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1,600 principals to be trained on online management

Isn't it time that these principals jump over to the 21st century? Sirs and mesdames, welcome to a brave, new, borderless world. -- Danton

By RAINIER ALLAN RONDA
The Philippine Star

The Department of Education (DepEd) has partnered with the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO-INNOTECH) to train some 1,600 public school principals on better school management using the Internet.

Education Secretary Jesli Lapus said the online school management training of public school principals will be pursued under the DepEd’s Excellence in School Leadership in Southeast Asia (eXCELS) program.

"By upgrading their (principals’) competencies, we optimize the principal’s leadership and management capabilities while updating them on the latest trends in curriculum and instruction," Lapus said.

About 1,200 school principals have already been scheduled for a four-week intensive online session where a learning tutor guides them through different sessions.

The principals can either have group interaction, one-on-one consultations with the flexible learning tutor, or do online forums among their peers, DepEd said.

The program also pushes principals to read, download and study resource materials, and answer exercises and case studies in their own time.

Among the learning resources for the principals are the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) materials and the online Harvard Education Review.

SEAMEO-INNOTECH welcomed DepEd’s move.

"We are pleased that the DepEd leadership can see the potentials of the flexible learning system and appreciate the opportunities it offers for the future," said Dr. Erlinda Pefianco, SEAMEO INNOTECH Director.

Comments

Makuapo said…
hi danton,

we cannot deny that news like this one is really a good news. but how deped implement and manage computerization is still in deep trouble. i've discovered that in camarines sur division, laptops are overpriced. please check my blog, http://aponihandiong.blogspot.com for the figures. whew. i felt sad for my mother who's a school head in one of the rural high schools of camsur. procurement officers are actually making fools out of poor teachers who don't know the computer jargons.
SmartTutor.com said…
I agree with makuapo.... we cannot deny that news like this is really good news. Knowledge is power and let's give principals the knowledge they need to do their job. The internet is being used more and more by younger generations and we need to keep up. Hopefully those principals will learn a lot and will be able to share what they've learned with their teachers.

Tutor Sam
http://www.SmartTutor.com

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