Some Ibaan Teachers Learn PC Troubleshooting
Hoping to catch up with fast changing technology environment, some Ibaan elementary and secondary teachers upgraded themselves by participating in a three-day workshop dubbed as "PC Assembly & Simple Troubleshooting", held at Dr. Juan A. Pastor Memorial National High School covered court, May 16 - 18.
Ibaan teachers who participated were Norina E. Caringal of Maximo T. Hernandez Memorial National High School (Brgy. Malainin) and Edwin Pagcaliwagan of the host school (There's one more teacher who attended. Unfortunately, we failed to get her/his name).
According to Mrs. Caringal, although it will take much of their time, she finds the workshop to be high importance since technology has long been integrated into their line of profession. She believes they, particularly the public teachers, can't be left behind by others even with simple and basic personal computer assembly and simple troubleshooting.
"The knowledge we'll acquire from this will benefit me both in professional and in personal level. But more importantly, this is badly needed for us as teachers. This will allow us to perform our job competitively. Everything we'll learn from here can also be taught to our students.", says Mrs. Caringal.
Mr. Paglicawagan agreed with Mrs. Caringal. "We can't afford to have this kind of workshop in our school. We're lucky to have this workshop being here in Ibaan. So we really can't waste this opportunity. This is for our students as well", he said.
Admittedly, whenever personal and work place computer units breakdown, users are at lost in fixing them. Putting them back in working condition sometimes involves disassembling and trouble shooting them. And oftentimes, users end up getting the services of technicians for a fee.
"This workshop will somehow lessen that financial burden in our part", Mrs. Caringal cited.
The workshop was sponsored by the Department of Education through Batangas DepEd Division Office. Lecturers also came from the same office. To make it more feasible, the teachers were asked to bring their personal computer units since the Division Office don't have that much computer units.