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New School Year, New Program

Grade I teachers trained on K-12 program

Neil Romano S. Manaog
DepEd Naga City Division

DepEd Naga’s Grade 1 teachers attend the lectures on the new K-12 basic education curriculum.
They will be teaching a new curriculum to the new batch of learners this new school year.

To usher in the implementation of the K to 12 Basic Education Program (K-12) effective this school year 2012–2013, the Department of Education (DepEd) Naga City Division conducted a five-day Division Seminar on K-12 from May 28 to June 1, 2012 at the Villa Caceres Hotel in Magsaysay Street, Naga City.

Some 160 Grade I teachers —both permanent and locally funded in the DepEd Naga’s public elementary schools—were briefed on the importance and the necessity of the curriculum in the Philippine Basic Education.

For five days, the teachers learned the core concepts and salient features the new curriculum; and were also taught the skills and attitudes to effectively manage their pupils. Led by Dr. Emma Cornejo, schools division superintendent; Dr. Loida Nidea, assistant schools division superintendent; and Ms. Meriam Tandog, training director on K to 12, the seminar provided the participants the new Curriculum Guide and Teacher’s Guide for every subject.

Under their supervision and guidance, the teachers were also taught on the new subjects for Grade I, namely: Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB MLE) and Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH). Teachers were also briefed on the new class programming and the new schedules allotted for their subjects.

Aside from Tandog, who is the Division’s Education Program Supervisor (EPS) in Araling Panlipunan, the seminar also featured Mrs. Francia Regulto, EPS in Values Education; and Mrs. Ma. Belen Lurcha, EPS in Science. They were joined by Mrs. Mary Ann Papica, Mrs. Margerie Bathan and Mrs. Rosario De Leon, all elementary school principals of the division.

According to Supt. Cornejo, the participants were not only briefed on the core concepts and salient features of the new basic education curriculum. More important, they were also given opportunities to discuss and express their commitment to the values and attitude which essential to perform their roles and responsibilities as Grade I teachers.

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