Schools Division of General Trias City through the Learning Resource Management System Division conducted a seminar about creating effective on illustration and showing how modules and storybook should be done to test its effectiveness before implementing and using them for the learners held in Alfonso, Tagaytay, November 13 to 15.

Module and storybook making are the toughest tasks yet they are the most helpful materials to assess students’ capabilities, to get the learners interest, and most importantly, to challenge the modern times not just for the students’ improvement but also for the teachers’ growth as professionals and as persons.

The said training was meant to teach Learning Resource (LR) coordinators to turn their imagination into reality and for the stories they created to unfold its true essence. As the resource person said, “We are only limited by our own imagination.” Through this training, LR coordinators were given the chance to explore the deeper meaning of making effective materials for learners.

With the help of the experts in module and storybook writing, participants listened to the discussion which included the rules, the stories that should be published, and the use of creativity to attract readers. They actively took part in the activities where each coordinator showed what they had learned and come up with good ideas that had been approved.

Aside from the hard materials introduced and discussed, educational applications were tackled and promoted as major support in learning technology, whether they are good sources of evidence or bad provider of information, they cannot be disregarded.

In connection with this, three LR pioneers namely Division Librarian Paulina S. Crescini, Gov Main Licensed Librarian Annaliza Q. Aviles, and LR PDO II Renchie Majillo were able to share about the importance of technology as an evident source of learning. Through their discussion, they showed that the years pass, people should be more innovative.

There were activities that can be considered as the easiest ways of learning. Materials taught by the experts were a win-win situation for both LR coordinators and for the students because they are not just part of the participants’ learning but for the improvement of the students as well. In addition, the real essence of the seminar was to show the skills of participants, to grab the opportunity to learn greater things than before and most importantly, to continue to love what teachers are supposed to do, to grow and to take challenges by overcoming the huge responsibility as professionals and as persons. 

“You made it this far and with that, hindi imposible na tayo ay makakarating sa ating paroroonan. We have put General Trias in the map of CALABARZON,” mentioned CID Chief Laura O. Garcia. She even urged and challenged everyone to be consistent in everything they do.

Meanwhile EPS in LRMS Ma. Criscel R. Negosa said, “Ang hamon ay ASAP! Serbisyong hindi para sa sarili, kundi serbiyo para sa batang Gentriseno.”

Indeed, the teamwork will make the dream work together for the future of the learners. (Gwen Denisse L. Dimapilis, Teacher I, Andres A. Nocon National High School, General Trias City)