‘Eco Squad: Kilos Kabataan Para sa Kapaligiran’ characters teach viewers how to create planters from recyclable materials“We believe that our small acts, when combined, can weave a huge web of impact that can reach even the farthest of all places.”
These were the words of Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) president and executive director Rina Lopez as she shared her opening remarks in a recent Knowledge Channel Teaching in the New Normal (KC TINN) training session.
To bring quality education and maximize its collective impact, KCFI forged partnerships with more like-minded institutions in the last quarter of 2021. These collaborations will materialize in 2022.
More than a thousand teachers and education leaders across the country were trained on KC TINN and KC Technical Training. KCFI also held a policy and program forum on early childhood development (ECD) in late 2021 and will intensify its advocacy efforts in ECD and early childhood education this year.
“[This 2022, KCFI will organize] more teacher training rollouts and mentoring specifically in engaging and taking care of ECD children and K-10 learners,” said KCFI director of operations Edric Calma.
He added that KCFI hopes to conduct pilot studies on teaching reading in the new normal using Knowledge Channel’s video lessons.
New educational programs will air soon on Knowledge Channel, knowledgechannel.org and its YouTube Channel with the arrival of “Wikaharian” for Grade 2 Filipino, “Eco Squad” for Grade 3 science and “Puno ng Buhay” for science for Grades 6, 9 and 10. The programs were developed in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Unilever and Forest Foundation Philippines, respectively.
KCFI acquired educational videos for high school science from the DOST-Science Education Institute, social studies from BDO Foundation and Filipino from the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
More Filipino children will learn from Knowledge Channel’s existing videos and games as 205 KC Portable Media Libraries, 37 KC flash drives and a Knowledge TV were donated by public and private institution partners and delivered to schools nationwide.
“[At Knowledge Channel, we promise the Filipino teachers, parents and kids] that we would have platforms accessible to them so they can choose the most convenient learning touchpoints suitable for their needs and capabilities,” said channel head Danie SedillaCruz. (Story/Photos by: Marianne Laron and Eunice Patron)