Distance learning through the global crisis
Distance learning consists of a teacher using different technology convenient via the internet. It simplifies learning and captivates learners’ active involvement when they are remotely interacting during teaching.
As the department plans for a “new way of communicating learning,” the Department of Education (DepEd) clarifies blended and distance learning methods will launch this academic year.
In light of recent online knowledge, the Department of Education is quick to point out that online is not the only mode of teaching and learning that the department is progressing.
Furthermore, utilizing distance learning that includes online learning creates more access to education for both teachers and students.
Steps to follow in the new enrollment process
DepEd created a modified procedure for the student’s enrollment to avoid health risks during this pandemic.
An article released by TeacherPh described the flow of the online enrollment process as follows:
- Previous advisers will contact parents of the incoming grades 1-12 students to proceed to their online enrollment. But parents can contact their child’s adviser for details regarding the online enrollment through the numbers announced by the school.
- Parents of incoming kindergarten, need to reach out to the learning institution through the platforms established by the school. In addition, they may enroll their kids digitally or physically.
- For students who want to transfer they need to contact the receiving school through its published contact details.
- For Balik Aral Enrollees, they need to communicate directly to their chosen school. Further, receiving schools will register the enrollee’s school and survey data.
- ALS learners may contact their preferred school about the enrollment processes established by the school and barangays with community learning centers. The form is ALS Form 2 based on DepEd Order No. 58, s. 2017 and this is available in soft and hard copy.
DepEd’s Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan
During the AITF meeting held last May 8, 2020, AITF approves the DepEd’s Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan (BE-LCP).
Here are some essential points to follow for the opening of the school year 2020-2021:
- With the AITF’s approval, Classes will open on October 5, 2020.
- Private Schools are allowed to open within the period provided by the law and are obliged to submit a continuity learning plan. They have no permission to hold a face to face classes before August 24, 2020.
- Face-to-face classes are subject to conditions set by the AITF. It receives permission if the “local risk severity grading permits.”
- Implementation of learning delivery options are distance learning, blended learning, homeschooling, and even face-to-face learning; Executing these modes of learning depends on the “local COVID Risk Severity Classification” and the protocols on “minimum health standards”.
- There are a few school activities that are prohibited can only be done online. E.g. Science affairs, showcasing portfolios, trade affairs, school sports, campus journalism, a festival of talents, job affairs, and other similar activities.
With the approval of AITF on DepEd’s Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan, we assure that the DepEd will implement the necessary steps to ensure the health and education of our students.
The Remote Classroom App is made to aid educators in supporting their students’ activities and organizing school tasks effectively. Also, one of its amazing features as well is that educators can keep track of their student’s output. In this way, they can assess their student’s performance accurately.
Now, teachers have a closer look at their students’ learning progress and are confident that students are browsing safe and relevant content for their school tasks.