November 9, 2017
LCC Welcomes Guests to the 2017 National Literacy Conference
The 2017 National Literacy Conference officially started its two-day Conference November 8, 2017 at The Oriental Legazpi in Legazpi City, with the theme that coined together lifelong learning and digital literacy―Lifelong Learning in a Digital World.
The conference aims to explore the current local and international trends and innovations in digital literacy; exchange experiences in utilizing digital interventions in literacy programs for lifelong learning; and promote the wide use of ICT in implementing literacy programs and practices.
Participants to the conference include representatives from the Department of Education, local government units, and civil society organizations coming from all over the Philippines, numbering to around 300 persons in all.
Hometown guests welcomed the participants, with the presence of and greetings from Legazpi Mayor Noel Rosal; Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara; and DepEd Region V Director Ramon Fiel Abcede. The morning was highlighted by the talk of DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones who shared on how fast technology moves and improves learning with the development of various computer applications but which should not deter learners, young and adults, from becoming functional and lifelong learners.
There were four plenary sessions on the first day that revolved around the theme of lifelong learning and digital literacy – the Philippines toward becoming digitally literate, present realities and future opportunities in a digital world; enhancing lifelong learning through ICT, and reaching the unreached and forging partnerships through ICT.
The participants were treated to a socials in the evening, with the teachers band from the Basug National High School in Camarines Norte leading the program.