NEAP, RCTQ to jointly develop covid-responsive modules for teachers, school leaders
Teachers and school leaders will be better guided to support their students during the COVID-19 pandemic as RCTQ partnered with the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) in developing two online modules that will assist the Department of Education in supporting teaching and learning during and after the health crisis.
The two modules will offer DepEd teachers and school leaders illustrations of good teaching practices that elaborate two indicators of the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST), namely:
“Use differentiated, developmentally appropriate learning experiences to address learners’ gender, needs, strengths, interests and experiences” (PPST Indicator 3.1.2),” and
“Plan and deliver teaching strategies that are responsive to the special educational needs of learners in difficult circumstances, including: geographic isolation; chronic illness; displacement due to armed conflict, urban resettlement or disasters; child abuse and child labor practices” (PPST Indicator 3.4.2).
These indicators are among those identified in DM 50, s. 2020 or the DepEd Professional Development Priorities for Teachers and School Leaders for School Year 2020-2023. They were also identified in the RCTQ’s PPST validation study (2016) as among the most difficult for teachers.
The modules will guide teachers in demonstrating the two indicators as they deal with emerging circumstances associated with the COVID-19 crisis or other disruptions caused by disasters or calamities. The twin modules will also provide a useful reference in undertaking the Results-based Performance Management System (RPMS). Through the modules, school leaders will be guided on how to mentor beginning teachers so they become better in their practice.
Designed to be accessible online, the modules will make use of different learning approaches and modalities through distance and blended (multi-modal) learning. They are also suitable for Learning Action Cells (LAC), online presentations, classroom applications and mentoring. The modules will be rolled out to 900,000 teachers and school leaders.
RCTQ’s assistance is premised on DepEd Order No. 11, s. 2019 or the Implementation of the NEAP Transformation, which named the Center as the provider of technical assistance. The project is supported by the Australian government through its Philippines COVID-19 Development Response Plan.
The RCTQ team of the project is led by senior managers Dr. Levi Elipane and Dr. Allen Espinosa, assisted by project officers Ms. Franchita B. Alcausin and Ms. Donnadette SG Belza, and with assistance from Dean Eva Callueng of the University of the East and Ms Lirio Mapa from the Teach for the Philippines.
Download the project brief on the Development and Validation of COVID-Responsive Modules on PPST Indicators 3.1.2 and 3.4.2.https://www.rctq.ph/?p=2431NewsCOVID-19,NEAP Transformation