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Selected English, Filipino, and SpEd teachers in the elementary and secondary public schools of San Juan City attended the Literacy for Inclusive Education last June 3, 17, 21, and 22 (two half days in lieu of June 10, 2023). The three-day seminar-workshop was held at SDO Conference Room.

After the preliminary activities, Ms. Vilma T. Padilla, Division Librarian II, was introduced for the topic, Completion of Meta Data and Other Forms for LR Publication. It was followed by another equally important topic, Overview of Creative Commons and Technical Specification for Inclusive Education Learning Resource Materials with Mr. Anthony James H. Vizmanos, Division Project Development Officer II, as the resource speaker.

The next session continued in the afternoon with Ms. Melany C. Fernandez as the facilitator. She was given the task to discuss the Legal Bases and Updates on Inclusive Education. She is currently handling selected students with learning difficulties in San Juan National High School.

The next speaker in the afternoon was Mr. Sammy E, Ursua, Master Teacher from San Juan National High School. He was the discussant for the topic, Filipino Sign Language in Teaching Learners with Disabilities in the Regular Classroom. This was an offshoot of his attendance at the regional seminar on the same topic. A workshop followed after the session.

The second session of the seminar-workshop was set on July 17, 2023, with Ms. Kristine Canon as the resource speaker. Because of her rich experience as an educator at De la Salle University, she becomes one of the most invited speakers in the region. She tackled the topic: Factors that Affect the Development of Literacy Skills. After her comprehensive talk, Ms. Kristine gave ample time to the teacher participants to raise relevant questions regarding their concerns on the topic discussed. The session continued in the afternoon for the seminar-workshop.

When the second session of the seminar was moved (June 10, 2023) due to teachers’ activity in the city government, it was reset for two half days (June 21-22, 2023) at the same venue. In those days, the teachers were grouped according to different levels to produce original outputs on literary stories/poems intended to be used in their classroom teaching. Before the session winded up in the afternoon, the participants presented their various outputs under the close supervision of Ms. Eulafel C. Pascual, Filipino Supervisor and Ms. Marnelli B. Tolentino, English Supervisor.

On the last day of the session, the participants were also given the chance to use the Division Media Room to shoot. It was followed by the presentation of the Podcast with critiquing. All the accomplished outputs were put in a google drive and served as one of the requirements for the issuance of their certificates.

After the completion of the tasks for the three-day seminar-workshop, a short closing program concluded the activity for Inclusive Education.

Article written by:

Dr. Emma A. Sendiong

Education Program Supervisor - EsP and SPED


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