PASIG CITY – The Department of Education (DepEd) will send some 590 Grade 1 teachers from DepEd divisions nationwide to a training seminar to enhance their teaching of interactive Mathematics. The three-day event will be conducted by experts from the University of the Philippines-National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP-NISMED).
This development came in the heels of a successful pilot run in ten selected public elementary schools of the Improving Technology-Enhanced Activities for Creative Honing of Mathematical Skills (iTEACH) program.
“Our goal here is to strengthen the capacity of teachers in learning and applying the contents of the interactive Grade 1 Mathematics courseware,” said Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC.
The four trainers from UP-NISMED will facilitate the sessions on teaching ten lessons with 16 activities on Grade 1 Mathematics courseware. “ This will serve as either enhancement or enrichment materials in teaching Grade 1 Math, part of our continuing thrust to upgrade Math instruction in  public schools,” added Luistro.
iTEACH is a collaborative project of DepEd, the Department of Science and Technology- Science Education Institute, Advanced Science and Technology Institute, Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and emerging Technology Research and Development and the UP-NISMED.
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