PHILIPPINES – Globe is one in appreciating the work of educators and acknowledging the crucial role they play in developing globally-minded students and molding the nation’s future.
Spearheaded by Metrobank Foundation, Inc. and the Department of Education (DepEd), National Teachers’ Month (NTM) is celebrated from September 5 to October 5. With the unyielding support of Globe, NTM recognizes these modern-day classroom heroes and heroines across the country through the “My Teacher, My Hero” campaign.
Globe understands the challenges educators face during the pandemic and moved to help them by launching the GoLearn platform designed for everyone who aspires to enrich their education. GoLearn promotes continuous learning and bridges the digital gaps in the education landscape via access to connectivity, learning platforms, and solutions.
“It is our commitment in Globe to work with the whole education sector to bring forth everyone’s aspiration for better education, ensuring that learning never stops for all, wherever they are, regardless of their status. This is the heart of GoLearn—Globe’s unified initiative to bring together products, programs, services, and solutions that will empower the whole learning ecosystem,” said KD Dizon, Globe Head of Small, Medium Business Group.
GoLearn leverages support from different groups inside Globe, such as Globe Business, which provides students from low-income households with access to new normal education through the enhanced Phinma Education data plan.
Globe Business aids institutions with digital transformation to augment teachers’ teaching abilities and support the learning competencies of students. This is made possible through its E-Skwela Webinars and Online Training Program, which enlightens the education sector on digitalization’s benefits towards the continuous growth of quality education.
Globe At Home gives subscribers learning vouchers through the Globe At Home app. At the same time, through Virtual Hangouts, Globe Prepaid has scheduled a series of activities for students to establish meaningful connections and renew school ties.
TM also has a FunAral E-Campus that will be rolled out in TM Campus Connect partner schools and partner national school organizations. It has an immersive virtual campus where participating students can attend motivational talks of known speakers providing tips on how to save and earn extra and help them discover their passion and dream career. They can also join different booths where they can play educational games, take pictures or chat with the school community. These are meant to immerse the students in fun and engaging virtual learning experiences as they continue to learn from home.
In connection with the month-long celebration, Globe also launched Forefront: The 2021 National Conference on Digital Learning. The event, aimed to reimagine education for a better tomorrow through transformative online pedagogies, featured tech leaders who gave their insights and knowledge on various topics and subjects to help educators and participants be informed with the latest on online learning. 20 papers, submitted by inspirational educators coming from all over the country, were likewise presented.
Globe is also leading efforts to create a safer online environment with programs that promote cybersecurity and safety, responsible digital citizenship, and mental wellness.
This includes the Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP), which features modules that seek to raise students’ knowledge of digital citizenship and cybersafety by taking a critical look at their online behavior and helping them develop insights into the influences of the online world and their choices.
There are over 1.9 million students that were given access to the program across 17 regions. 115,000 teachers nationwide have gone through the modules and 4,000 schools have implemented the program.
The Department of Education (DepEd) has also incorporated the Digital Thumbprint Program into the K to 12 curriculum. By integrating Digital Citizenship and Responsibility, the DTP modules will be further developed for inclusion in the values formation subject. This way, all students nationwide will benefit from the lessons on digital citizenship and learn about the responsibilities that come with being online.
Globe has also been a long-time partner of DepEd on numerous education initiatives such as the Global Filipino Teachers (GFT), a modified series of teacher training. Topics conveyed via GFT webinars include digital literacy, parental support on digital learning, responsible online behavior, effective 21st-century approaches to early language literacy, and mental wellness.
Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 4 for Quality Education. Globe is committed to upholding the United Nations Global Compact principles and contributing to 10 UN SDGs.