Nancy Landicho, a trainee in the recently concluded Mass Training of Grade VI Teachers (MTOT), described the whole experience as BEST as she delivered the training impression during the closing ceremony at Tagaytay Haven Hotel, June 3.

The 7-day event which commenced on May 28 according to Landicho is “Balanced, Engaging, Superb and a Total package.”

She said it was the best for “it covered critical contents and pedagogies needed by Grade VI teachers, composed of excellent trainers, manned by approachable management team, with sufficient materials and wonderful meals and accommodation.”

This statement was confirmed by the increasing figures of the daily sessions and facilitators evaluation given by 144 participants. The first day average at 3.75 out of 4 followed by 3.87, 3.88, 3.88 and lastly, 3. 92.

The overall program evaluation which covers program management, attainment of objectives, delivery of content, provision of support materials, program management team and venue and accommodation garnered a rate of 3.93.

Jaypee E. Lopo, lead program manager attributed the success of the training to the “concerted efforts of the entire team and the all-out support of the division and regional top officials.”

In a training synthesis he gave, Lopo provided the attendees glimpses of how the activity was planned, including the challenges and limitations faced, and the extra efforts exerted to deliver the program to meet the expectations of participants and at the same time, without sacrificing the training standards.

The training design included topics on curriculum frameworks, curriculum guides, specific subject area contents, teaching strategies, policies on crafting daily lesson logs/plans, assessment, and awards and recognition of all the 8 subject areas.

Dr. Mary Ann L. Tatlongmaria, Chief Supervisor of the Curriculum Implementation Division challenged the completers to take to the classrooms everything they have learned in the training and gear towards the achievement of the targeted National Achievement Test results.

This undertaking on the implementation of the K to 12 Enhanced Basic Education Program is spearheaded by the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Bureau of Learning Delivery – Teaching and Learning Division (BLD-TLD) and in coordination with DepEd Region IV-A CALABARZON. (Edward D. Garcia, EPS-AP SDO Biñan City)