DepEd- Lucena holds Grade 5 K to 12 training
The Department of Education (DepEd) Lucena City grade 5 teachers attended the K to 12 Mass Training of Teachers (MTOT) intended to provide them concrete understanding of the basic knowledge of the Grade 5 curriculum, learning standards and competencies, assessment and teaching plan held at Nawawalang Paraiso Hotel and Resort, Brgy. Camaysa, Tayabas City on April 24-30.
The seven-day training gathered together almost 144 teachers, 10 trainers and 9 Technical Committees in the division for the implementation of the K to 12 Program, specifically the Grade 5 teachers, in their respective areas. The K to 12 MTOT provides them with opportunities to acquire and demonstrate the cognitive and affective competencies they need in effective implementation of the Grade 5 Curriculum and ensure them with capabilities to perform various tasks in the effective delivery of the curriculum and their role as facilitators of learning.
During the opening program, the participants were provided updates through recorded video messages of DepEd Secretary Bro. Armin A. Luistro , Usec. Dina S. Ocampo, Regional Director (RD) Diosdado M. San Antonio, Assistant Regional Director (ARD) Beatriz G. Torno in gearing up for the nationwide implementation of K to 12 MTOT comes 2016.
Among the messages highlighted in Luistro’s synthesis were: the K to 12 is not a one man show, it does not only transform the curriculum, but even us. Usec. Ocampo delivered her video on the timelines, plans, classroom assessment (DepEd Order No. 8 s. 2015) and updates on the K to 12 program wherein subjects are taught from the simplest concepts to more complicated concepts through grade levels in spiral progression. As early as elementary, students gain knowledge in areas such as Biology, Geometry, Earth Science, Chemistry, and Algebra. This ensures a mastery of knowledge and skills after each level.
Dr. Aniano M. Ogayon, SDS, called for active participation of the participants on the duration of the training to attain the objectives of the K to 12 curriculum. Dr. Jerome A. Chavez encouraged the participant to get started which is the secret of getting ahead.
Parallel sessions were run by different capable National and Regional Trainers from the Division of San Pablo City, Ma. Filipina P. Drio, EPS-Mathathematics; Mrs. Lerma M. Baldonado for PE and Health, School Head; from the Division of Tayabas City, Mr. Sherwin Quesea, EPS-MAPEH and from the Division of Lucena City were Clifford S. Lagar- English, Marivel J. Pabellosa- Music, Rolan B. Catapang-EsP, Leilani P. Tan-EPP, Pablito R. Alay, PSDS-AP, Modesta R. Jaurigue, EPS- Filipino and Dr. Roselyn Q. Golfo, EPS- Science.
As a whole, the K to 12 MTOT was successfully conducted as the Program Evaluation of the participants harvested with almost a rating of four (4), Strongly Agree.
Dr. Karina R. Bautista
M&E- SDO-Lucena City