National Reading Framework, on the go!
English Supervisor Marnelli B. Tolentino attended the National Conference of Division Reading Coordinators all over the country to conduct the Evaluation of Existing DepEd Reading Programs held on November 7-11, 2022 at the Red Hotel, Quezon City. This event gathered the division focal person for Reading to review the existing reading programs being implemented in the field as consolidated by the regional representatives tasked to report the result of the reading survey given prior to the set schedule.
There were also presenters from the private schools like the Raya School and Miriam College which talked about their best practices and highlighted the role of libraries in promoting genuine love for reading. Inputs were also given by the Bureau of Learning Delivery through Dr. Rosalina J. Villaneza, proponent of the 3Bs Challenge or Bawat Bata Bumabasa, and the representative from the Literacy Coordinating Council who shared their mandate and how they could support the schools, the division, and the region, in advancing the advocacy.
As part of the evaluation, reading experts in the person of Dr. Merry Ruth Gutierrez, Dr. Roderick Aguirre, and Dr. Felicita Pado were also invited to facilitate the crafting of the national literacy framework as well as the operational guidelines that will eventually be released in the field to ensure one solid direction in addressing the literacy gaps with the hope to engage as much stakeholders as possible as proven to be effective by research.
Moreover, the participants were given access to the link for the resources used to serve as reference for their respective program modification and implementation of their respective reading programs while awaiting the final copy of the National Reading Framework and its corresponding operational guidelines. The groupings made were heterogeneous which allowed for the participants to have meaningful conversation as the regions were widely represented in the ten groups that were made resulting in much diverse insights from the crowd.
Article written by:
Marnelli B. Tolentino
Education Program Supervisor - English