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Current Projects
 

  • Overcoming a massive teacher shortage and lack of teacher capacity around the world is a key challenge if we are to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) — ensure inclusive and quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030. For example, UNESCO estimates that 68.8 million teachers need to be recruited and trained in developing countries. However, current approaches to teacher professional development (TPD) often suffer from poor quality and high costs, particularly when trying to deliver training at large scale. New approaches are required to enable the delivery of large-scale, cost-effective, continuous professional development programs for teachers. While there are promising innovations in this area sprinkled across the Global South, there is little systematic research, learning, and sharing of lessons learned and new models to the governments and training institutions that need them.

    This project will build on the establishment of the Teacher Professional Development at Scale (TPD@Scale) Coalition for the Global South, an initiative under Digital Learning for Development (DL4D), to contribute to the attainment of SDG 4 by promoting quality, equitable, and sustainable large-scale, ICT-mediated TPD through collaboration, research, and implementation support. It will accomplish this by:

    • engaging in, supporting, and promoting research and development on innovative TPD@Scale models and how to adapt them effectively and appropriately for a wide range of Global South contexts;
    • promoting and supporting evidence-based changes in policy and practice towards quality, equitable, and sustainable large-scale, ICT-mediated TPD in the Global South;
    • building in-country capacity within ministries of education and their partner organizations for TPD@Scale; and expanding policy and practice impact while harmonizing efforts and investments in TPD@Scale through establishing and supporting the TPD@Scale Coalition for the Global South.

  • Digital Learning for Development (DL4D) is a global research network that aims to improve educational systems through expanding understanding about digital learning, fostering collaboration on research, and scaling proven innovations. Specifically, it is focused on research on learning at scale, learning analytics, digital game-based learning, and cost-effectiveness of digital learning innovations at all educational levels in the Global South (Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East). DL4D helps scale proven innovations by contributing to educational policy‐making and action at national and sub‐national levels towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4–inclusive, quality education for all and lifelong learning. Jointly funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom.

  • Early Language, Literacy and Numeracy (ELLN) Digital

    ELLN Digital is a blended teacher development program (TPD) on early literacy for K-3 teachers, with two components: (1) interactive, multimedia courseware designed for self-study; and (2) collaborative learning in school-based Learning Action Cells (LACs). Developed in partnership with the Department of Education and with funding support from USAID through its Philippine-American Fund, ELLN Digital was piloted over a five-month period from November 2016 to March 2017 with 4,030 K-3 teachers in 240 public elementary schools who had not previously participated in DepEd’s teacher training programs on literacy instruction, including the 10-day face-to-face Early Language, Literacy and Numeracy (ELLN) training program. Participating schools were given the interactive, self-study ELLN Digital courseware and five storybooks, as well as guidance in organizing teachers into LACs. LACs were supported and monitored by 31 division- and region-based Learning Facilitators (eLFs). eLFs were trained in mentoring LACs via webinars.

    ELLN Digital will be scaled up nationally by DepEd in more than 38,000 public elementary schools throughout the country starting school year 2018-2019.

  • Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). FIT-ED supports the Department of Education in conducting the Intel ISEF-affiliated Philippines Fair and ensures the full participation of a Philippines Delegation at the ISEF.

 
Education for All
 
  • Research Network on New Digital Learning Modes and Practices in Asia (with Canada’s International Research Development Centre and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development)

  • Intel Education

    • Digibayanihan
    • DigiBayani Awards
    • Intel Easy Steps
    • Intel Innovation Hubs
    • Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
    • Model School Initiative

  • Samsung Education

    • Samsung-TESDA Technical Training Project
    • Samsung Smart Classrooms

  • Intel Education

    • Intel Teach
    • Intel Computer Clubhouse
    • 1:1 eLearning Pilot

  • Education for all thru Radio (EFAR)

    • Science and Math Literacy for Elementary School Teachers: Mga Alaming Pangkalusugan at Pangkabuhayan (with the University of the Philippines National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development)
    • Organic Agriculture: Si Lani at ang Pangako ng Lupa (with Go Organic Philippines)
    • Community Health: Kalusugan Mo, Kalusugan ng Bayan (with the Zuellig Family Foundation)
    • Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change: Kalikasan at Buhay: Sa Tabing-Dagat (with World Wide Fund for Nature - Philippines and the Foundation for the Philippine Environment)
    • Peace Education in Mindanao (with the United States Institute of Peace)

  • The State of the Art of ICT4E in the Philippines – An Assessment (with the United States Agency for International Development and the Department of Education)

  • Coca-Cola ed.Venture

  • World Links Philippines (with World Links and the World Bank-Japan Social Development Fund)

  • EU-Asia Learning Bridges (with EuropeAid)

  • National ICTs in Basic Education Congress

  • National Strategic Planning for ICTs in Basic Education

  • Survey of ICT Utilization in Philippine Public High Schools (with the Japan Center of the International Cooperation for Computerization)

  • e-Entrepreneurship (with the Japan International Cooperation Agency)

  • e-ASEAN Task Force