Distance Learning through "Deped Commons"
Our educational system is now bracing for the current and future impact of the COVID-19 in our country, especially in the learning situations of million Filipino students, despite of the challenge we are facing now the Department of Education continues to find ways to ensure that “Education will continue even in times of crisis, whether it may be a disaster, calamity, emergency, quarantine or even war,” according to Deped Secretary Leonor Briones.
The Deped Commons is an online platform to support distance learning modalities. It was designed as a direct solution to give access to online review materials and Open Educational Resources (OER) during class suspensions and other similar circumstances. The supplementary online instructional materials are used as an alternative form in the teaching- learning process which differs from the usual classroom interactions.
Kindergarten to Grade Six learners of CENTEX Manila were able to access the given website https://commons.deped.gov.ph. using their smartphones, laptops or desktops at home.Learners at home can continually learn and at the same time use their time productively.
CENTEX CodeIT: Centexians Gearing Towards the Digital Age
Understanding computers and learning the basics of coding help kids develop appreciation of how things work. With the theory of discovery that kids learn best through experimentation, discovery of facts, they make assumptions and discover on their own.
Last July,2019, the Ayala Foundation launched its latest program <Code/It>. A digital skills training project that provides underserved Filipino youth access to computer science training to develop skills that will equip them for the future.Learning to code helps them develop the ability to become excellent problem solvers. Further more it teaches them to think logically and expand their creativity in designing something from their own.
Visitors from Global and Regional Heads of Microsoft Philanthropies had observed one of our third grade class to see how basic coding was integrated in a subject curriculum. They were amazed how these third graders had engaged themselves well into coding!
Coding paves a path into our kids future and lets them feel empowered to make a difference when they code. This new project will definitely help our learners be equipped with the abilities needed for their employment in the workplace of tomorrow. Keep on soaring CENTEX Eagles!