16 January 2019 - 10 Shevat 5779 - י' שבט ה' אלפים תשע"ט
Philippine school to pilot iSTEAM project for multi-disciplinary learning E-mail

Israel’s Ambassador to the Philippines Ephraim Ben Matityau received a warm welcome from teachers and students of Mintal Comprehensive High School in Davao City on 24 November.

Ambassador Matityau graced the ceremony for the launching of the “Capacity Building of Teachers on Project Innovation, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (iSTEAM)” project, which is a collaborative project of the Department of Education – Davao City Schools Division, the City Government of Davao, the Embassy of Israel, the Pass It Forward Foundation and the ORT Israel Network.

About 2,900 senior high-school students from Mintal Comprehensive High School will soon benefit from a more holistic approach to learning core subjects in Mathematics and Science after their school was chosen to pilot the curriculum called Innovation, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics or iSteam. The learning curriculum was developed by the non-government organisation, ORT Israel.

Under the iSteam programme, teachers from Mintal Comprehensive High School will undergo training in Israel. “The idea is to incorporate these disciplines together and motivate the students to be self-learners, to initiate projects and to redesign the role of the teacher from just being the teacher to being able to men-tor the students,” said ORT Israel representative David Meir Rosenberg in an interview at the sidelines of the ceremony for the project.

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