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17/07/2017: EMBASSY CONDUCTS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR FILIPINO TEACHERS OF METRO DC

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17 July 2017

Participants in the Professional Development Training on Upgrading Computer Skills and Instructional Technology Education with Labor Attaché Saul De Vries, Welfare Officer Petrona Bergado, and their trainer Ivan Gonzales at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on 15 July 2017.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippine Embassy, through the Philippine Overseas Labor Office and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (POLO-OWWA) and in cooperation with the United Federation of Fil-Am Educators - Washington DC (UNIFFIED-DC), organized a Professional Development Training on Upgrading Computer Skills and Instructional Technology Education for Filipino teachers at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on 15 July 2017.

Around thirty (30) Filipino teachers and educators from various school districts in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (DMV area) attended the program.

Mr. Ivan Gonzales, Economic Assistant at the Embassy, conducted the training, sharing his knowledge on useful and practical techniques in working with computer programs such as PowerPoint and Excel.

“The computer literacy program is part of our effort to contribute to the continuing professional development of the members of the Filipino community. It is meant to facilitate new learnings to enable them to keep pace with the developments in their work environment,” said Labor Attaché Saul De Vries.

Labor Attaché De Vries also administered the oath of the new set of officers and board members of UNIFFIED-DC before the start of the 2nd module.

“The training provided great opportunities to the Filipino teachers and educators to keep abreast with the latest trends and issues with regards to the application of their computer skills in classroom instructions and to be productive, at par with the local American teachers in accomplishing reports and other official school documents with the application of various computer programs,” emphasized Mr. Rey Dacul, newly elected President of UNIFFIED-DC.

“This Professional Development Training is in line with UNIFFIED’s mission and vision of continuously providing quality towards excellence in education both in the United States and the Philippines. We would like to thank the Philippine Embassy for opening its doors to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) here in Metro DC,” Mr. Dacul concluded.

UNIFFED-DC also presented Certificates of Recognition to Labor Attaché Saul De Vries and Welfare Officer Petrona Bergado for their outstanding community leadership in the DMV area.

Filipino teachers who participated in the training are working in various school districts in the DMV area, and teaching in various fields of specialization such as English Language Arts (ELA), Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Special Education (SPED), and Early Childhood Education (ECE). ###

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Labor Attaché Saul De Vries welcomes participants to the Professional Development Training held at the Philippine Embassy on 15 July 2017.

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Mr. Ivan Gonzales, Economic Assistant of the Embassy conducted the training on computer skills upgrading for around thirty (30) Filipino teachers from the DMV area.

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Labor Attaché Saul De Vries and Welfare Officer Petrona Bergado receives Certificates of Recognition from UNIFFIED-DC.