Students in Leyte check out their GeoSkwela bookletsThe Department of Education (DepEd) Ormoc City and Kananga divisions are supporting the GeoSkwela project of Energy Development Corporation (EDC), which aims to provide more valuable information to K-12 students on the importance of renewable energy.
The GeoSkwela online platform is a supplementary learning website that seeks to help teachers discuss science topics such as energy transformation, sources, generation, transmission and distribution, as well as the environmental impacts of energy generation.
“EDC officially launched the GeoSkwela learning management system portal and conducted a one-day training on its use and features with the help of our resource speakers from the Knowledge Community. Through this site, the teachers can download reference materials, sample quizzes, experiments and other activities that will help them comprehensively explain what energy is, how it works and what its effects on the environment are,” said Erwin Magallanes, head of EDC’s corporate relations department in Leyte.
He added that the site may help teachers create lesson plans for both face-to-face and online learning classes.
“EDC has been our partner in education since I joined DepEd years back. I really appreciate the undertaking of EDC to ensure environmental stewardship perfectly aligns with DepEd’s vision of caring for the environment,” said DepEd Schools Division superintendent of Leyte Dr. Mariza Magan.
Aside from the GeoSkwela site, EDC prepared printed materials or visual aids that were distributed to nine schools in the DepEd divisions of Ormoc City and Kananga.
“We are grateful for the full support and commitment of the education department from the two divisions that we have been working with, including our other CSR programs not only for SIKAT education activities but for environment-related initiatives as well.
“We also understand the challenge of internet connectivity in some schools, this is why we also prepared booklets with five modules per grade level. These good-quality booklets are meant to be used by the students enrolled in the current school year and by the next batch of enrollees,” said Magallanes.
(Story/Photos by:Frances Ariola)