Paete Model

This is the paper version of the project about less than a year ago. It is almost a miracle how in that short span of time, the Paetech staff through the generous contribution of Angel Cagandahan De Dios and many other Paetenians here and around the world transformed this paper proposal into physical computers now plugged at Paete Central, Quinale, and Ibaba Elementary Schools. This, indeed, is some model to emulate for other towns and barangay of the Philippines.

The other sections of the website will offer proof of this great story of success - Paete style!

"Project Alay-Computer: Edukasyon at Teknolohiya para sa mga Elementaryang Bata ng Paete"
(Batang PAETE)
An Information Technology Education Project
for the Benefit of the Children of Paete

Batang Paete- AlayComputer Project

"Project Alay-computer: Edukasyon at Teknolohiya para sa mga Elementaryang Bata ng Paete"
(Batang PAETE)
An Information Technology Education Project for the Benefit of the Children of Paete

Paete Elementary School, Paete, Laguna (host school)

Section1 (fast learners) Intermediate pupils of PES, QES and IES
"Batang PAETE" began as a proposal circulating the electronic group (e-group) of Paetenians International moderated by Mr. Rey Carolino of the P.I. Canada Chapter. Brainstorming began as early as June 2001. Members of the e-group seriously thought that the idea of giving computer units for the benefit of the Paete children is an excellent way of contributing to the development of Paete's future populace. After several brainstorming and chat sessions, the group requested Ms. Anne Lan Kagahastian-Candelaria to iron out the project's implementation mechanisms as well as explore the
various areas for collaboration to achieve the project's goals.

Batang Paete- AlayComputer Project


General Objective: The goal of the project is to create and implement an educational program that would benefit the elementary school children of Paete in the field of Information Technology. Ultimately, the project will equip learners with the skills for self-directed and independent type of learning which will give them the confidence and sense of importance to strive and pursue secondary school education.

Specific Objectives:
1. Develop the capability of the public elementary schools of Paete as training ground for fast learners pupils to become computer literate.
2. Develop the capability of these schools' teachers on the use of the DECS Computer Education Curriculum for Elementary Level as well as innovate instructional materials as tools in the teaching-learning process by using information technology.
3. Pursue collaborative efforts between and among concerned stakeholders in the various aspects concerning the project's sustainability and success.

Batang Paete- AlayComputer Project

In order to achieve these goals, it is proposed that the project be
subdivided into three stages, namely preparation, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.

Stage 1: Preparation Stage
a. A computer lab will be set-up. PES will be the "host" school for a
computer lab since it is a pilot school and already has a computer room that could accommodate 20 to 25 computers.
b. Training will be provided for selected teachers of each of the three schools who will be teaching their "fast learner" pupils. The training will be conducted in two waves.
b.1. The First Wave will provide the selected teachers literacy training (MS Office) that will run for 5 days (40 contact hours).
b.2. The Second Wave will provide the selected teachers training on evaluation and integration of IT in the curriculum. This will run for 3-5 days (24-40 contact hours).
c. Training for troubleshooting and PC maintenance will also be provided for to a team of at least 3-5 teachers who will be assigned by each school to ensure that the computer lab's maintenance and upkeep.
d. A joint planning workshop will be conducted by the DECS, in cooperation with the implementing team, to prepare the schools in the full implementation of the Computer Education Curriculum for the three elementary schools of Paete.

Stage 2: Implementation Stage
a. The implementation stage will cover the period of the actual utilization of the curriculum in Computer Education prepared by the DECS by the schools utilizing the teachers who have undergone training in the preparatory stage.

Stage 3: Monitoring and Evaluation Stage
a. Monitoring and evaluation will be done by the implementing team in proper coordination with the DECS Regional Management Team and the Management Team of each school.
b. Evaluation will be done on a quarterly basis, beginning with the 1st quarter of the school year (June-August) and ending at the last quarter of the school year (January-March). A full report will be submitted by the implementing team to the donors. A copy of this report will be furnished to the schools as well as the DECS regional and national management team for proper documentation.

Batang Paete- AlayComputer Project


In order to realize fully the potential of computerization of the three elementary schools of Paete, the "Batang PAETE" Project should consist of the following components:

1. To set-up a computer lab equipped with at least 20 PCs and properly networked to maximize sharing of other IT paraphernalia, like printers and scanner/s.
2. To provide the necessary teacher training (literacy, curriculum
integration and troubleshooting) for selected teachers from the three elementary schools to maximize the schools' personnel resources and capabilities.
3. To implement the DECS IT Curriculum in the three elementary schools of Paete to appreciate the project's overall goal of opening IT opportunities to the children of Paete.
Ultimately, the main beneficiaries of this project are the Intermediate pupils belonging to the Cream Section (or the Fast Learners) of the three participating schools. Being the biggest school, with the most population, Paete Elementary School is strongly recommended to serve as the "Hub" - or the host of the computer laboratory. The three schools will take turns using and maintaining the laboratory.
Working on a collaborative framework, the government's contribution is perceived in the following interface:
a. Department of Education - curriculum implementation and evaluation
b. Local School Board - partial/full maintenance of the laboratory
c. Local Government of Paete - awareness, fundraising, partial/full
maintenance of the laboratory

On the other end of this collaborative effort is the presence and support of the Civic and Business groups within Paete. These groups are potential partners in keeping and maintaining the laboratory as well as organizing other IT related development projects in conjunction with the Batang PAETE Project.
Overall, both donor and steering committee will facilitate preparatory as well as initial implementation support for the project. It is anticipated that the schools will use this collaborative framework to be able to maintain the laboratory. At the same time, proper monitoring and evaluation after the first year of implementation will be the responsibility of the Department of Education. The Steering Committee shall assist the beneficiary only as consultant after the first year of implementation unless otherwise requested by the donor.

Copyright 2002 Paete Alliance For Education and Technology, Inc.