Over 300,000 public school teachers have been trained on technology-based instruction, the Philippines’ education department said, as the country’s education system prepares to shift to a new normal due to COVID-19.
As of June 22, a total of 337,486 public school teachers were trained by the department’s Educational Technology Unit on information and communications technology-based instruction, said Education Undersecretary Alain del Pascua.
The figure accounted for about 40 percent of the total public school teaching population, which is at over 800,000. Del Pascua said an additional 10,521 private school teachers were also trained by the DepEd.
Through webinars, the teachers were taught on authoring of interactive quizzes, e-book development, graphic design, and the use of various applications and learning management systems, among others.
More educators have viewed the recordings of the webinars which are available online.