Schools Division Office of Cavite Province joined the 10-day workshop on the contextualization of grade 2 learning resources (LRs) for Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) and Araling Panlipunan (AP) at El Cielito Hotel, Makati on February 19-28.

Dr. Emily Quintos, Education Program Supervisor for AP, served as head and editor of the Araling Panlipunan group while DepEd CALABARZON’s EPS Elena Lopez led the MTB-MLE team.

For AP, DepEd Cavite’s Ellen Lopez, Michael Joseph Lapid, John Paul Bernaldez and Amelita Basibas served as contextualizer, layout artist, illustrator, and validator, respectively.

Lipa City’s Rufina Edna de Castro, Leny Leria, and Lorybelle Icaro; Tanauan City’s Maylene Cristobal and Mari Catherine Castillo; Antipolo City’s John Albert Rico; Cavite City’s Jasmin Facturanan; Cabuyao City’s Ma. Daisy Dichoso; Tayabas City’s Joyce Kenneth Cobañas; Calamba City’s Rowena Gocala; and Rizal Province’s Ronalyn Estroga completed the AP group.

Marichu Ramay, Mark Bernaldez, and Jhucel del Rosario also represented SDO Cavite for the MTB-MLE.

Each team contextualized master manuscripts according to contextualization guidelines, standards, and format and layout specifications.

They also reviewed the language, content, and illustrations of the manuscripts prior to their submission to the editor. Language experts assisted in checking the appropriateness of language used in the LRs.

Dr. Quintos underscored the significance of contextualizers being wide readers to come up with sound corrections on any outdated information.

Prior to the contextualization proper, Dr. Bessy C. Agamata, OIC-Chief of Bureau of Learning Resources (BLR), discussed the overview of the development of the Grade 2 master manuscripts.

Dr. Agamata also shared the different areas of content evaluation process. She emphasized the significance of considering the appropriateness of the language to be used in the manuscripts to the target users.

Joselito Asi, SEPS for Production, shared his expertise in editing the illusrations of learning materials. He noted that illustrators must ensure that original artworks are skill/competency-based, culture-sensitive, and appropriate to target users.

Eugene Adrao, BLR Regional EPS and event’s chairperson, led his team in validating the LR’s unit exercises through actual distribution and testing to two adjacent elementary schools. This served as the team’s basis in determining the level of difficulty for each exercise based on Grade 2 competencies.

The contextualized LRs on Grade 2 AP and MTB-MLE shall be reproduced and distributed to the field by June 2018.  (Ellen G. Lopez, Head Teacher, SDO Cavite Province)