Supervisors complete the ILP-DDS
The CID supervisors finished the Module 2 of the Instructional Leadership Program for Division and District Supervisors (ILP-DDS) held last May 20-26, 2018 at the Eurotel Hotel Makati. This was organized by the Human Resource Development Division of DepEd National Capital in keeping with the mandate of the Department to provide the continuous professional development of its personnel specifically designed to capacitate the supervisors in their conduct of duty. Module 2 covered the core of effective instructional leadership in the K to 12 Program with the following topics:
Challenges of the 21st Century Instructional Leaders
Supervisors as Leaders of Training
Standards for Instructional Supervision
Interpersonal Approaches to Supervision
Instructional Supervisory Tools
Feed Up: Getting Ready for Instructional Supervision
Monitoring and Evaluating Instruction
Feedback: Conducting Post Supervisory Conference
Assessing Learning Outcomes
Understanding the Design, Development and Enhancement of Learning
Facilitating Adult Learning
Designing Training Proposals and Modules
Differentiated Instructional Planning and Reporting
Integration and Re-entry Plan: Instructional Leaders in Action Lines-Revisit, Reform and Retool
The participants were grouped into three classes that allowed the 11 representatives of SDO-San Juan to work with the other delegates. There were a lot of workshops and activities that revisited the different supervisory tools used in the field and reflected their applicability in the ever changing context of supervision. A substantial discussion on the different interpersonal approaches ensued as the participants shared insights on their leadership styles and the impact these create in the workplace. Monitoring and evaluation activities were also highlighted as the speakers talked about the standards and mechanisms in place as well as the conduct of classroom observation. They were made to watch certain videos and react on the way the pre and post conferences were held using their current practices and then, cross-examined the same using the standards presented. The sessions made sure that instructional supervision takes the priority in the mindset of the supervisors so there was a need to strengthen the support intervention strategies available in the field especially that Schools Division Offices are in charge of the progress monitoring while the region looks after the outcome. It was said that the trend nowadays is to uncover rather than cover giving premium on the depth of the curriculum over its breadth. The mandate of the unit, Curriculum Implementation Division (CID), is to ensure that the different programs, projects, and activities (PPAs) are in place and serving their purpose that puts learners at the core in schools and learning centers. The dynamics on the Learning Action Cell were examined as this allows participants to make sense of the data gathered from the field and turn these into collaborative learning to improve practice or solve the pressing needs. In addition, coaching and mentoring were also explored as to how else these two powerful ideas can yield productivity and further facilitate adult learning.
The seminar culminated on the presentation of the concept paper by the supervisors. They had to nominate three problems from their respective clusters or area and then, they will look into possible solutions. They would have to anchor these on the strategic plan of the region that was then cascaded in the plenary. This would serve as their application project to be implemented in the division as the terminal output of the leadership program.
Module 2 focused on the core of instructional leadership that must be imbued by the CID supervisors. It helped them explored the supervisory tools and various approaches that can strengthen their leadership in providing relevant technical assistance and in creating training proposals and modules designed to improve the teaching-learning process. It also widened their network as they build partnerships and linkages in other divisions in order to enrich their perspective in doing their work. The concept papers they presented would also be beneficial to the division as they begin to work on their proposals in the application project. It is envisioned that such application projects would improve the teaching-learning process, close the gaps, or sustain existing programs that are deemed effective. Furthermore, it helped increase the competence and confidence of the supervisors in their line of work as they also learned to collaborate with others and be more purposeful in their engagements as they work towards the same organizational goals articulated in their mandate.
The supervisors will work on their final concept paper upon the approval of the Schools Division Superintendent and commence on their application project, the details of which will still be deliberated by the members of groups in the subject area.
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Article written by:
Mrs. Marnelli B. Tolentino (Education Program Supervisor for English)