Saturday, May 23, 2015

DIC Appears in NEAP National LAC Planning Implementation Workshop

The District In-Charge of Indanan South District attended the 3-day workshop conducted by the National Educators Academy of the Philippines at The District In Charge of Indanan South District attended the 3-day workshop conducted by the National Educators Academy of the Philippines at Astoria Plaza, Escriva Drive, Pasig City from May 20-22, 2015. Seventeen regions of the Philippines participated in the 3-day national workshop. There were schools division superintendents, education program supervisors, district supervisors/in-charge, elementary school principals, secondary school principals and master teachers. Other education service providers like NGOs  were also present in the workshop.

The workshop focused on professional teacher development targeting LAC (Learning Action Cells) be revitalized with policy guidelines for it sustainable implementation in the school level. Out of 17 regions represented by DepED participants, NEAP Central Office, Australian Aid and BEST (Basic Education Sector Transformation) just required one presentation from DpED while the non-DepED education service providers should all present their programs on teacher development. ARMM region represented by Indanan South District became the choice for presentation in the morning of Day 2. Presentation was about the existing best practices on professional teacher development in connection with LAC observed in the school level.

The DIC outlined the following areas in less that 20 slides emphasizing its purpose, topics, method, organizers and frequency:

  1. School monthly INSET
  2. District post conference
  3. Monthly District Learning Forum (DLF)
In the afternoon of Day 1, the DIC belonged to Group 4 doing two activities.

  1. Why - purposes
  2. Who - participants, roles and organizers
  3. What - topics and resources
  4. Where - location
  5. When - frequency
  6. How - formats and method
  1. Strengths
  2. Effects
  3. Impact
  4. Problems encountered
  5. Solutions
  6. Recommendations

In the afternoon of Day 2, regrouping occurred. The DIC joined the Group 3 for the final activity. It was an activity where bloody discussions with different high ranking officials of DepED were so bloody. It would be about the finalization of LAC Implementation Policy Guidelines containing key points below.
  1. Rationale
  2. Objectives
  3. Procedure
  4. Composition of LACs
  5. Frequency and Duration of LACs Sessions
  6. LAC Topics
  7. LAC Implementation
  8. Roles of Different Offices
  9. Monitoring and Evaluation
  10. LAC Financing

In Day 3, it was a group presentation of the outputs. It almost consumed the whole morning until lunch. There were critical discussions, suggestions, recommendation, clarifications and even justifications of the outputs. However, the 3-day workshop ended with harmony and excitement of the participants in dealing with one another for the purpose of LAC Implementation Policy Guidelines that will come soon to every region, division and school for adoption. Sir Dr. John Siena, NEAP Director told me to expect it on July of this year.

Lastly, Certificate of Appearance and Participation was distributed to every participant indicating its equivalent to 24 training hours.

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