First National Congress
6-7 December 2004, Cebu City, Philippines

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Program
DAY ONE (Monday, 6 December 2004)
7:00 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:10 Welcome Remarks
Roberto R. Romulo
Chairman, Foundation for IT Education & Development
9:10 – 9:40 Plenary Session 1
“ICTs in the Classroom: Why Use Them?”
Patricia B. Arinto
Assistant Professor, UP Open University
9:40 – 10:00 Coffee Break
10:00 – 10:20 Plenary Session 2
“Policy Directions for ICT Use in Primary and Secondary Schools in the Philippines”
Hon. Florencio Abad
Secretary of Education
10:30 – 10:50 Keynote Speech
H.E. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
President of the Republic of the Philippines
11:00 – 11:45 Plenary Session 3
“Status of ICTs in Philippine Basic Education”
Victoria L. Tinio
Director for Programs and Research, Foundation for IT Education & Development
11:45 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:20 Concurrent Paper Presentations 1
2:30 - 3:30 Concurrent Paper Presentations 2
3:30 - 3:50 Coffee Break
3:50 - 5:00 Concurrent Demonstrations 1
5:00 – 6:30 Viewing of Exhibits
6:30 – 9:00 Welcome Dinner hosted by the Cebu City Government
   
DAY TWO (Tuesday, 7 December 2004)
8:30 - 9:30 Concurrent Paper Presentations 3
9:30 – 9:50 Coffee break
9:50 - 10:50 Concurrent Demonstrations 2
11:00 – 12:20 Plenary Session 4
“Issues and Prospects in Pre-Service Teacher Education”
Maria Cristina D. Padolina
Commissioner, Commission on Higher Education
“Issues and Prospects in Continuing Teacher Professional Development”
Yvonne Garcia-Flores
Education Manager, Intel Philippines
12:20 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Concurrent Demonstrations 3
2:40 – 3:25 Plenary Session 5
“Alternative Assessment”
Merle C. Tan
Director, UP National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development
3:25 – 3:45 Plenary Session 6
“The Commission on ICT and ICTs in Basic Education”
Secretary Virgilio L. Peña
Chair, Commission on ICT
3:45 – 4:15 Closing Ceremony
Undersecretary Fe Hidalgo
Department of Education
4:15 – 4:45 Snacks