DAET, Camarines Norte, Aug. 6 (PIA) - The Department of Education (DepEd) here has conducted series of trainings in line with the implementation of distance learning as a new landscape of delivery in preparation for the school opening on Aug. 24.
DepEd Schools Division Superintendent Nympha Guemo said in a recorded interview for the radio program "Talakayan sa PIA on Air" radio program hosted by ICM Rose Manlangit aired over DWCN-FM Radyo Pilipinas, August 3, that they will be using distance learning with different content format such as modular, video lesson, online, Radio Based Instruction (RBI) and e-books.
She said that among the trainings conducted include the enhancement of Information Communication Technology (ICT) based teaching for the online modality, orientation about RBI and video lesson along with webinar on psychosocial and mental health for teachers and principals.
Guemo further said that they are on the process of video lessons development for Kinder to Grade 3 and radio recording of the RBIs for Grades 3-10 on the core subjects like Math, English, Science, Filipino and Araling Panlipunan.
Afterwards there will be pilot testing of the different modalities in 4 elementary and 5 secondary schools on Aug. 7-10 to be followed by a simultaneous dry-run in all public schools using webinar on Aug. 11.
Meanwhile, a total of 158,464 students in all levels were enrolled in public schools as of July 31 for this school year or 99.18% which is also high despite the pandemic wherein 159,782 were listed last school year, she said.
Of the 158,464 enrollees, the Senior High School got the highest enrollment with 14,668 or 122.46% followed by Junior High School with 49,601 or 100.81%; the Elementary listed 82,664 or 96.70% and Kinder have 11,531 or 87.87% while the Alternative Learning System (ALS) enrolled the least 3,111or 58.72%.
On the other hand, on the production of modules, DepEd allocated P6 million for the first quarter to be handled by the division and P59 M for the second semester to be negotiated by their central office.
Alongside the preparation, is the coordination with the local radio stations for their assistance on live or airing of recorded RBIs.
The teachers will also conduct orientation to parents which will serve as learning facilitators, about the different modalities, home week plan and portfolio of the students to be submitted every Friday.
For those students with no one to assist, the DepEd will provide para- teachers, but they are still waiting for the national guidelines for the qualifications.
Guemo also said that they have sought the support of the local government units for the provision of materials like USB, printing supplies, honorarium of para-teachers; and if possible, internet connections at the barangays among others.
She also urged the teachers along with parents for their commitment and support in the delivery of the said new landscape of learning for the students not only to learn but have mastery of the lessons. (RBManlangit-PIA5/Camarines Norte)