/ 6 November 2021

FOR a snag-free implementation of limited face-to-face classes, the Department of Education held an orientation for school implementers and their instructional leaders.

Education program supervisors, school heads and teachers in Grades 1 to 3 and Senior High School TVL track gathered to learn about the operational dynamics and interplay between distance learning and face-to-face classes through a platform provided by the Bureau of Learning Delivery.

BLD specialists delivered their sessions on Designing Learning Progress Checklist, Implementing Considerations for Inclusivity, Developing the Weekly Home Learning Plan, and Understanding the Blended Learning Process as the critical areas to be considered in the combined in-school and off-school approaches.

Each session was followed by an open forum to clarify concerns on the teaching-learning process that come along with the novelty of blended learning.

“We have to ensure that learners are on-task and that every moment we spend with them is productive. We have to be patient and considerate of our learners because their well-being is as important as the efforts we exert to foster their cognitive development,” Education Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction Diosdado San Antonio said.

BLD Director Leila Areola reiterated that shared responsibility is the core principle on which the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes is anchored.

“Conducting the limited face-to-face classes is as important as looking at it with the same perspective to make ourselves as co-owners of this endeavor to ensure that learning happens,” Areola said.