Professional development recognition guidelines discussed with NEAP transition team
The draft guidelines for recognizing and authorizing possible professional development service providers under the transformed National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) were extensively discussed at the third meeting of the NEAP Transition Team on November 5 in Marikina City.
The draft document, presented by Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan, contains the Academy’s professional development framework and priorities. It also shows draft procedures for the submission of proposed professional development programs or courses for recognition; submission of proposals; evaluation and approval of proposals; professional development credit; data capture of individual professional development; and sanctions.
NEAP Director Mr. Arnold John Siena presented draft professional development priority programs mapped to the PPST, the details of which were discussed extensively during the meeting.
The proposed interventions for teachers were mapped out according to the seven domains of the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST). The interventions for school heads and supervisors were mapped out according to the domains found in Philippine Professional Standards for School Heads (PPSSH) and Philippine Professional Standards for Supervisors (PPSS).
In addition, three regional directors—Mr. Wilfredo Cabral (Region 4A), Dr. Malcolm Garma (NCR), and Dr. Estela Cariño (Region 2)—presented possible options for the NEAP structure in the regions under the transformed Academy.
Mr. Roy Benson, NEAP IT Officer, and Mr. Mitch Radisson from the USAID-assisted Advancing Basic Education in the Philippines (ABC+) Project, presented their plans on the proposed Professional Development Information System (PDIS) and its different modules including the one which will store the individual professional development profiles of all DepEd teachers in the country.
RCTQ, together with partner SiMERR National Research Centre in Australia, provided technical assistance to DepEd in drafting the recognition guidelines. Based on Department Order No. 11, s. 2019 signed by Sec. Leonor Magtolis Briones, which provided guidelines for the implementation of NEAP transformation, RCTQ will be providing technical assistance to the transition team.
In 2018, RCTQ worked on the NEAP Transformation Study that became the basis for the creation of a task force through DepEd memorandum OM-OSEC-2o18-001 mandated to prepare the detailed design for the implementation of the recommendations, including the institutional transformation and the core program of the proposed transformed NEAP.
Present at the meeting were DepEd undersecretaries Atty. Malaluan and Dr. Diosdado San Antonio; NEAP Director Siena; 14 regional directors; directors of Information and Communication Technology Service (ICTS), Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD), Bureau of Curriculum Development, Bureau of Learning Delivery, Bureau of Educational Assessment, Bureau of Learning Resources, and Teacher Education Council; and representatives from the ABC+ Project, Asian Development Bank, and the Australian Embassy.https://www.rctq.ph/?p=864NewsNEAP,NEAP Transformation