Some members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (PPPP) Provincial Advisory Council (PAC) sign a Memorandum of Agreement with the provincial government to enhance the implementation of social services in the province. (MBL, PIA CAR, Ifugao)

DTI - CAR Regional Director Myrna Pablo (right) and DTI Baguio - Benguet Provincial Director Samuel Gallardo (2nd from left) with the officials of the LGUs of Baguio City, and the Benguet towns of La Trinidad, Sablan and Tublay in a photo opt during the awarding of top performers in the 2020 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index. (DTI Photos)

Governor Jerry Dalipog (fourth from left) and other provincial officials receive the two plagues of the Condition Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) Annual Governance Reform Award from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the province. (Photo: R. Buenconsejo)

Cordillera Regional DRRM Council and Regional Task Force COVID - 19 Chairperson Albert Mogol presides the first joint coordination meeting to look into the 2020 accomplishments and lay down a proactive roadmap for 2021 in dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic and other possible threats and hazards that may endanger life and properties in the region. (OCD - CAR photos)

DepEd explores strategies to ease learning in blended modalities

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Oct.14 (PIA) - - The Department of Education (DepEd) is continuously exploring approaches to make blended learning modalities accessible and easier understood by learners in this time of COVID-19 pandemic where  face to face learning is not allowed.

DepEd Undersecretary Alain del Pascua in his recent visit in the Cordillera region said DepEd employs different learning modalities to keep up with the delivery of accessible and better learning options such as utilization of printed materials, production of TV/radio episodes, through online and social media platforms.

Del Pascua explained that even if modular learning is the option adopted, learners can still access the self-learning modules (SLMs) and episodes through the DepEd TV, DepEd Commons or through Youtube channel.

The SLMs can be accessed in the various platforms to reinforce learning.   Sooner the learning materials may also be available through facebook, he said.

Del Pascua said learning episodes for Kinder to Grade 12 are shown in DepEd TV over IBC 13, a government-owned television station, from 7:00AM   to 7:00PM   from Monday to Saturday at 30 minutes each.  

“Kaya ‘yung mga bata na may modular meron siyang printed material. Manuod lang sila ng TV kung ano’ng oras lalabas ‘yung lesson nila. Kasi kung ano ‘yung nasa printed material iyon din ‘yung lalabas sa TV,” (Students who are into modular learning have printed materials. But they can watch over television on a scheduled time showing the same lesson as in the printed material), del Pascua said.

 Learning can be reinforced by watching the lessons on TV because it can be easier   understood if somebody is explaining what is in the printed material, he added.

DepEd Commons is an option for those who have access to equipment such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers and internet.

DepEd through the Department of Information and Communication Technology has partnered with the giant telecommunication networks to forego charges in accessing the site, so using   DepEd Commons does not incur data charges, he said.

Learners and teacher even without cellphone load can go to DepEd Commons and download all the materials, he assured.

“So anytime of the day if you miss the TV episode, it can be downloaded from the DepEd Commons or from youtube channel. This is what we call as blended learning,” del Pascua expounded.

Del Pascua   bared that in the pipeline to improve and strengthen teaching is through the Public Education Network or PEN which give access to connectivity in all of the DepEd system that will make available all learning materials, internet connectivity for the last mile schools program through the installation of solar energy and satellite and provision of internet connectivity by tapping local power utilities. 

The DepEd’s Last Mile Schools Program  is also being pursued  to address the gaps in resources and facilities of schools that are located in geographically isolated and disadvantaged and conflict-affected areas (JDP/SCA-PIA-CAR)

By Susan Aro

Baguio

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Mt. Province

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IFUGAO

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