The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) recently partnered with government agencies and stakeholders in launching advanced learning tools for Filipino students.
DOST’s 21st Century Learning Environment Model Classrooms (CLEM)
Alongside other government agencies, DOST-SEI representatives were present at the unveiling of the 21st Century Learning Environment Model (CLEM) classrooms at Inosloban-Maraoay National High School (INHS) in Lipa City. The event, which took place last August 13, marked the launch of the first batch of 21st CLEMs.
INHS is one of five Lipa City public schools (the other four being Lipa City National Science High School, Bolbok National High School, Pinagtongulan National High School and San Celistino National High School) equipped with 21st CLEM classrooms.
Each 21st CLEM classroom features equipment “designed for mobility and connectivity.” The 21st CLEM project aims to support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning through advanced facilities.
21st Century Learning Environment Model (CLEM) @2018 Regional Science and Technology Week – Region 6. Robinsons Place Roxas, Roxas City, Capiz.29August2018
DOST-SEI launches interactive science and math learning tool
DOST-SEI also partnered with Smart Communications to launch the DOST Courseware app in 32 schools across Tawi-Tawi, Davao, Cagayan, Benguet, La Union, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Capiz, Iloilo, Cebu, Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, and Maguindanao.
The DOST Courseware app is an “interactive science and math resource” that comes preinstalled in tablets included in Smart’s School-in-a-Bag package giveaways. The app covers Modules in Science and Mathematics for Elementary Schools, Grades 1-6 Mathematics, and Grades 7 and 8 Science and Mathematics. Teachers and students alike will certainly find this app useful, as it is aligned with the lessons in the K to 12 curriculum.
“The DOST Courseware is engaging, educational, and designed with Filipinos in mind,” said DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo. “The characters, stories, and activities are relatable to Filipino students.”
The DOST Courseware is a project of the DOST-SEI and DOST’s Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), with support from the Department of Education, Philippine Normal University, and UP National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education.
How to get CLEM and DOST Courseware for your school
If you are a local government unit or organization interested in availing 21st CLEM for your schools and facilities, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also send a message to the same email address if you’d like to request free copies of the DOST Courseware for your classes. Alternatively, Android and Windows users can download the app for free on Google Play. Simply click this link to see the full range of DOST Courseware modules.
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