli Lapus calls for the optimum
use of information and communication technology to deliver quality education
and enhance institutional efficiency worthy of the 21st century.
Lapus sounded the call during the National Educators Congress in Baguio City
where he also cited the department’s effort to provide ICT-enriched learning
materials, internet connectivity and computer laboratories to public schools
through the assistance of the private sector.


The DepEd Chief stressed that “it is about time that we effectively use ICT in
teaching and learning as well as in managing the delivery of services.”
Some of the sessions on the second day of this year’s Educators’ Congress will
focus on ICT tools that can be used to enhance productivity among teachers,
school heads, education managers, and field office administrators.
These sessions aim to provide real and live examples of practices of DepEd’s
ICT partners.


“Introducing new stuff to educators and learners can be useless if they cannot
harness and build on existing ICT initiatives,” said Lapus.
Ayala Foundation, Intel, USAID, SMART, Oracle and Microsoft are just some of
the institutions that support DepEd in its goal to bring digital literacy to Filipino
students and make them competitive with our more progressive neighbors.
DepEd has increased its ICT-related efforts to sustain the initiatives that these
groups have started. Just this year, Lapus instructed the department’s budget
chief to provide additional operating funds to schools which have dropped
connections to cover internet subscription fees and incremental electric
consumption charges.


Lapus explained that “Before I assumed leadership at DepEd, the department
has several programs that, when improved, continues to be relevant to our
public schools. Alongside the creation of new programs on digital literacy, there
is still a need to build on and continue existing meritorious programs.”
The department’s ICT4E or Information Communication Technology for
Education
– the strategic plan of which has just been completed – builds on
earlier efforts, strategies, and interventions developed by DepEd in partnership
with its stakeholders. It is a road map on what, when, where, why, and how
DepEd will employ and integrate ICT in the delivery of learning competencies
initially in the core subjects of English, Science, and Mathematics.

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Anonymous
is there a big chance that the school principal will give a space for those outside vendors to sell their goods inside the school perimeter anywhere..here in our place in madridejos-madridejos national high school madridejos,cebu i had two daughters and i am afraid for the foods they sell..bt this is not only the problems including teachers their making bussines inside the school campus nor by rooms very ashame on that because of using their power of being a teacher they can easily demmand what they want to those students being victims...may you conduct and investigate this about this matter as early as possible.

Anonymous
is there a big chance that the school principal will give a space for those outside vendors to sell their goods inside the school perimeter anywhere..here in our place in madridejos-madridejos national high school madridejos,cebu i had two daughters and i am afraid for the foods they sell..bt this is not only the problems including teachers their making bussines inside the school campus nor by rooms very ashame on that because of using their power of being a teacher they can easily demmand what they want to those students being victims...may you conduct and investigate this about this matter as early as possible.

this is an answer to the anonymous comments posted dec 14 08. the best thing for you to do, who ever you are, is to let your children bring their own food to eat from home that is prepared by youself and about teachers making "business" in their classes, What's wrong with it? If those things are relevant to their educational program or whatever that will enhance their teaching process. I suggest that you as PARENT you should attent PTCA meetings conducted by schools so that you will be guided on what are the school's activities.

to dep ed sec. jesle lapus. are you aware that principals exam for promotion is not followed by the dep ed div of masbate superintendent ramon basas? ONE RODELIA BASAS MATIVO IS PROMOTED EVEN WITHOUT PASSING THE PRINCIPALS EXAM, and already assigned as central principal, even there is principal 2 already. hope you acted on this matter. i already sent yuou an information about this but no result. marami pang passer na hindi nabigyan ng principal items. form alliance of principals passers of div. of masbate