October 14, 2021 – The Department of Education (DepEd) is eyeing to further expand the reach of DepEd TV after recording 13.91 million learners who were able to access the agency’s television-based learning platform in the previous school year.

“We emphasize the need to maximize the use of DepEd TV as part of the learning delivery modalities under the Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan as this is one of the most widely available modalities for distance learning,” Undersecretary for Administration Alain Del B. Pascua said.

DepEd TV provides an avenue to accommodate the different learning styles of learners. The episodes were designed with more interactive components to capture and sustain learners’ interest while attaining the targeted competencies.

In line with this, for School Year 2021-2022, the Offices of Undersecretaries for Administration, Curriculum and Instruction, and Field Operations released Joint Memorandum No. 002, s. 2021 encouraging all regional and division personnel to actively promote the use of DepEd TV and DepEd Radio (Radio-based instruction), alongside other distance learning modalities to maximize learners’ learning experience.

Moreover, teachers are requested to submit a quarterly report about the usage of DepEd TV as a teaching modality in the new normal.

The Department will use the said reports to assess DepEd TV’s efficacy and effectiveness in ensuring learners understand the lessons and competencies they need for the school year.

“The information we will gather from the reports of our teachers will aid in the development of the alternative solutions and enhancements for our programs to reach out to more learners and teachers, particularly those who do not have access to the internet,” Usec. Pascua added.

Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction encourages teachers to use DepEd TV as a supplemental learning resource to help learners understand their lessons.

“Our DepEd TV episodes follow a weekly plan anchored on the Most Essential Learning Competencies. We encourage teachers to use these resources to support learning together with other distance learning delivery modalities to help learners deepen their understanding of their lessons,” Usec. San Antonio said.

For the availability and schedule of DepEd TV episodes, visit the DepEd TV Program Grid website at http://www.deped.gov.ph/depedtv.

Teachers and learners may also watch episodes via Facebook streaming through the IBC-13 Facebook page at https://web.facebook.com/ibctv13/, DepEd TV Youtube Channel through http://www.youtube.com/c/DepEdTV, and cable partners and specific channels.