In order to train the region’s teachers in welcoming the new K-12 Basic Education Curriculum, the Department of Education (DepED) – Region VI with support from different educational organizations conducted its first batch of Massive Training of 1,006 English and Filipino Grade 7 teachers on K-12 Basic Education Curriculum at West Visayas State University (WVSU) that started last May 7.
The K-12 or the K-6-4-2 model involves kindergarten, six years of elementary education, four years of junior high school (Grades 7 to 10) and two years of senior high school (Grades 11 to 12).
“The group of trainers for English and Filipino teachers is a combination of WVSU and DepED identified trainers from various divisions,” said Dequilla.
The identified trainers for English are as follows: Ervin Maravilla, Emmanuel Dayalo, Sarah Ganancial, Dexie Mae Bernardo, Leah Belleza, Mae Bagsit, Rosalie Galvez, Dr. Bonna Palma, Mary June Pineda, and Marievic Violeta.
Whereas, identified trainers for Filipino are as follows: Cristina Cordova, Rhodbe Peñaflorida, Norberto Valles, Sonia Sobredilla, Carol Deatras, Ma. Ernalyn Cepeda, Jonalyn Denusta, Romeo Espedion Jr. and Lorey Tanaleon.
“K-12 Education will be responsive to the needs of our learners not only locally but also globally,” Ballesteros said.
“This will give our youth more opportunities to be globally competitive and productive since a certificate of competency will be given to them after senior high school depending on the field they have chosen to specialize in which varies from science and technology, music and arts, agriculture and fisheries, sports, to business and entrepreneurship among others,” he added.
Participating divisions include Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, Iloilo City, Passi City and Roxas City.
“The past basic education curriculum is timeline bound but the K-12 is more concerned on the outcome of the students. The teacher is given more freedom to use techniques that is more suited to the need of students,” said Reufemia Saulda, a teacher participant.The training is a four week-long event with Science and Math teachers on the second week, Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH) and Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) teachers for the third week, and finally Araling Panlipunan and Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao for the fourth week.
Dr. Lourdes Morano, Dr. Evangeline Ybañez and Dr. Hilda Montaño will be the area course facilitatirs for the second, third and fourth week, respectively.
by John Kevin Arevalo
SILAK Publication, College of Education
West Visayas State University
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