To help the learners in utilizing their accounts that will be relevant in their education, the Department of Education (DepEd), in collaboration with Microsoft Philippines, introduced the “Project Be Techie in School (B.T.S.): Tech Episode” webinar series.
Through the Bureau of Learner Support Services (BLSS) – Youth Formation Division (Y.F.D.), the 30-minute virtual lectures aim to assist the students on latest computer skills and best practices in using Microsoft-owned applications.
Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones encouraged the learners nationwide to participate in the said event to help utilize these kinds of tools for their educational growth.
“While we continue addressing pandemic-related challenges in education, we want to ensure that our learners will still acquire 21st century skills to better prepare them for the future,” Briones said.
“This webinar would be helpful to our students in learning basic and advanced tips on using the popular computer software,” she added.
Live-streamed at DepEd Tayo-Youth Formation official Facebook page, the webinar is composed of 10 episodes that will tackle different lectures, including the Microsoft Teams on Feb. 4, Microsoft OneNote on Feb. 11, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Sway on Feb. 18, Microsoft OneDrive on Feb. 25, and Windows 11 on March 4.
DepEd said that the program will also discuss the usage of Microsoft Word (March 11), Microsoft Whiteboard (March 18), Microsoft Excel (March 25), Minecraft: Education Edition (April 1), and Mobile Versions of M365 apps (April 8).
On the other hand, Briones extended her warmest gratitude to the Microsoft Philippines for collaborating with DepEd and “making this event a possibility.”
Briones stressed that the partnership is a “huge step for us in providing quality and accessible education to everyone.”
Meanwhile, the Office of the Undersecretary for Administration also reminded the field offices, through their respective Youth Formation Coordinators, to ensure the maximum participation of all students from Grades 5 to 12 with internet connectivity in the said series.
DepEd also reminded all students to pre-register at www.blssfyd.weebly.com and activate their Microsoft accounts beforehand.
The Project B.T.S. is part of the Public Schools of the Future (PSOF) Framework of the Administration Strand led by Pascua and Assistant Secretary Salvador Malana III, under the leadership of Briones.