BEST PRACTICE. SDS Julieto Hernandez (left) partnering initiatives with Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman (extreme right) whose support of DepEd programs and projects are remarkable.
In response to Department of Education’s (DepEd) call to provide learning opportunity among learners despite surging risk of COVID-19, LGU-Isabela City donated P4M worth of IT equipment to DepEd-Isabela City Schools Division in support of city government’s TeleEdukasyon program with BCH CATV Network Inc. as the implementing partner.
In a report posted in Isabela City Information Office Facebook page dated Feb. 15, BIDS and AWARDS committee partially initiated a negotiated procurement for TELEdukasyon Program Production amounted to P2,180,500 where City Schools Division is topped as lead agency to mobilize the intervention.
Meanwhile, in a short interview with Dr. Maria Laarni Villanueva, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent said that IT equipment will be turned-over to the office upon purchased.
She made mentioned of the crucial role of the strong partnership among stakeholders, which allowed possibility of learning access to students. She also recognized how Isabela City Mayor Sitti DjaliaTurabin-Hataman reached out and be part of the solution to address the learning crisis.
Further, Villanueva asserted that combination of TV-Based and Radio-Based Instructions as part of blended learning modalities are workable and attainable options in addition to existing learning modules this division and others schools produced.
“Our division is topped as implementing agency of TeleEdukasyon program of city government in coordination with the Basilan Cable BCH. Prior to this, we already started creating video lessons culled from CAPSLET and SLM teachers prepared. We adopted TV-Based instruction for regular learners and Radio-Based for ALS learners as blended learning modalities,” Villanueva explained.
Eyed as alternate solution to ‘new normal’ learning setup, TeleEdukasyon program is conceived as Isabela City localized version of DepEd TV Channels watched on YouTube. It is a TV -based teaching, wherein educational materials and instructions produced in video lesson format and broadcasted on the following BCH Network channels 50, 51 and 52 with schedules and plying episodes.
The new program design appeared as the division’s compliance to DepEd Order No. 021, series of 2020 known as Adoption of Basic Education learning Continuity Plan for School Year 2020-2021.
Moreover, Villanueva clearly emphasized that health protocols in the division and among teachers and personnel were strictly followed as mandated in DepEd Order No. 014, series of 2020 known as Guidelines on Required Health Standards in Basic Education, Offices and Schools.
The lady executive described teachers as “modern heroes,” that teachers continuously engaged in various webinars and conferences.
“Teachers even worked beyond the official time like Saturdays and Sundays as they are seen in school complying the deadline for the tasks” she said.
Aspiring to achieve quality learning this pandemic, she reminded parents to guide their children in answering the modules than doing it by themselves. Otherwise, they seek help from any learning facilitators within community.