Orientation held for DepEd field implementers ahead of enhanced TIP pilot run
RCTQ assisted the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) and the Teacher Education Council (TEC) in holding a virtual orientation on 10 February 2022 for DepEd leaders in the regions who will be involved in the pilot implementation of the enhanced Teacher Induction Program (TIP).
The activity was organized for more than 200 representatives of NEAP regional offices, regional TIP coordinators, and chiefs and senior education program specialists (SEPS) of Human Resource Development Divisions (HRDD) and School Governance and Operations Division (SGOD) in the regions. RCTQ Senior Program Manager Dr. Levi Elipane co-delivered the orientation with NEAP representatives including the NEAP focal person, Mr Jayson Penafiel.
The new TIP coursebooks were recently distributed to all DepEd regional offices and uploaded to the agency’s Professional Development Learning Management System.
RCTQ Director Dr. Gina Gonong, in her message, said the activity “brings us closer to its implementation in the field” of the new TIP.
“A program such as TIP supports newly hired teachers especially the beginning teachers as they start their professional practice, and inspires them to pursue the profession and get better over the years,” said Dr. Gonong.
NEAP Director Mr John Siena said that through this productive engagement with field implementers, “we will be able to effectively implement our pilot implementation of the TIP and lessen issues and concerns when we fully implement the program.”
“Any feedback you can provide to the team will be most welcome and most helpful. We want to give the best experience to our new teachers as the first five years is part of their formative years where they develop their teacher identity,” said Director Siena.
In recalling the start of the NEAP-TEC-RCTQ partnership in 2020 on enhancing the TIP, TEC Secretariat Executive Director Dr. Runvi Manguerra, in his message, said “the enhancement of the TIP ended up with six core courses that were anchored on the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST), aiming to support all newly hired teachers to become more familiar with the system, curriculum, standards and the DepEd community.”
Aside from being PPST-aligned, Dr. Gonong described the contents of the new TIP coursebooks as scenario-based “to help teachers anticipate real-life interactions in the classroom, benchmarked on international best practice, and grounded on data from the field”. She said they also allow job-embedded learning and prepare teachers for their performance assessment in the Results-based Performance Management System (RPMS).
“The course books are given enough duration (one year) to ensure that newly hired teachers have sufficient time to go through the topics and relate them to their new work experiences in the field. They also went through a rigorous review process to ensure that the most essential topics were covered,” the RCTQ director added.
TIP will be one of the program offerings of the transformed NEAP after being transferred from the TEC Secretariat in order to consolidate all DepEd’s professional development programs under the Academy.
Dr. Gonong and Dr. Elipane were joined by RCTQ Senior Project Officer Ms. Ma. Izella Lampos and Research Officer Ms. Cristy Mendoza.
DepEd Order No. 11, s. 2019, signed by Sec. Leonor Magtolis Briones, provided guidelines for the implementation of NEAP transformation where RCTQ was identified as a partner in providing technical assistance.https://www.rctq.ph/?p=3465NewsTeacher Induction Program