Baguio City – The Department of Education CAR through the initiative of the Regional Director Beatriz G. Torno conducted another training for the Senior High School Teachers from March 31 to April 3, 2017 (Batch 1-March 31 to April 1 and April 2 to 3, 2017 for Batch 2), under DepEd Regional Memorandum 059, s.2017 at Brentwood Apartelle, Baguio City. The training was a 2nd Tranche of the Mass Training of Senior High School Teachers on General/Common Topics.
The objectives of the training are to provide senior high school teachers with concrete understanding of the general/common topics of the K to 12 curriculum. The participants were oriented on Deped Order 42, s.2016 (Lesson Planning), RA 4670 (Magna Carta for Teachers), RA 9710 (Magna Carta for Woman), RA 7836 (Code of Ethics for Teachers), Gender and Development (GAD), Learning Resource Management and Development System (LRMDS), and School Structure and Processes.
Participants to the activity are all Senior High School Teachers of Schools Division Offices of the TVL, Academics, PE, Sports, Arts and design Tracks. For batch 1, there are 335 participants from Abra, Apayao, Baguio and Benguet Division while for Batch 2, there are 321 participants from the divisions of Ifugao, Kalinga, Mt. Province, and Tabuk City.
The trainers/facilitators are the Regional NEAP Facilitators who are from the different divisions. Trainers from the division of Baguio are Jerry Ymson, Marilyn Apiit, Xylene Grail Kinomis, Gemma Lomboy, Lourdes Lomas-e, and Cris Olivia. For the division of Benguet, there were three trainers namely Marilyn Tolbe, Francis Peckley, and Sonia Sonia Dupagan. Jennifer Duran and Remedios Quinio from Kalinga division. Shalimar Cailin and Nemia Lite for Mt. Province. Jasmine Bringas, Evangeline Dulnuan Conchita Wagawag for Abra, Ifugao and Tabuk City divisions respectively. There were also trainers from the regional office in the person of Ethielyn Taqued, Carnel Meris and Jennifer Ande.
The participants were divided into several classes with assigned class managers. During the closing ceremony, representatives from each class gave their insights about the training. One of the participants said that “Teaching is not to get rich, but a true Service.” There were positive and negative insights that the participants get from the training and there is a clamor for regional training for LRMDS. In response to this, Ms. Emilia Faustino the Chief of Curriculum Learning and Management Division said that it will be recommended and handled by the Schools Divisions Superintendent because it will be best if the training will be in a smaller group because the quality of trainings if it is in smaller group is better than that of a bigger group. She also gave an update in education which is to encourage SHS teachers to go and indulged on research for this research will be funded and will be presented internationally. She ended her message by saying “Bring home the Cast, C-Competencies and Commitment for which you were able to equip yourselves with the competencies of a SHS teacher; A-Attitude, no matter what counts, the one that counts is the attitude; S -Service; H-Humility or Humbleness, stay foot on the ground for whatever achievements that you will have in your career as a SHS teacher.”
BY CLARITA EMILIO EDDIO