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-Maraoay National High School (INHS) in Lipa City last August 13.
Present during the event were DOST-SEI deputy director Albert Marino, DepEd secretary Leonor Briones, Department of Information and Communications Technology acting secretary Eliseo Rio Jr., National Electrification Administration board of administrators chair Armando Cusi, Senator Ralph Recto, and Congresswoman Vilma Santos-Recto.
INHS is one of the five public schools in Lipa City now equipped with a 21st CLEM, a classroom setup strategically equipped with facilities designed for mobility and connectivity.
DOST-SEI director Josette Biyo said the efforts of the collaborating institutions 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.