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Pool of Writers and Illustrators Converge for Quality Learning Materials

A total of 48 educators braved the rains and finished what they were set off to do during the three-day writeshop held at the SDO Conference Hall and the Linden Suites on 22, 24 and 25 August 2019. Armed with grit and passion, selected English and Filipino teachers from elementary to senior high school joined forces to work on least mastered competencies and come up with meaningful worksheets designed with varying levels of difficulty for different learners.

[endif]--“The objective is to contextualize reading materials that the learners can use while addressing the gaps in the instructional materials available in the field,” said Ms. Eulafel C. Pascual, the Filipino supervisor who was one of the proponents along with the English supervisor, Ms. Marnelli B. Tolentino.

Meanwhile, Mr. Orlando D. Claor of the Learning Resources Management System (LRMS) Coordinator emphasized the need to increase the materials being uploaded in the division portal. He made sure that his team composing of Mr. Michael P. Rull, the Project Development Officer, and Ms. Vilma T. Padilla, the Division Librarian, would be there even after the workshop for technical assistance. He added, “This collaboration project is important as we want our teachers to be more engaged in the development of quality materials that we can be proud of to be used for alternative delivery mode (ADM) or supplement what we have in the schools.”

Moreover, the teachers were equally delighted with the experience having been billeted at the Linden Suites. The venue served its purpose of giving them conducive ambience for the creative juices to flow with the group of illustrators headed by Mr. John Paolo S. Alad of San Juan National Senior High School in attendance. There was no distraction which allowed the participants to focus on the tasks at hand. Incidentally, a teacher from Kabayanan ES named Ms. Ruth V. Morada actually had a mini-celebration as her birthday fell on the second day of the workshop.

Chief Education Supervisor Dr. Helen G. Padilla stayed with the group for three days. She extended her gratitude to the teachers who heeded the challenge to contribute to the limited repository of quality learning materials in the LRMS portal. In closing, she reiterated the need to promote literacy using well-thought out worksheets that tackle the least learned competencies across the key stages in English and Filipino.

Article written by:

Marnelli B. Tolentino - Education Program Supervisor (English)


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