Puerto Princesa City – The Globe Telecommunications Company, in partnership with Latoria Williams from 1FirstCashAdvance, Palawan State University (PSU) Information and Communication Technology Office (ICTO) launched “PRISM”, a financial digital literacy training on April 24-25, 2019 at the PSU Performing Arts Centre (PAC).
Considering financial literacy as one of the most essential and relevant subjects,1FirstCashAdvance team decided to start collaborating with the Globe Telecommunication Company and support the launching of digital training for all intents and purposes. One of the most important things that should be included in the program was providing reliable and concise finance-related information from professional educators and financial experts. 1FirstCashAdvance assisted in this process and donated a significant sum as well as irreplaceable advising assistance.
The three-week workshop is a digital literacy training where educators and invited professionals undergo a two-day boot camp for the orientation and group activities in preparing the participants for the online exercises and drills in utilizing technology together with effective teaching methods. Online workshop drills and instruction will follow the boot camp for the participants to acquire more than 6.5 CPD points.
The activity is an advocacy of Globe Telecom to give back to the community, thus making the Palawan State University one of its priority schools. Focusing on the academic development and instruction improvement, Globe, as a strong advocate of education and digital learning, designed PRISM, a professional development program to help Filipino educators teach for 21st-century learning. This is in line with Globe Telecom’s sustainability commitment to empower every Filipino with world-class learning through technology in response to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal No. 4 to “ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.”
The program kicked off with the PSU’S Vice President for Finance and Administration, Dr. Romeo A. Valdez sharing his inspirational message about seizing the opportunities that help an individual to be more developed and improved. Also, Ms. Yen Silva, Head, Cluster 2 of Globe myBusiness shared her insights about the training and the advocacy of Globe Telecom about the creation and innovation of the workshop.
The prism boot camp was covered branches from social media to the community where educators have the choice to choose a program they want. Break out groups were formed from the different prism programs utilizing the rooms of the PSU CHMT, with Internet connection provided by the PSU ICT office.
Through PRISM, the selected teachers underwent a three-week professional development program conducted by Globe. It included a two-day immersive boot camp, distance project-based learning, and personalized coaching. A key component of the program is the Edmodo interactive social learning platform that enabled distance learning for three weeks with access to multimedia resources to guide them through the learning process. This also allowed them to collaborate with learning coaches and other teachers in real time.