By: Amelia L Tortola
Education Program Supervisor
Bro. Armin A. Luistro, Secretary of Education, appealed to the 784 Grade 4 teachers of the Division of Bukidnon in his video message played in the two batches of the K to 12 Basic Education Program (BEP) Training. He relayed to the participants that it is necessary to gift the next generation. K to 12 BEP is “Our gift to the 21st Century Filipinos, so that we would be at par to the world”. He asked the teachers to take part in this major undertaking and expressed his confidence that with the teachers’ help and commitment, DepED will continue to pursue the most important reform in the Philippine education.
The roll-out of the 7-day K to 12 BEP Trainings of the two batches with 784 Grade 4 teachers was conducted in 2 venues. The first batch was May 11-17, 2015 and the second batch was May 23-30, 2015. Seven districts were from the northern part of the Division of Bukidnon namely: Manolo Fortich I, Manolo Fortich II, Libona, Baungon, Malitbog, Talakag I and Talakag II hold their training at Demirin Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City with 189 participants and 7 districts were from the southern part of the Division of Bukidnon namely: Kalilangan, Pangantucan North, Damulog Kitao tao I, Kitaotao II, Kadingilan and Kibawe held at Loizas Pavillion, Malaybalay City with 201 participants.
The second batch of the K to 12 BEP training were from the 8 districts of the northern part and 8 districts from the southern part of the Division of Bukidnon. The following districts from the northern Bukidnon were San Fernando I, San Fernando II, Lantapan, Pangantucan South, Sumilao, Cabanglasan, Impasugong I and Impasugong II held at Demirin Holtel, Cagayan de Oro City with a total of 194 participants. and the other 8 districts were from the southern part of the Division of Bukidnon namely: Dangcagan, Don Carlos I, Don Carlos II, Quezon I, Quezon II, Maramag I, Maramag II and Maramag III hold their training at Loiza’s Pavillion, Malaybalay City with a total of 199 participants.
Pursuant to Department Memorandum No. 16, s. 2015, teacher-participants were granted 5 days service credits and non-teaching trainers with 5 days Compensatory Time-off (CTO).
Two batches of trainings were facilitated by 18 Regional Trainers who were trained in the National Training of Trainers (NTOT) held in Ecotech Center, Cebu City and in UP NISMED, Quezon City. The Team A trainers were Amelia L. Tortola-EPS, Daisy Uayan-ESP II, Charles Mahistrado-ESP II, Matilde Cancamo-ESP I, Edwin Gurrea-EPS, Narman Banghal-ESP II, Rollen Sumo-oy-ESP I, Roland Lambo-ESP II, and Dennis Caballes-HT I. The Team B trainers were Gladys Jean Quijada-GC, Teresito Magtabog-ESP II, Cindy Crisfe Roa-ESP I, Jimelyn Lansaderas-ESP I, Budgette Rosas-ESP I, Fhebrez Ido Ylagan-ESP I, Albert Vildosola-PSDS, Maria Stella Virtudes-ESP I, and Ardian Sacolingan-ESP I.
The seven-day training was filled with topics of the 8 learning areas on Curriculum Framework, Walk Through of Teaching Guides (TG) and Learner’s Materials (LM), Teaching Approaches and Methods of Teaching and Learning, Instructional Materials, Daily Lesson Log (DLL), Assessment. Other topics included were K to 12 Updates of Dr. Dina S. Ocampo, (Undersecretary of Programs and Projects),New Guidelines on Classroom Assessment for the K to 12 BEP, Differentiated Instruction (DI) and 21st Century Teachers and Learners.
The Secretary accepted the fact that the program is not perfect and that there is much for the Department to work on. He said that there are still learning curves and needs to meet and challenges to resolve, he stressed. “ He hoped that with the help of the teachers, DepED will be able to roll-out the progress and will keep on improving for the next 3-5 years.
He assured teachers that K to 12 BEP is promising. “It is made by Filipinos for their future generation, a curriculum that could equate anywhere in the world.” He prettily hoped that this journey will be sustainable and will be something that could be proud of for the next generation of Filipinos.