GENERALSANTOSCITY– This December 5 to 9, 2011, at 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., the City Mayor’s Office – Computer Literacy Program (CMO-CLP) will be giving a free training on Computer Graphics and Animation for the benefit of Labangal National High School students. This training is in-line with the school’s celebration of ICT and English Week scheduled on the said dates.
Jason Mina, animator-trainer, from the CMO-CLP team will handle the hands-on training to be assisted by Harold James Sande, another programmer-trainer and Amelia Barroga, training head will represent the CMO-CLP team.
The training is materialized as the school principal thru the ICT Coordinator requested to have this conducted in their school.
The detailed objectives of the training include:
1. Understand and memorize the 12 principles of animation
2. Develop skills on cartoon and or anime creation
3. Value the importance of scripting, a written work that is made especially for filming
4. Familiarize with storyboarding or a series of graphics, images or illustrations for the
purpose of pre-visualizing an animation based on how the script is written
5. Develop mastery using Adobe Illustrator as a tool in tracing scanned images
(cartoon or anime) created manually on paper and pencil
6. Develop mastery using ToonBoom Software a vector-based professional 2-D animation software
7. Continue mastering the software aiming to pass the Toon Boom Certified Instructor Program at http://www.toonboom.com/edu/certified_instructor.php
This training is one of the series of trainings which the CMO-CLP will be offering to all pupils, students, out-of-school youths and the members of the ALS community from January to December 2012.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – After six months of waiting, the workshop-training for “Computer-Aided Drafting” is all set and ready to start. On December 5 to 9, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, the said training will be conducted to the staff of the City Mayor’s Office – Computer Literacy Program. This will be held at the General Santos City National Secondary School of Arts and Trade (GSCNSSAT) along Tiongson St., this City. The same training will be offered on December 12-13, 2011 to the ICT Coordinators and on December 20-22, 2011, same training will be conducted to Batch 2 of the CMO-CLP team. Randy Lopez, a BS Architecture graduate from Notre Dame of Dadiangas University, joined the CMO-CLP team last November 16, 2011. He developed the module for Basic AutoCAD and Google Sketchup! He will also handle the lecture and hands-on training on the said dates. This training will be offered again this coming January 2012 at the City Public Library, this City.
GENERALSANTOSCITY– In line with the 4th National ICT Summit 2011 to be held here in Gensan onNovember 4-6, 2011, Mr. Ronald Velasquez, President of ISA 12 Gensan and Chair of the Summit, invited the City Mayor’s Office – Computer Literacy Program (CMO-CLP) to join the celebration on its closing day.
With the recently concluded Web and Video Blog Training for select High School students sponsored by the Local Government Unit of General Santos City thru the CMO-CLP, the culmination of the training will be held at the Atrium of Robinson’s Place Gensan, on Sunday November 6, 2011 at around 1:00 – 5:00 PM.
This will highlight the student’s output on the said training conducted from September 13 to October 18, 2011 at the Public City Library and at the Lagao National High School Main. This training is to enliven intellectual discourses between and among public school students for the purpose of sharpening their ability to articulate and of developing their respective writing skills and to provide a tool for the students’ active accumulation of knowledge necessary for their intellectual growth. Their blogs were linked in their respective school webpages.
Other activities include speed typing contest, awarding of prizes to best bloggers, distribution of certificates and turn-over of the 20-gigabyte educational software from DepEd Manila. The official turn-over of DepEd’s new webpage developed by the CMO-CLP will also take place. Locator of the said webpage is at www.depedgsc.gensantos.org
Through this culmination activity, Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio certainly believe that students can be given recognition and encouragement to be more globally competitive in their quest for advancement in information technology and give them an equal opportunity to showcase their blogs worldwide.
High school heads, ICT Coordinators and the guardians or parents of the participants are cordially invited by the City Mayor to grace the event.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The Local Government of General Santos City through the City Mayor’s Office S.H.E.E.P. Computer Literacy Program (CLP) launched and turned over the centralized webpages of all public elementary and secondary schools at the Sun City Suites, along National Highway, General Santos City, on October 14, 2011 at around 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon.
The grand launching was attended by Mr. Gene C. De Guzman, Executive Assistant to the Secretary, Department of Education and Gensan City Mayor Darlene R. Antonino-Custodio, who unveiled the centralized webpage symbol showcasing the 69 elementary and 26 secondary school’s individual homepages and turned-over to General Santos City School’s Division Superintendent Estrella Lariosa, CESO V, who accepted and conveyed her appreciation to the City Government of General Santos City.
