More than 260,000 educators participated in the In-Service Training (Inset) initiative organized by the Department of Education (DepEd) Information and Communications Technology Service-Education Technology Unit (ICTS-EdTech), headed by Director Abram Abanil under the Administration Strand led by Undersecretary Alain Del Pascua and Assistant Secretary Salvador Malana 3rd.
It is part of the Public Schools of the Future (PSOF) Framework of the Administration Strand under the leadership of Sec.Leonor Briones and from direct instruction from Pascua as a continuation and follow through of Sipag (Strand Interface for Programs and Guidelines.)
Despite the Inset 2021 being a voluntary activity, the ICTS-EdTech recorded a total of 269,718 enrollees from all over the Philippines as combined views in different streams reached more than 100 thousand on the first day.
“We thank our teachers who continue to embrace the demands of their profession amidst these difficult times. This kind of support from our dear teachers motivates us further to push for policies and programs on educators’ upskilling and welfare,” Briones said.
Briones also noted that the training materials are uploaded in the DepEd Commons and Learning Management System (LMS), allowing teachers to take the training at their own pace.
The Inset training was livestreamed on official DepEd Facebook, Youtube and Streamyard platforms.
Meanwhile, ICTS-EdTech also announced that around 550 Filipino teachers are now Google Certified Educators after demonstrating proficiency in using Google tools in their classes and passing the Level 1 examination.
Region 4-A emerged as the top region with the most number of passers with 156, followed by Region 2 with 118 and National Capitol Region with 113. Meanwhile, three SDOs scored more than 50 passers namely Santiago City, Cavite Province and Rizal with 91, 65 and 55, respectively.