DIVISION TRAINING ON ENHANCING STRATEGIES OF EsP TEACHERS

A three day training of EsP teachers were conducted on September 20, 21 and 28, 2019 at theDaanghari Elementary School Conference Hall. This is in line with the low MPS result in the Division Test in EsP subject and one of the contributing factor is that teachers are not an EsP major. This is the reason why the division comes up with this training, to update the teachers on the pedagogy in teaching and enhance their strategies and skills as well.

            The program was initiated by a flag raising activity followed by a doxology and the singing of the the division hymn. Then a welcome remarks was made by Ms. Melinda Matias, principal ofDaanghari Elementary School. An opening remarks was stated by our very own Education Program Supervisor of EsP, Ms. Eloisa S. Sanchez.

            Introduction of the participants followed, then they were divided into groups accordingly. On the training proper, the first resource speaker was presented to the participants. Ms. Marivic R. Leaño, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent in the Division of Manila.

Session 1: Inclusive Education

            The speaker mentioned the core principle of the K to 12 Basic Education Program which is the very fiber of the K to 12 curriculum. She discusse about the DepEd mandate which shall protect and promote the rights of all citizens to uality education at all levels and shall take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all. (Article 14, Section 1 of the Philippine Constitution). She also stated the DepEd’s vision and mission, wherein a child should be equipped with skills to be a competent lifelong learner, and they should face the challenges of a VUCA world, volatile, uncertain complex and ambiguous. She also said the sustainable development goal should have inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Session 2: 21st Century Skills

After that a video presentation was shown about the Teaching Methods for Inspiring the students of the Future by Joe Ruhl and he mentioned the 6 c’s which are the important ingredients that a 21st century learners need. They are choices, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity and caring. He stated also, we should allow the students to engage in the 6 c’s because inspiring and motivating them is what they will remember. He said that the most powerful teaching techniques that always work is the teachers love/ passion for the subject and the teachers genuine love for the kids. Another video was presented about the different classroom strategies

Session 3: Differentiated Instructions

Once again, a video was shown about differentiated instructions which will meet the diverse needs of the students. There are several reasons for these such as the different learning style, students different performances and readiness levels just to name a few. Then another video was viewed which contains the Station Rotation, Differentiated Instructions to Reach All Students and it said that let the students work independently and allow them to work at their own pace.

Then, the participants were tasked to do a brainstorming about what are the 21st century skills that are needed by the students. They have to elaborate and give example. Followed by the how’s and why’s of differentiated instructions and they have to prepare a collage what a 21st century learner looks like. While the other groups were asked to make a graphic organizers about differentiated instructions. Finally, every group presented their works.

AFTERNOON SESSION

The second resource speaker is Ms. Elsie G. Celeste, Education Program Supervisor for Alternative Learning System in the Division of Malabon and she talked about localization, contextualization and  classroom assessment.

Session 4: Localization and Contextualization

The session was initiated by activating the prior knowledge of the participants and they had a pre-test. But before it was checked, an inspirational message was given by Ms. Loida O. Balasa, Chief Education Program Supervisor. A workshop was tasked by the speaker on why we need localization and contextualization in teaching and she asked should there be a limitation in localizing and contextualizing? Then, the participants presented their works and it was processed by the speaker. She reiterated about the things to remember in localization and contextualization

Session 5: Classroom Assessment

The participants were tasked to do an assessment tool which is based on the learning competencies of the EsP subject after a game was held by the speaker which made them alive. Each group presented their work, then it was critiqued by another group and processed by the speaker. Then they were asked what they felt about their output and what should they have in mind in doing an assessment tool.

Ms. Celeste also discussed the details of DepEd Order No. 8, series of 2015, the Policy Guidelines on Classroom Assessment for the  to K to12 Basic Education Program and DepEd Order No. 73 series of 2012 which is the Standard-based Assessment of Learning Outcomes. Its philosophy stated that the assessment shall be used primarily as a quality assurance tool to track student’s progress in the attainment of standards, promote self-reflection and personal accountability for one’s learning and provide a basis for the profiling of students performance. She also mentioned about the nature of assessment. Assessmentas learning and assessment for learning. She stated the different types of test, the diagnostic which should be given before, formative which should be given during the execution of lesson and summative that should be given after. Ms. Elsie delivered  the factors affecting the low MPS and how  teachers can employ creative teaching by doing methods that will cause a learner the desire to learn. She also introduced the acronyms for creative teaching, which is not BORING, CREATIVE, IMAGINATIVE, ANALYTICAL, DYNAMIC and a COMMON SENSE LEARNER should be. She discussed the A to Z of Teaching Methods which is an acronyms for every letter that the teachers can use as strategies in teaching.

Lastly, she showed the conceptual framework of the EsP curriculum, the five macro-skills, and the core values. The session ended  with the awarding of certificates to our resource speaker.

Last day of the training was full, Ma’am Eloisa Sanchez shared her expertise about daily log/ plan in line in the curriculum guide. She differentiated the DLL/DLP and DLL for elementary and Highschool. Part of the day was the demonstration teaching given by Mrs. Normita S. Flores, Elementary teacher and Mrs. GlaizaDela Cruz, Junior High School teacher from San Roque National High School. They have shared a full pack and interactive lesson for the new teachers.

Day 3 ended in giving certificates for the participants and acknowledging the technical team of the training.

Workshop done by every group as they prepare and present their output

Day 3

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