Linggo, Abril 29, 2012

Tony Wagner

Who is Tony Wagner
First Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, he is a passionate advocate for teaching 21st Century skills as a way to jump-start the economy and children’s minds.

He lists the new 7 skills students need to succeed in this century. They are:

  1. CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING - analytical, rigorous in testing assumptions
  2. COLLABORATION ACROSS NETWORKS AND LEADING BY INFLUENCE - leadership across the board, leadership by influence not authority 
  3. AGILITY AND ADAPTABILITY - ability to cope with changes, as change is the new business
  4. INITIATIVE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP - creative solutions to tough and challenging problems
  5. EFFECTIVE ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION - ability to communicate both written and oral presentations
  6. ACCESSING AND ANALYZING INFORMATION - with all these information available, people should be prepared to process the information effectively
  7. CURIOSITY AND IMAGINATION - employers like employees who comes up with a clever interpretation, something added personally

Harvard Education

Online School for Public School Teachers in the Philippines: C.A.M.P. (The Computer Access Mentorship Program in the Philippines)

Reading opens a person to a whole new world. And reading is what Sa Aklat Sisikat Foundation Inc. (Sasfi) wants for all Filipinos. Sasfi is  a not-for-profit, PCNC accredited, professional Philippine organization that promotes the love and habit of reading in Filipino children. It's a UNESCO-cited organization for its wide reach and backing, include the country's top companies and luminaries.

November 2011, Sasfi together with the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) and the Department of Education (DepEd), and funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) through the Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund have launched C.a.m.p., or Computer Access Mentorship Program based on teaching reading best practices by the MIT study.

What is C.A.M.P.
The project aims to roll out 25 computer laboratories nationwide where public school teachers may get online skills training on how to be better reading teachers - read for meaning, read for life.

First 100 registrants also get a prize, after completing the four-module online course. The course may take four to eight hours to finish. At the end of the program, the enrolled teacher will take an assessment exam and when passed, equals the DepEd certificates.

The computer labs are located in BSP camp sites, all equipped with scanners and printer connected to the web. But the online tutorial website is accessible via the Internet using any computer.

C.A.M.P numbers
According to C.A.M.P, some 260 public elementary school teachers have finished the course. Another 292 are still online. The goal is to train 9,000 teachers by April 2013.

Website: - C.A.M.P. Online Teacher's Tutorial -  Sa Aklat Sisikat Foundation Inc. - Star Teacher Magazine Online
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Martes, Abril 24, 2012

Microsoft’s Partners in Learning Regional Education Forum 2012 Top Winners are from the Philippines, Global Filipino Teachers Indeed

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Filipino teachers are winners - Microsoft Partners in Learning Regional Education Forum

We at AralMuna.Me salute the Filipino teachers who represented the Philippines and brought home the top prizes besting 60 other representatives from Asia Pacific during the 2012 Microsoft’s Partners in Learning Regional Education Forum held last March in Auckland, New Zealand.

They are:
  1. Shateen Seraña of Tuan Datu Hadji Abdulla Niño Memorial High School in Zamboanga
  2. Edalyn Olis of Lala National High School in Lanao del Norte, and 
  3. Estelito Mendoza of Baguio National High School

Mangrove Planting Project
Seraña took home the country award with her “Mangrove Planting, ” a project for her fourth year high school students which allowed her students to learn beyond the classroom, improve their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills and encouragee them to apply their learning to their community.

“I did some research on what the students could do to help the community and I thought mangrove planting could be feasible because it would protect our coastal area from erosion. Since none of the students has ever experienced tree-planting before or used the Internet for school projects, this could be an interesting experiential project for them,” she said.

The students were grouped according to their interests. They came up with proposal letters distributed among local officials, community groups as sponsorship campaigns. Other teams did Facebook Groups as a way to inform every member of the team, while others handled journaling of their project using Multiply. Some students 

She will represent the country this November in Microsoft's Global Forum, where teachers from all over the world present their winning projects among panelists as well as attend ongoing development programs and seminars.

Read a one-on-one interview with her from the blog daily adventures by Anthony Salcito.

Innovation Awardees
Olis won in the Innovation in Challenging Contexts category for her “E-dokyo” project, while Mendoza was a runner-up for his piece called “Learning Beyond the Classroom and Make A Difference.”

Business Mirror
Good News Pilipinas
Manila Bulletin
Microsoft Partners in Learning