VINTAR, Ilocos Norte – In support to the emerging needs of special children and their parents, the Florentino Camaquin Integrated School (FCIS) inaugurated the first Special Education (SPED) classrooms in Vintar town, gearing towards 21st Century education.
Funded by the Local Government Unit of Vintar led by its Mayor Larissa Foronda, the two classrooms were equipped with facilities and materials that will be used to teach and train special children who were enrolled for the school year.
To formalized the partnership, the Schools Division of Ilocos Norte (SDOIN) led by Superintendent Vilma D. Eda signed the Memorandum of Agreement with the LGU in time for the ribbon cutting and blessings of the facility.
“I was amazed that the LGU is very much willing to make the SPED classrooms a 21st Century because of this the students will have a chance to study and abreast themselves with the latest trend in education,” said Mrs. Eda.
Mayor Foronda and Eda both agreed that the special children are gift from God and they deserve the same treatment as all other students in the regular program are experiencing.
Aside from the SPED classrooms, the FCIS also presented the Inter-School Computerized Linked Environment (iSCOLE) Project during the ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the school administration building on June 13.
The project is a brain child of FCIS School Principal Arnel C. Sabuco Jr. with the support of its teachers and the General Parent-Teacher Association President Susana Gaño.
The iSCOLE Project has nine access points that supply internet connection to all buildings and classrooms for teachers and learners which provided more efficient, less time consuming and faster service in school.
According to Mr. Sabuco, the ISCOLE has main functions namely: Student Online Profiling, Faculty-Student Online Transactions, Student-Parent Online Bulletin, Teacher Online Resource Reference, Alumni Portal, Digital Security and the electronic enrollment, ID, tracking systems among others.
“With this project, the gathering and distributing of information via online interaction was centralized which provided data needed and freely exchange information much easier, faster and safer,” he said.
The said project was made possible by the Parents-Teachers’ Association and supportive and generous school stakeholders. (Cherry Joy D. Garma)