FEU-Microsoft certified profs train DepEd teachers

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A group of Business Management and Marketing professors from the Far Eastern University (FEU) Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance (IABF) established the Advocacy and Community Extension Services (ACES) program as a way to share their expertise with fellow educators.

“As the first Microsoft Education Ambassador in the Philippines, I decided to share my proficiency in using technology in the classroom and at work,” said Von Kirby P. German, Assistant Program Head (APH) for Business Administration. APH German then encouraged select IABF faculty members to be part of the Microsoft Education Ambassador Program.

In partnership with Microsoft Philippines, ACES’ inaugural one-day seminar workshop, entitled “Financial Literacy and Teaching with Technology” last May 29, 2017 trained 28 teachers from Parañaque National High School, Barangay Hall Ligas 1, Ligas 2 Elementary School, and Newville Heights Academy.

Dr. Joselito P. Tem, OIC Associate Dean of IABF said the basic education teachers were eager to learn about financial literacy and the use of Microsoft office to enhance their teaching, presentation skills, and class record keeping.

Each participant was given a certificate of attendance from Microsoft Philippines for the Teaching with Technology workshop and another certification from FEU-IABF for Financial Literacy from Mark J. Santiago, Assistant Program Head for Finance and a Certified Financial Markets Professional.

APH German, Microsoft Ambassador, Microsoft Office Specialist, and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, handled the training in Microsoft Education Network, and use of OneNote and OneDrive. Training on the basics of Microsoft Word program was conducted by Alexis Foronda, full-time lecturer, and Microsoft Ambassador. Useful tools and techniques in Microsoft Excel program were presented by Maria Carmen B. Lapuz, Assistant Program Head for Business Administration and Microsoft Ambassador. Fundamentals of Microsoft Powerpoint program was discussed by Rey Parcon, full-time lecturer and also a Microsoft Ambassador.

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“Thank you FEU for sharing your knowledge and expertise on using Microsoft Office in our work. We’ve learned a lot. We hope that there will be more trainings like this in the future,” shared Chay Abalon, teacher from Paranaque National High School.

IABF-ACES will continue to provide free competency-based training to the partner communities shared Dr. Nenitha L. Junio, committee chair of ACES.

“We will extend the coverage of the training to include social entrepreneurship for the nearby barangays around FEU. Our next session will train some 200 DepEd-Makati public school teachers,” added German.