March 18, 2021 – DepEd TV, the main television-based instruction initiative of the Department of Education (DepEd), featured its accomplishments and awards during the virtual In-Service Training (INSET) Day 1 on Monday.
Since its official launch, DepEd TV produced 1,981 episodes from the 1st Quarter to the 3rd Quarter of the current school year.
DepEd – ICT Service Director Abram Abanil mentioned that the Department is still ramping up the production of episodes to cover all of the learning competencies in each school subject on the basic education curriculum.
“One of the major programs that we have been developing is yung DepEd TV where we have been producing around 130 episodes per week para ma-air natin sa television itong mga episodes na ito at matuto ang kabataan even if they don’t have face-to-face classes. Tinutuloy namin yan,” Director Abanil said.
The DepEd TV team also reported various milestones, including (1) turnover of approved broadcaster training program and design that are available upon request by SDO who intend to have their localized DepEd TV program; (2) training of 200 Teacher-Broadcasters and production of 640 fully edited, mastered, and formatted broadcast-ready TV lessons, and (3) turnover of 25 audio video lessons by broadcast veterans and complete operations manual for broadcast TV.
These efforts were recently recognized by the Mobiles of Education (mEducation) Alliance as the Department was cited as one of the Policymaker EdTech Champions and the DepEd TV as one of the honorable mentions under the Crisis and Conflict Response category.
Meanwhile, DepEd TV Project Head Salvador E. Manansala reported the Department’s future plans, through the effort of Office of Undersecretary for Administration headed by Usec. Alain Del Pascua, to continue promoting the official learning platforms for blended learning to various SDOs from March to June 2021. These platforms include DepEd TV, ETulay, DepEd Commons, DepEd TV YouTube Channel, DepEd Philippines, and DepEd Tayo.
In a statement, Senator Win Gatchalian, Chairman of the Committee on Basic Education, lauded the DepEd TV production.
“I have to commend DepEd. That is a very good high-quality material, ang ganda ng material. It’s not made out of the backyard. It is really world class,” Sen. Gatchalian said.
The DepEd TV has been airing to 15 TV, radio, and cable operators throughout the country. It is also available on DepEd TV and DepEd Philippines Facebook pages and DepEd TV – Official channel on YouTube.