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Erliza Matacot and Nam Ngo Thanh: MIE- More Than What You Think

by Nam Ngo Thanh and Erliza Matacot Expert Educator Columnists, Vietnam and Philippines “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” This adage from a French author and a Nobel Prize winner in Literature André Gide may be best applied to all educators who want to sail their own ship in seeking for the best education. With the rapid development of the society, approach in education has also changed. Thus, teachers and students should not be left behind and should be courageous in embracing the changes brought by the new generation. 800 educators from different countries around the globe, trying to cruise their vessels with technology and enhancing their professional knowledge and skills, met together in one ocean and became Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts. There, they are tasked to be sailed in one ship together, share to each other what they know, learn the things what they don’t know and experience the journey of the real innovative educators. Being selected as MIE Experts is not an easy …


Ernani Fernandez: DepEd Computerization Program (DCP) Orientation and Training of ICT Teachers

By Ernani S. Fernandez Expert Educator Columnist, Philippines The Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Leyte through the Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Ronelo Al K. Firmo and the Division ICT Coordinator Mr. Ismael T. Posion spearheaded the ICT training to teachers in relation to the Kto12 Curriculum and the 21st century education last November 2014. This training was also part of the commitment of Mr. Ernani S. Fernandez to the Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator Program, to train teachers on the use of technology in education and let the students acquire the 21st century skills. DepEd Computerization Program (DCP) is the program of the Department of Education that aims to provide public schools with appropriate technologies that would enhance the teaching-learning process and meet the challenges of the 21st century. This program shall respond to the computer backlog of public schools by providing them hardware and software, and training on simple trouble shooting (DO No. 78, s. 2010).

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Julius Reyes: CineMATHLaya- A Fusion of Cinema, Mathematics and Freedom

By Julius Reyes Expert Educator Columnist, Philippines “Mathematics?” …. “Who cares?:” …. “Not that, it’s so difficult.” ….”Not my type!” …..”Can I have something else?” These were the few thoughts I’ve heard even when I was in elementary. Mathematics became a nightmare to almost school children and even adults too during their schooling years. But how can we live a life without loving it and embracing it. There is nothing to fear about learning Mathematics. But, how we can break the stigma about it?

Team44 Learn-a-thon Presentation.  Presenting here how the students will work on the specific task we set for the learning activity “Poverty:  Causes and Solutions”

Ernani Fernandez: ICT Integration in Education

By Ernani Fernandez Expert Educator Columnist, Philippines Hello Worldwide Expert Educators and to all the readers out there… welcome to my column! Here, you will find the innovative strategies made by the teachers across the globe… how did they integrated technology in education and how their students acquired the 21st century skills. And you are all welcome to adopt their innovative strategies in teaching and suggest one which you think will works best. I also encourage you to share your innovations in teaching so we can post it in my column. By the way, I am Ernani S. Fernandez of Palo, Leyte, Philippines. I am one of the Microsoft Innovative Expert Educators who participated in the Microsoft in Education Global Forum which was held in Barcelona, Spain, last March 2014. That was really the best experience of mine as a teacher. I was able to collaborate with the other expert educators in the world. And luckily, the Team44 where I belong together with Kurt Soser of Austria, Tamer El-Kady of Egypt and Michio Inaba of …