By: Dr. Sarah M. Sison and Dr. Marco D. Meduranda

In compliance with RA 10912 or  the Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016, DepEd Schools Division Office of Navotas conducted the Seminar on PRC-CPD Accreditation on November 14, 2019 at Eusebio Ramos Conference Hall, Navotas Elementary School. It was attended by the SDO-officials led by Dr. Alejandro G. Ibanez, OIC-Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Buenafe E. Sabado, OIC-Assistant Schools Division Superintendent, Ms. Loida O. Balasa, CID Chief Education Supervisor, EPS/PSDS, school heads, SEPS, unit heads, and CPD focal persons. The seminar aimed to capacitate participants on Continuous Professional Development Policy and Accreditation Process. The purpose is to make the participantsunderstand  the importance of Continuing Professional Development for teachers to improve their professional knowledge, competence, skill and effectiveness, adopt the CPD guidelines in developing CPD programs, and acquire knowledge and skills in the preparation of instructional design/documents for PRC accreditation. Through this, SDO’s commitment to provide quality learning and development activities for teachers will be achieved. 

Participants of the the seminar were inspired by message given by Dr. Ibanez. He challenged the supervisors, school heads and all other  “education champions” to have PRC-CPD accredited trainings next year. He wished to see on the certificates that instead of number of hours, it would be number of CPD units.

The topics on the seminar was facilitated by Dr. Sarah M. Sison, SEPS-HRD and Dr. Marco D. Meduranda, EPS-English who are also the two CPD Focal Persons of the Division. Dr. Sison tackled the PRC-CPD Accreditation Process and Documents Preparation while Dr. Meduranda taught the participants the step by step way of preparing the instructional design. 

After the presentation of topics, participants were given 2 hours to prepare their instructional design followed by the presentation of outputs by the selected schools.  Dr. Meduranda critiqued the draft output and gave ways on how to come up with a very informative instructional design.

The post evaluation of the activity showed very positive results as principals  and supervisors demonstrated enthusiasms and commitment to provide quality professionals development for teachers.