Pinoy teachers win in Microsoft education forum
|(Left to right) Estelito Mendoza, Shateen Seraña and Edalyn Olis, winners of Microsoft’s Regional Education Forum, pose for a photo with their awards.|
MANILA, Philippines – Three Filipino teachers emerged victorious in Microsoft’s Partners in Learning Regional Education Forum, which aims to promote collaborative learning among schools.
Shateen Seraña of Tuan Datu Hadji Abdulla Niño Memorial High School in Zamboanga, Edalyn Olis of Lala National High School in Lanao del Norte, and Estelito Mendoza of Baguio National High School bested 60 teachers from the Asia Pacific region during the forum, which was held from March 20 to 22 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Seraña was hailed the country winner with her project titled “Mangrove Planting.”
Olis won in the Innovation in Challenging Contexts category for her “E-dokyo” project, while Mendoza was a runner-up for his piece called “Learning Beyond the Classroom and Make A Difference.”
In a statement, Microsoft Philippines said this is the first time that all representatives of the country won in the said forum.
“The victory of our Filipino teachers is an honor not just for Microsoft but for the Philippines as a whole. We have yet again showcased the amazing talent of Filipino educators that is deemed among the best in the region,” said Microsoft Philippines managing director John Bessey.
Seraña will represent the country at the Microsoft Global Forum in Greece in November.
Here, teachers across the globe will present their projects to panelists and engage in development programs.