September 1, 2020 – Contextualizing the Basic Education-Learning Continuity Plan (BE-LCP) into a local setting, DepEd CALABARZON expressed their preparedness for the implementation of hybrid learning for School Year 2020-2021.
In a Handang Isip, Handa Bukas press briefing on Monday, Regional Director Wilfredo Cabral reported that the status of their learning resources readiness is in the advanced stage as the region is all set to accommodate its three million enrolled learners.
“Ang atin pong enrollment ay patuloy na tumataas at sa kasalukuyan meron na itong bilang na mahigit na 3 milyon. At meron tayong mga inihanda na mga curriculum guides sa iba’t-ibang learning modality at ating inihanda yung ating learning resources sa bawat modality, kung saan ang Region 4 ay nasa advance level na ng paghahanda maging ang mga paaralan,” RD Cabral said.
DepEd CALABARZON’s LCP implementation is anchored to the PIVOT 4ALCP with eight key points, including resource mobilization and assessment.
“Ang atin pong assessment o pagtataya ng mga kasanayan at kaalaman ng ating mga estudyante ay sabay din po nating inihanda sa ating curriculum, at patuloy ang pagsasanay ng ating mga guro. Minabuti natin na ang ating resource mobilization na nakatuon sa human finance and partnership ay mabigyan din po ng kaukulang pansin. At nakakatuwa na lahat ng mga stakeholders ay patuloy na nagbibigay ng suporta sa ating paghahanda para sa taong ito,” RD Cabral added.
The regional contextualized LCP also features advanced curriculum guides and training for teachers as well as a contingency plan on health standards as a response to the pandemic.
From the 3 million learners, RD Cabral cited Imus National High School as an example of how the region is preparing for the upcoming school year from the learning delivery modality decision stage to the distance learning dry run.
With the majority of its learners going for online and modular distance learning, Imus NHS sought an intensive process to determine the modality of best fit for learners.
Support and engagement of stakeholders also assisted the school in its preparation such as “BIDA I-KonEk Mo” in cooperation with Converge IT Solutions provided fiber optic connection for school’s virtual education studios and free connection for learners. Further, the “Eskwela Kooperatiba” is bound to assist learners who are having difficulty in acquiring gadgets for online learning.
“Patuloy po ang paghahanda at magiging matagumpay ang SY 2020-2021, sapagkat, mayroon tayong mga LGU at Stakeholders na handang tumulong para sa ating pag- papatuloy ng edukasyon.” Regional Director Cabral noted.
During the press briefing, Undersecretary for Field Operations Revsee Escobedo emphasized that distance learning simulations are still being conducted in different schools and divisions nationwide with the active support of barangay and LGU officials.