Jun 202013
Some 590 mathematics teachers will be going back to school to improve their ability to teach “interactive mathematics” to Grade I pupils, the Department of Education said Thursday.

The DepEd said the three-day training seminar, under the Improving Technology-Enhanced Activities for Creative Honing of Mathematical Skills (iTEACH) program, will be conducted by experts from the University of the Philippines-National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP-NISMED).

“Our goal here is to strengthen the capacity of teachers in learning and applying the contents of the interactive Grade 1 Mathematics courseware,” said DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro.

The four trainers from UP-NISMED will facilitate the sessions on teaching 10 lessons with 16 activities using the Grade 1 Mathematics courseware.

Luistro said this “enhancement or enrichment” in teaching Grade 1 Math is part of the DepEd’s “continuing thrust to upgrade Math instruction in public schools.”

The latest training seminar is an expansion of the DepEd’s earlier pilot run of iTEACH. The pilot run, which the DepEd characterized as successful, was conducted in 10  selected public elementary schools.

iTEACH is a joint project of DepEd, the Department of Science and Technology’s Science Education Institute, Advanced Science and Technology Institute, Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and emerging Technology Research and Development and the UP-NISMED. — DVM, GMA News

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