September 10, 2018
DOST, DepEd, and Lipa City officials during the inauguration of Lipa City’s 21st Century Classrooms. Photo courtesy of Mr. Henri De Leon, STII.
Lipa City, Batangas.
The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) joined other government agencies in unveiling the first batch of the 21st Century Learning Environment Model (CLEM) Classrooms at Inosloban-Marawoy Integrated National High School (INHS) in Lipa City last August 13, 2018.
Present during the event were DOST Undersecretary for ROS Brenda N. Manzano, DOST-SEI Deputy Director Albert Mariño, DOST 4A CALABARZON Director Alexander Madrigal, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, DICT Acting Secretary Usec. Eliseo Rio, NEA Batangas Chairman of the Board Armando Cusi, and Congresswoman Vilma Santos-Recto.
IMINHS is one of the five public schools in Lipa City along with Bolbok INHS, Pinagtongulan INHS, San Celestino INHS and Lipa City Science INHS now being the 21st Century Learning Environment Models (21st CLEM), a classroom setup strategically equipped with facilities designed for mobility and connectivity and which aims to develop the learners’ 21st century skills.
DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo lauded the efforts of the collaborating institutions that made the 21st CLEM classrooms a reality in the country.
“This is the kind of history we’d like to keep repeating. We have various agencies from the DOST – the DOST-CALABARZON, DOST-PCIEERD, and DOST-SEI; the DepEd; and the Provincial Government of Batangas all working together to create a modern learning environment for Filipino students,” she said.
The modern classrooms promote collaborative teaching and learning to support student-centered learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) – the track DOST-SEI promotes to fulfill its mandate of producing a critical mass of scientists and engineers.