US with DepEd to develop learning spaces for the future
The United States government, through the USAid, trained over 50 officials from the Department of Education in developing prototype learning spaces to address future challenges in the education sector.
“As our teachers and learners continue to face barriers to equitable and inclusive education, we must continuously explore ways to ensure that all have access to quality teaching and learning resources by sustaining gains in education technology and by supporting and enhancing teachers’ leadership roles,” USAid Philippines Education Director Dr. Thomas LeBlanc said.
The workshop was designed to help DepEd personnel develop solutions for learning spaces.
Participants learned to carefully define issues to be addressed, empathize with teachers and learners, and conceptualize, design, and test a prototype learning space that addresses education-related needs.
DepEd Region 7 Assistant Regional Director Cristito Eco challenged participants to focus on innovative solutions.
“When faced with problems or issues, do not think immediately of the cost. Think of possible solutions and your stakeholders. This future-thinking workshop helped us appreciate our partners in creating solutions together,” he said.