Valenzuela City Mayor Weslie “WES” Gatchalian, in partnership with TechnoKids PH, launched the Valenzuela TechnoKids Computer Science Curriculum and Scratch Programming Tutorial at the Valenzuela City Hall on Wednesday, August 30.
The program aims to improve the technological skills of the city’s students and prepare them for a highly developed future.
TechnoKids PH, established in 2002, is one of the country’s leading IT service providers, specializing in providing state-of-the-art comprehensive IT programs to schools. It provides excellent technology skills training to school teachers and their students.
It aims to combine education and technology, providing basic IT skills that will help prepare them for a highly developed future.
The Valenzuela TechnoKIds computer science program practices a project-based learning approach that develops students’ real-world technology skills, the city government said.
Ms. Carmie Jones, Marketing Manager of TechnoKids PH, encouraged the participants to enjoy the program and told them not to be intimidated or overwhelmed by the concept of “coding”.
“Yung coding po, isang set siya ng mga commands na ipinasok po natin sa isang click of a button. Iyon po ‘yung pag-aaralan natin (Coding is a set of commands coded at the click of a button. That’s what we’re going to make it learn),” Jones said.
The TechnoKids PH said the one-day Scratch programming workshop would take place on September 2 and would be followed by a mini-competition on September 9.
During the workshops, participants will participate in activities on various topics, including working interface, sensing blocks and exploitation blocks, and learn how to develop quizzes and other applications.
The city government said the workshops would be attended by 20 students and three teachers from each of the selected public primary schools in Valenzuela, namely Malinta Primary School, Roberta De Jesus Primary School, Silvestre Lazaro Primary School and Gen Elementary School. T. De Leon.
“We are sure that you will enjoy this workshop, because as they said, information technology is unlimited. So whatever application you want to develop, it is possible. I hope that with this training, you will learn, as well as you will be problem solvers. Today’s children are very creative, with your fresh mind, I am sure you will go far”, said Cristina Feliciano-Tan, city councilor of Valenzuela, coordinator of the Valenzuela Techno Camp project.
In July 2023, the city launched the Valenzuela Techno Camp in collaboration with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and Nullspace PH.
The camp offered free coding and robotics classes to public elementary students.
The Techno Camp is the latest component of Valenzuela’s award-winning Education 360 Degrees investment program, which provides Valenzuela children with access to free information technology and programming classes.