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San Juan participates in the regional training for the RPMS

DepEd NCR organized a regional training of trainers (RTOT) for the Results-Based Performance Management System (RPMS) last May 14-18, 2018 at the Sequioa Hotel, Quezon City. Marnelli B. Tolentino, the division English supervisor, led the team of four Master Teachers namely, Abegail A. Soliman (MTII from San Juan National HS), Magdalena S. Rosopa (MTII from Pinaglabanan ES), Basilia S. Torres (MTII from Kabayanan ES), and Ma. Lucila G. Anatalio (MTI from Salapan ES) and one Head Teacher, Ajigida S. Abelende (HTIII from San Juan NHS) in representing DepEd San Juan in the said activity. The trainers came from the different agencies who were commissioned by DepEd to spearhead the training like from the Philippine Normal University and the UNE SiMERRR National Research Center. Representatives from the Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD) and the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) were also present to answer the issues that arose from the discussion.

According to the manual, “The alignment of the RPMS with the Philippine Professional Standards For Teachers (PPST) has led to the development of new results-based assessment tools which are articulated in the manual. This provides information and guidance to teachers and school heads in the performance assessment process.”

The plenary sessions alerted the participants to the important facets of the two tools that will be used in the field. One is for the Proficient referring to Teachers I-III and the other one for the High Proficient referring to Master Teachers I-IV. They emphasized the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST) as the mother document that defines what teacher quality is through well-defined domains, strands, and indicators that provide measures of professional learning, competent practice, and effective engagement across teachers’ career stages.

Moreover, the two tools were gradually introduced to the participants highlighting the different features that differentiate one from the other, particularly in terms of the indicators. Videos of classroom teaching were shown which served as the common reference for the observation notes and eventually, in the rating sheet, so the participants could have a sense of what it would be like to use the tools.

Meanwhile, preparation and organization for the portfolio followed which enabled the participants to appraise the various means of verifications commonly encountered in the field. A lot of clarifications were made to ascertain that such documents would merit the approval of the raters as acceptable performance measures.

The event ended with the planning session for the school level roll-out in the respective division offices in the region. Materials for the training will just be given on a later date to incorporate the changes that were raised during the discussion.

The regional training was needed in order to form a core group of trainers who will serve as resource facilitators in the conduct of the school level roll-out. This would enable the division trainers to answer issues pertaining to PPST or the use of RPMS-COT in the field and flesh out insights from the teachers and school heads possible solutions to problems that hinder the successful implementation of the program.

An orientation-workshop is scheduled at the Division Office on June 4-6, 2018 to update the DepEd Officials on the Manual and possibly help the division core trainers in the school level roll-out in June.

Trainers award the certificate of participation to the six representatives of SDO-San Juan during the closing ceremonies.

Left: taken during the round table discussion on the issues of Master Teachers in the field. Right: taken during the plenary session where participants were grouped according to their respective SDOs.

Left: taken during the planning session for the school level roll-out. Right: photo op while session is on-going.

Article written by:

Mrs. Marnelli B. Tolentino (Education Program Supervisor for English)

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