July 24, 1997 – DO 53, s. 1997 – Institutionalization of the Use of CONSTEL Tapes for Elementary and Secondary School Teacher
To: Regional Directors
Regional Science High School Principals
Divisional Leader School Principals
Private Elementary and Secondary School Principals
- The Continuing Studies in Education through Television (CONSTEL), a joint project of the Foundation for Upgrading Standards of Education (FUSE), University of the Philippines Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (UP-ISMED), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS), shall distribute educational video tapes on Elementary Science, Chemistry and Physics intended to upgrade the teaching capabilities of the subject teachers, starting August 1997.
- Identified schools (see Inclosure 1) as well as selected districts shall each receive a set of thirty tapes for each of the three subjects with accompanying print support materials.
- To maximize the use of these tapes, district supervisors shall schedule an afternoon session every week when elementary school teachers in the district gather and view/discuss the tapes under their leadership. In the secondary level, principals of DLSs, regional science high schools, ESEP high schools and selected private-school-recipients shall also do the same for secondary school teachers of pertinent subjects. These sessions presided over by district supervisors/high school principals are expected to end with the participating teachers accomplishing a questionnaire that serves to evaluate the quality and the impact of the tapes, (see Inclosure 2). These sessions with teachers may be one of the professional activities during the Midyear Performance Review and Evaluation Week.
- Viewing the regular telecasts of the tapes on Fridays and Saturdays per DECS Memorandum No. 245, s. 1997 on PTV 4 and its provincial stations by the teachers in their own homes can serve as reinforcement of what they have seen and discussed previously during their weekly afternoon sessions.
- In the case of other schools (not recipients) which would like to avail of these educational TV materials, the principals/school heads/district supervisors may inquire from DECS.
- Quarterly consolidated progress reports through the regional offices are expected to be submitted in October and December, 1997 and March, 1998 to Bureau of Secondary Education (Attn.: Mrs. Jo Mariano) and Bureau of Elementary Education (Attn..: Dr. Lidinila L. Santos).
- Immediate dissemination of this Order is expected.
DECS Memorandum: (No. 245, s. 1997)
Allotment: 1-2-3—(D.O. 50-97)
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