WCES EOSY enrichment classes, to close learning gaps
In line with the Department Order (DO) No. 25 s. 2022, an amendment to DO No. 13 s. 2018 or Implementing Guidelines on the Conduct of Remedial and Advancement Classes During Summer for the K to 12 Basic Education Program, West Crame Elementary School (WCES) implemented the End-of-School-Year enrichment classes to assist the learners who are most in need of instructional support and to address learning gaps brought primarily by the abrupt pedagogical shift due to the pandemic.
As stated in the memorandum, EOSY classes refer to the remedial and enrichment classes offered within a prescribed number of days during the school break of each school year. It is a structured instructional or formal learning experience in a public or private elementary or secondary school with the approval of the school’s division superintendent (SDS).
Following this mandate, WCES conducted enrichment classes for the learners who got a grade ranging from 75 to 79, described as Fairly Satisfactory based on DepEd Order No. 8, s. 2015 Policy Guidelines on Classroom Assessment for the K to 12 Basic Education Program, in any learning area. This was one of the strategies in the Learning Continuity and Recovery Plan (LCRP) of the Department. They are designed to improve learners’ level of attainment of the Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELCs) to ensure their readiness for transition to the next grade level.
The program ran from July 25 through August 12, 2022, from Mondays to Fridays. There were eighteen teachers and 54 students who signed up for this program. Parents completed a consent form for their children to enroll in a 15-day enrichment program.
On the first day of the program, WCES held a parent orientation and formally opened it.
Primary levels emphasize Reading, Writing and Numeracy while intermediate pupils concentrated on the major subjects like Math, Science, Filipino, and English.
Teachers offered diverse activities such as game-based activities, peer teaching and learning, and a one-on-one learning approach so that the children would like and value this program.
Every exercise and worksheet used in their class was compiled in their portfolio.
On August 12, 2022, WCES ended this program and was attended by Sir Erwin Dela Cruz, EPS from San Juan Division, Mr. Roy Dan R. Pido - OIC Principal, teachers and pupils.
After finishing the remedial and enrichment sessions, the pupils were given certificates of participation. It ended successfully as the learners expressed their grateful appreciation to those who were involved in the program.
Article Written by:
MAY ANN D. FORONDA
West Crame Elementary School - Teacher III