/ 24 May 2022

MATHEMATICS and science teachers were recognized at an online awards ceremony recently for developing innovative financial literacy self-learning modules.

During the Search for the Best Supplemental Learning Materials in the Teaching of Defined Key Concepts in Science and Mathematics on May 5, Education Secretary Leonor Briones emphasized the importance of developing effective learning materials.

“We have to further enhance the effectiveness, the usefulness of the materials we are using. It is good to discuss not only politics but also how we can catch up with mathematics, with science, how we can prepare not only the learning capacities of our learners but also the capacity to teach of our teachers,” Briones said.

The Department of Education, with the BDO Foundation, Inc. and Huawei Technologies Phils., Inc., launched the self-learning modules writing competition in December 2021.

The competition was open to teachers who want to develop modules that best integrate financial literacy concepts in Science and Mathematics as an avenue in developing a financially literate citizenry.

The most outstanding submission came from Jouie C. Gloria from Region XI who bagged 1st place. He was followed by Alfie L. Macarulay and Analie M. Calasan (Region X-2nd place).

Others who were recognized were Daylinda E. Lim (Region VIII-3rd place) for the Elementary Science Category, Francis Jude M. Cezar (Region XII-1st place), Nely D. Baylon (NCR-2nd place) and Sheila Ruth C. Quinco (Region XII-3rd place) for the Elementary Mathematics Category.

For the High School Science Category, the awardees were Rheider Jan T. Bartolini (Region XI-1st place), Elma Lyne P. Labio (CAR-2nd place),and Shawn Dwight A. Ga (Caraga-3rd place).

For the High School Mathematics category, those who were recognized were Sonia F. Aninipot and Rhoderick A. Aninipot (Region V-1st place), Raymar M. Galinggan (CAR-2nd place) and Arian Hazel A. Belain and Erwin C. Belain (Region XI-3rd place).

DepEd Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction Diosdado San Antonio expressed his gratitude to BDO Foundation for inculcating financial literacy in students.

“Writing self-learning modules that integrate financial literacy concepts in our learning resources is something that should be supported by everyone because we know that efforts to make the youngsters more financially literate will have to anchor on relevant learning resources,” San Antonio said.

These learning materials will be uploaded on the DepEd learning resource portal, where they can be readily accessed by teachers across the country.