Mankayan public school teachers attend PPST, RPMS Training

MANKAYAN, Benguet – One hundred ninety four secondary public school teachers from Mankayan attended the District Training on Philippine Professional Standard for Teachers (PPST) and Enhanced Results-based Performance Management System (RPMS) for Teachers and School Heads on August 1 to 3 at Dangwa Hall, Belatian, Tabio, Mankayan announced in the Division Memorandum 162, s. 2018.

To understand and appreciate the PPST and the RPMS manual for teachers and school heads, identify the key concepts of the manual and the tools within the RPMS cycle, and submit expected output one week after the training were the objectives of the said training.

Warden Baltazar, the Education Program Supervisor in MAPEH, Tito Bestre, the Alternative Learning System Coordinator and Erlinda C. Quinuan, Tublay Public Schools District Supervisor spearheaded the event and rolled out the sessions.

PPST, RPMS, Self-Assessment Tools (SAT), Classroom Observation Tools (COT), Portfolio Organizing, Professional Annotations and Portfolio Assessment were the seven training session topics tackled.

The said memorandum is in agreement with the Regional Memorandum no. 93, s. 2018 stating the conduct of the Division training beginning July 17 to August 15.

Meanwhile, 288 elementary school teachers from the same district underwent earlier the said training on July 30 to August 1 held at Sapid Elementary School, Pinagayan, Sapid, Mankayan.

“It was abstract and demanding at first but everything came into picture as the training progressed. We will go home not empty handed but full of excellent tools to assess our teaching performance,” said Dominga Dumalti, Master Teacher II at Lepanto National High School, who iterated an idea on RPMS during the giving of impressions.

The said training ended with a challenge by Dr. Rizalyn Guznian, CID Chief of Benguet Division stressing that Every teaching-learning process should be inviting, helpful and most of all result-oriented because your results never lie.

PPST shall replace the National Competency-Based Teacher Standards (NCBTS) through DepEd Order No. 42, s. 2017 that articulates what constitutes teacher quality through well-defined domains, strands and indicators that provide measures of professional learning, competent practice and effective engagement across teachers’ career stages.

Meanwhile, RPMS Manual is crafted with the support of Australian Government through the Basic Education Sector Transformation (BEST) Program and the Philippine National Research Center for Teacher Quality (RCTQ). This manual provides information and guidance to teachers and school heads in the performance assessment process. For teachers, it guides them through the basics of in preparing and completing RPMS documents. For school heads, it contains all the information needed to assess teacher performance.

By JARDSON S. ONIO

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