Project HAPAG aims zero non-reader in San Juan
A total of fifty participants attended the Seminar-Workshop on Project HAPAG: Hakbang sa Pagbasa on January 20-22, 2020 at Hacienda Gracia Resort and Hotel in Lubao, Pampanga. English Supervisor Ms. Marnelli Tolentino started with the presentation of data to establish the gaps in students’ achievement scores. Then, Filipino Supervisor Ms. Eulafel Pascual and Nicanor Ibuna ES principal, Ms. Marina Aunzo, gave an orientation on the Department’s Reading Program termed as 3Bs or Bawat Bata Bumabasa from which Project HAPAG hinges on. There was also a demonstration of some reading strategies that teachers can use in skills development for the Big 6 priorities namely, oral language, phonology, phonemic awareness, vocabulary instruction, fluency, and comprehension.
Likewise, principles of the HAPAG modules were discussed highlighting the values and the mindset needed to ensure the success of the program. Lead trainer Ms. Rowena Bambo, narrated her journey of dealing with Learners with Special Educational Needs (LSENs) and shared practical tips on meaningful engagement with the pupils that lead to skills development and actual learning. Moreover, Ms. Sharon Rose Felipe emphasized the importance of proper assessment so as to maximize the learning potential of pupils who will be enrolled in the program. They also taught the teachers on effective monitoring and evaluation that will capture the progress of each child who will be using the modules. The workshop on using songs as teaching tools was an instant hit among the teachers as these can spell fun for the learners.
During debriefing sessions and interview with participants, they shared their grateful appreciation to Ms. Bambo for her insights and practical tips on dealing with struggling readers. The flow of content was relevant and gave them a clear focus on the challenges that awaits them as intervention teachers or beginning reading specialists. Further, their whole stay in the resort was delightful as they enjoyed the relaxing ambience and the generous serving of food. Likewise, they were happy for the copies of the modules they received. Principal-consultants, Dr. Lucila Artuyo (San Perfecto ES), Ms. Marina Aunzo (Nicanor Ibuna ES), and Mr. Lloyd Tulaylay (San Juan ES) were also appreciative for the slots given them in this seminar. Their exposure on how Project HAPAG unfolded in the Division of Caloocan gave them insights as to how else they can run this project in their respective schools. National trainers for Literacy Instruction, Ms. Magdalena Rosopa, Ms. Ma. Lucila Anatalio, and Ms. Emma Carolino, facilitated the session on Handling Reading. Dr. Jonas Feliciano Domingo, Learning Resources Supervisor, served as the Master of Ceremony who also provided key insights in the management of learning resources. ![endif]--
In closing, Ms. Ruth Morada of Kabayanan ES, composed this poem as a synthesis:
By: Ruth V. Morada, Kabayanan ES
Una sa lahat, nais ko pong magpasalamat
Sa ibinigay na oportunidad upang aking
Impresyon ay maibahagi sa lahat.
HAPAG, noong una kong marinig
Ako ay bahagyang kinilig
Masasarap na pagkain aking naisip
Siguradong damit ko na naman ay sisikip.
Sa paaralan noong ibinigay ang memo
Doon ko lang napagtanto
Ang ibig sabihin nito
HAKBANG SA PAGBASA pala, ang seminar na dadaluhan ko.
Unang araw ng talakayan
Ako’y nakaramdam ng kalungkutan
Lalo na nang aking masilayan
Ang ranggo ng aking paaralan.
Ngunit ang sabi ni Ma’am Marney
Ang lahat ay hindi pa huli
Mga bata’y turuang bumasa at umintindi
Lalo na sa Ingles, Filipino, at MTB.
Ayon kina Ma’am Marina at Ma’am Eula
Pagtutuunan ng pansin mga batang ‘di nakababasa
Turuan silang magsalita nang magsalita
Upang masanay at mawala ang hiya.
Salamat kina Ma’am Anatalio at Ma’am Carolino
Mga ibinahaging gawain sa Ingles at Filipino
Siguradong mga bata ay madaling matututo
Kapag ginamit ang mga ito sa pagtuturo.
Pangalawang araw ng pamamalagi
Mga kaalaman ay lalong dumarami
(Kasabay ng bilbil kong dumodoble)
Maraming salamat Ma’am Sharon Rose Felipe
Sa lahat ng kaalamang inyong ibinahagi.
Ang pagtatasa ay napakahalaga
Upang malaman kung saan magsisimula
Interbensyon na ibibigay sa bata
Para matulungang siya ay makabasa.
Para sa ating huling tagapagsalita
Labis po akong natuwa (kayo din po ba?)
Napakahusay bumuo ng kanta
Para madaling matuto ang mga bata.
Ang pinakatampok sa aking isipan
Ay ang tupa na hindi pinabayaan
Sana tayong lahat ay magtulungan
Gawin ang propesyon na ating sinumpaan.
Mensahe para sa lahat ng guro
Tayo nawa’y magturo mula sa PUSO
Kahit pa wala ng natitira sa suweldo
Buong pusong gampanan an gating trabaho.
Para sa nagpataas ng aking balahibo,
Ma’am Rowena G. Bambo
Maraming-maraming salamat po
Ako po ay sumasaludo sa inyo!
Article written by:
Marnelli B. Tolentino - Education Program Supervisor (English)