RCTQ joins DepEd, partners in enhancing Learning Continuity Plan for COVID-19
RCTQ joined the Department of Education and its partners in tackling and providing inputs on the agency’s Learning Continuity Plan which outlines the strategies in addressing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through online meetings, RCTQ participated in two of the five sub-groups of the DepEd-formed Philippine Forum for Quality Basic Education (Educ Forum). They are Capacity of Teachers and School Leaders (Sub-Group 3), and Bridging Short, Medium and Long Terms for Sulong EduKalidad (Sub-Group 5).
The other sub-groups are Data Analytics (Sub-Group 1), Learning Strategies and Modalities (Sub-Group 2), and Operational Plan (Sub-Group 4).
Sub-Group 3 is responsible for assessing and identifying critical and timely intervention for capacitating teachers and school leaders in managing and facilitating learning, while Sub-Group 5 aims to come up with recommendations to help build on and reframe existing policies and programs of DepEd’s Sulong Edukalidad initiative and its four pillars (K-12 Curriculum, Improvements to the Learning Environment, Teachers’ Upskilling and Reskilling and Support for School Leadership, and Engagement of Stakeholders).
In November 2019, DepEd convened partners from various sectors including RCTQ to form the Philippine Forum for Quality Basic Education (Educ Forum) to institutionalize a platform for consultation and collaborative research in strategic basic education policy, planning, and programming so that critical issues in the implementation of quality education can be addressed. It forms as a major component of Sulong EduKalidad, DepEd’s campaign for quality basic education under Sec. Leonor Magtolis Briones.
With challenges brought about by the pandemic, the Educ Forum focused on strengthening the LCP which puts together the agency’s major response in ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of learners, teachers, and personnel in the time of COVID-19 while finding ways for education to continue amidst the crisis for the upcoming school year. It will take effect when School Year 2020-2021 starts on 24 August 2020.
The modifications on certain policies and practices as suggested during the online consultations were necessary steps in adapting to the “new normal” within the framework of Sulong EduKalidad.
In the series of meetings in April, RCTQ was represented by Director Dr. Gina Gonong, and senior managers Dr. Levi Elipane, Dr. Allen Espinosa, Dr. Jay Alcoberes, and Mr. Arvin Yana.https://www.rctq.ph/?p=1363NewsCOVID-19,Learning Continuity Plan,Sulong EduKalidad