Hon. Kag. Margareth Rose Santos, SHEEP–Education Chairperson, welcomed the guests in her short and simple address while Atty. Paulo Acharon, was requested by the Congressional Office of South Cotabato District, Honorable Congressman Pedro B. Acharon, Jr., to deliver the latter’s message. Kag. Ric Atendido, SHEEP–Education Vice-Chairperson also attended the event.
DepEd Regional Director Isabelita Borres was represented by Saranggani School’s Division Superintendent Allan Farnazo, CESO IV, who gave an inspiring message to the delight of the elementary and secondary heads and all attendees.
The most awaited part of the ceremony was the message given by the DepEd Secretary, Br. Armin Luistro, through his Executive Assistant Mr. Gene C De Guzman who later convened with all the school heads for their updates and concerns.
The occasion was closed by Mr. Mario Bermudez, .one of GSC Division Supervisors, in a high note.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – City Mayor Darlene Magnolia Antonino-Custodio was so grateful to all DepEd officials for the full cooperation accorded during the grand launching of the centralized webpages for the city’s public schools last October 14, 2011 at the Sun City Suites along National Highway, General Santos City. The centralized pages can be viewed at www.gensantos.org.
The event was graced by Mr. Gene De Guzman, Executive Assistant to the Secretary of Education, DepEd Regional Director Isabelita Borres represented by Mr. Allan Farnazo, Sarangani School’s Division Superintendent, Regional Supervisors, Mrs. Estrella Lariosa-DepEd Schools Division Superintent, General Santos elementary and high school heads, local government officials and Atty. Paulo Acharon standing for Congressman Pedro B. Acharon, Jr.
Mayor Darlene explained the importance of webpages in the present information technology age. Through this effort of the City Mayor’s Office –Computer Literacy Program in developing this centralized webpages, schools must ”continually link with all network” and “a website is only useful if it is current”, thus contents must be uploaded regularly according to the Mayor herself.
She acknowledged all DepEd officials especially the Elementary School Heads who have the courage to actually sit down in front of a computer and accept knowledge that was given by younger people. She emphasized that “What it takes is not age, it takes optimism, openness to learn not only from our own teachers or supervisors. Courage to learn from younger generation.” According to her, “knowledge gathering does not end at any age”.
Mayor Darlene ended her message with high hopes for the Generals. “… I hope for your fullest cooperation as we develop our students not only in quality basic education but quality education that is globally competitive!”
After the successful `Level-up’ training program, the same group of ICT coordinators welcomes another series of training come September 21-23, 2011. This will be held tentatively at Lagao National High School Main Campus. It will be a 3-day training aimed to develop their skills in Graphics Editing and Image Manipulation, Drawing, School Mascot Making, and Animation. “The hands-on training will be extremely valuable as it will give the ICT Coordinators the opportunity to further develop and demonstrate their talents that they will later share with their students,” said Percival Pasuelo, CMO Executive Assistant who also heads the SHEEP Computer Literacy Program.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – A successful 5-day “DepEd Secondary Schools ICT Coordinators `Level-up’ Training” was held at Lagao National High School last month. The training is an innovative preparation program created to produce effective teachers that are able to meet the increasing demands of today’s technology. Supported by DepEd Schools Division Superintendent Estrella Lariosa, the program was initiated by GenSan Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio through the SHEEP Computer Literacy Program.
The 5-day Train-the-Trainer activity covered modules in Webpage Development, Newsletter Creation, Touch Typing Proficiency, Sound Mixing/Editing, Slideshow Presentation Making and Hardware Troubleshooting.
“We are so grateful that the local government initiated this program. It was an enriching encounter that will serve as a supplement to bridge the gap between education and technology. The training exceeded all of my expectations,” said Irene Brasileño, ICT coordinator of Dadiangas North High School.
In an age where the success of a department depends so much on a faster and more efficient communication, coping with the advent of information technology brings better service to the public and offers more transparency and trust.
The Computer Literacy Program of the City Government of General Santos is simply exemplary and commendable. It is exemplary because it links all the public schools and other government agencies where information is concerned. Thus, this program gives forth not only oneness but also better and faster communication processes.
This is also very commendable since our city officials always thinks of providing positive avenues where our youth can express and develop their talents and potentials in information technology.
The Department of Education is one in praising and congratulating our local officials, headed by our City Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio and Congressman Pedro B. Acharon, Jr., and the heart and minds behind this program.
This program will the more unite the people of General Santos and will surely bring more peace and progress to this part of country.
Mabuhay ang mga heneral!
ESTRELLA C. LARIOSA, CESO VI
Schools Division Superintendent