Teachers explore the lessons in the interactive courseware.
The Elementary School Mathematics Group designed the training program to build the teachers’ capability to integrate an interactive courseware in their mathematics lessons. It was also meant to enhance the teachers’ content knowledge on the concepts covered in the 8 lessons of the interactive courseware for Grade 2 through discussions about these concepts. The interactive courseware for Grades 1 to 6 mathematics was jointly developed by DOST-SEI, DOST-ASTI, and UP NISMED from 2011 to 2014.
The interactive courseware in elementary school mathematics, as well as those for high school science and mathematics, are provided for free to public schools. They are also made available as online resources for teachers and students.
The training for the first two batches had already been conducted. The first batch of teachers, from the Division of Biñan City, Laguna, had their training on 31 May – 2 June 2016. The second batch of teachers, from the Division of Calamba City, Laguna, had their training on 7-9 June 2016. Both training programs were conducted in the Mobile ICT Classroom. The two batches of teachers rated the training program favorably.
The last two batches of teachers will be from the Division of Bacoor City in Cavite and the Division of Batangas City in Batangas. The schedule for these two batches has yet to be finalized.