The auspices of the eight Schools Division Offices of Zamboanga Peninsula boosted a close-to-perfection staging of the Soft Opening of Classes on October 1 to iron out possible glitches in the official opening of classes for the school year 2019-2020.
Each schools division office held a Dry Run of module distribution and retrieval with the presence of the parents, barangay officials, teachers, and staff.
While learners stay at their respective homes for the home-based learning setting, relevant sessions were live streamed on division and regional DepEd Tayo Facebook pages, respectively.
One of the sessions was the Health and Safety Protocols which gave the essential tips on how to keep learners, parents and teachers safe and protected in time of COVID19. Health protocols such as social distancing, wearing of face mask, hand washing, sanitizing, solid waste management, and others are among the things that will keep a school a safe zone for distribution and retrieval.
Another session was on the updates of the self-learning modules and how these be used in distance learning.
Moroever, the radio-based and TV-based instructions of the schools division offices of Region 9 are learning modalities that are essential in the full-swing implementation of the Learning Continuing Plan. These learning modalities rally the call for a national effort for Sulong Edukalidad, adapting an enduring learning plan in this VUCA or volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world.
If self-learning modules would be distributed to the learners, the DepEd TV or other division-initiated station IDs would reinforce the instruction, and serve as supplementary learning modality.
As of the moment, the eight divisions have already forged linkages and memorandum of agreement to local TV and radio stations. These stations will allow the airing of TV and radio episodes which will reach even to the remotest areas in Zamboanga Sibugay.
The radio-based instruction explore the pedagogy of remote learning and draw connections to face-to-face instructional practices. The learning episodes create a plan for generating a supportive teacher presence during remote radio-based instruction. Moreover, the radio instruction develop a bank of writing and problem-solving activities that keep students engaged and provide opportunities for formative assessment and feedback based on the teaching and learning context of the school and students.
Moreover, the DepEd TV be used as an effective teaching tool to help build literacy and numeracy skills, address current social issues and energize classroom dynamics.