ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT (168) PARTICIPANTS affirmed to be “champions of education” in the recently concluded Division Learning Recovery Planning at the Forest Crest, Tagaytay City, June 9-10, 2022.

The said face-to-face workshop held away from the hustle and bustle of the city had the Schools Division of Paraῆaque organized since the pandemic. It gained positive feedback and thoughts from the participating schoolheads and teachers, citing that it would help them become resilient, creative, and innovative so they could reshape education for equitable and inclusive education.

Aside from that, the pleasure brought about by the cozy accommodation, enough rest, and oozing energy from the program hosts and facilitators, notwithstanding the wits of the speakers, set the mood of the participants.

Schools Division Superintendent Evangeline P. Ladines discussed comprehensively the highlight topic of the planning workshop, which was the framework of Blended Learning (BL) version 3, which necessitated all schools to deliver a variety of learning environments and meaningful opportunities for all students. The discussion centered on the framework – purpose, curriculum implementation design, learning resources, learning experiences, and learning outcomes  aligned  with  the  NCR  –  PRIME  (provide reinforced instruction, periodic monitoring, and evaluation) goal of the learning recovery plans (LRP) to address the Logged in + (loss, gaps, and gains in basic education) in the new normal.

Superintendent Ladines explained LRP as a complete and achievable approach to guaranteeing that all learners are engaged in a meaningful learning experience through a combination of in-person and distance learning modalities (blended learning) and accentuating the expectations and realities of the BL affecting the LRP.

The  individual  schools  drafted  the  shared  visions  and  SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, reliable, time-bound) goals as workshop outputs collaboratively and judiciously crafted in separate small groups. During the plenary session, these outputs undertook constructive comments and suggestions from the team of training facilitators led by the superintendent herself, with Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Violeta M. Gonzales aptly taking her time with pride and conviction in discussing the Shared Vision for Learning Recovery among Leaders.

Dr. Gonzales stressed that the secret behind success in crafting the LRP is to be in the same boat in pursuing the goal. With the assistance and support that the SDO gets from the internal and external stakeholders, “we can achieve what we plan or aspire for as we are in this together,” she said.

Other topics tackled by the respective speakers and facilitators opened doors to more insightful ideas during the workshops: Enrolment and Registration by Ms. Maria Teresa DL Manansala; Managing School’s Daily Operations – Preparatory Stage by SGOD Chief Thelma F. Montiel; Curriculum Implementation Design by CID Chief Bernardo N. Mascarina; Learning Resource, Experiences, and Outcomes by LRMDS Supervisor Rodel C. Apostol; Presentation of Performance Indicators and LARS by Dr. Rosie O. Rumbaoa; School-Based Management Monitoring Results by Ms. Manansala; and Proficiency Assessment of Learning Outcomes by Dr. Arlyn M. Brigola.

The participants of the planning workshop were the schoolheads, selected Master Teachers, Head Teachers, and LRP/SIP focal persons, CID and SGOD Education Program Supervisors, Public Schools District Supervisors, Education Program Specialists, and Program Development Officer (Youth Formation). (by Reena G. Orquina)