The Department of Education (DepEd) Region 7 through the Information and Communications Technology Services (ICTS) conducted the first ever regional ICT Summit at Golden Peak Hotel, Cebu City last November 13 – 14.
City Savings Bank (CitySavings) provided the official shirts in support of the ICT Summit. With the theme, “Digital Transformation for the KID (K to 12 + ALS, ICT, DepEd)”, the event brought together ICT practitioners, policy makers, achievers in ICT education and implementation, and other stakeholders to discuss platforms, innovations in education and build capacities for effective school and office engagement.
“We are now in the stage of digitization and automation brought by rapid technology developments. Despite this, let’s maintain the quadrant of personality development and utilize technology to our advantage” shared DepEd Region 7 Director Dr. Juliet Jeruta.
The ICT Summit had series of keynote speeches, panel discussions, exhibits and breakout sessions which covered updates and pressing matters about the use, implementation and development of ICT in the field of education.
Keynote speaker ASEAN Engineer Allan Cabanlong from the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) talked about digital citizenship, cybersecurity, and data privacy. He highlighted the responsible use of social media particularly the disclosure of personal information over the internet.
The summit also featured the ICT Best Practices awards with two categories: ICT for Teaching and Learning which highlights the intensification of the use of the DepEd Computerization Program (DCP) packages, and ICT for Governance which features ICT ingenuities that further improve DepEd services in the schools, division and regional levels. All ICT Best Practices entries must be in place and sustained for at least one school year.