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.
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: http://www.sasonline.com.ph/ - C.A.M.P. Online Teacher's Tutorial
http://www.readerstransform.com/ - Sa Aklat Sisikat Foundation Inc.
http://www.starteacher.ph/ - Star Teacher Magazine Online
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