Candahug, Palo, Leyte - The Agricultural Training Institute is part of the Philippine e-Learning Society (PeLS). PeLS is an organization founded with the objective of promoting substantive content, appropriate pedagogy, and appropriate use of technology for eLearning, guided by ongoing research activities. As members of PeLS, staff from the different regions of the ATI network have been elected to be part of the PeLS Board of Trustees. ATI is able to maximize its reach and influence to more clients through the PeLS.
This month, PeLS conducted its first Interactive-Connected-Engaging (ICE) Talks in Palo, Leyte. With participants from the different DepEd schools in the Division of Leyte, the ICE Talks aimed to help teachers know more about the capability of ICT in making their tasks lighter and less burdensome.
Lecturers from all over the country presented the many possibilities ICT has in store for the modern day teacher. As new members of the PeLS, the teachers were also oriented about PeLS, its activities, and the benefits of each member. One of the topics was ATI’s very own e-Learning.
Dr. Rolando V. Maningas, Information Officer III of ATI-CaLaBaRZon and PeLS Coordinator for Mindanao, presented the e-Learning component of ATI’s services. During his talk, Dr. Maningas discussed about the benefits of e-Learning especially in integrating it into the school’s agriculture subjects. He presented the strategies and possible collaboration between interested schools and ATI-RTC 8.
Mr. Edgar Y. Tenasas, OIC-ASDS, DepEd Leyte Division, said during his message for the participants, “We can’t do anything but accept the changes in technology that’s happening.”
The PeLS ICE Talks was held on April 15-17, 2019 at the DepEd Leyte Division, Candahug, Palo, Leyte.