SDO San Juan holds its First PRC CPD Accredited Seminar
In line with the implementation of the RA No. 10912 otherwise known as CPD Law of 2016, DepEd Schools Division Office of San Juan City held its first PRC CPD Accredited Seminar on 28-29 May 2019 to cater instructional leaders’ need as part of the SDO’s commitment to provide quality learning and development activity that will enable to support the instructional processes in the school level. The seminar on “Standardizing Learning Action Cell (LAC) Sessions” was attended by 75 master teachers, school heads, and SDO officials and personnel.
The first day of the seminar was filled with vigor and enthusiasm with the inspirational message by Dr. Alejandro G. Ibañez, OIC – Schools Division Superintendent. In his message, he emphasized the importance of continuous learning process for instructional leaders who provide technical assistance to the frontlines of DepEd, the teachers. He also pointed out that the constant professional development of teachers and instructional leaders are necessary given the continuous improvement and reforms being introduced in the Department since the implementation of the K-12 Program.
The topics on the seminar were facilitated by Ms. Marnelli Bautista-Tolentino, Education Program Supervisor for English. She started with the situation analysis of the gaps in the practice of Learning Action Cell (LAC) and then continued with the different topics which include the legal basis for LAC including DepEd Order No. 35, s. 2016 and PPST, Effective Conduct of LAC sessions, Creative Facilitation Skills, Ingenious Ways of Monitoring and Evaluation, and Connected Network of Resource Persons. The 2-Day seminar was filled with a lot of stimulating activities and group dynamics, during the 2nd day, Miss Rina Angeles and Jhoana Casignia, Senior High School Teachers, presented activities that enable teachers to attend alternate mode of L&D.
Towards the end of the seminar Mr. Dominique Rivera, Senior Education Program Specialist and Officer-In-Charge for that day challenged the participants by asking them to pledge a commitment in liberating themselves from old L&D practices and to uphold the spirit of instructional leadership by strengthening Learning and Development through Learning Action Cell.
Article written by:
Mr. Dominique Rivera (Senior Education Program Specialist – HRD)