The Department of Education (DepEd) is running a series of e-learning activities to prepare parents, teachers, school leaders and non-teaching staff for the education system’s transition to the new normal.
Ronilda Co, DepEd’s Director of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRMS), stressed the importance of the activities, noting: âThis public health emergency has disrupted their lives as much as it has severely affected ours. . “
For parents, DepEd has launched ‘Gabay Bahay: An Online Parenting Series’, a learning activity broadcast live every Wednesday on the DepEd Philippines Facebook page that aims to inspire parents to protect health, safety and security. the well-being of their children.
âWith the emergence of the pandemic, the task of educating students has become more difficult as schools are temporarily suspended and we have seen that parents could be essential in ensuring the continuity of learning,â said DepEd.
Save the Children prepared the modules for the sessions while Globe Telecom Inc. provides resource persons.
The online activity began on July 15 and will continue until August 19.
For secondary school teachers, principals and identified non-teaching staff in the region and DepEd division, DepEd launched on July 21 an online training on psychological first aid (PFA) using the manual Supporting, Enabling and Empowering Students (SEES) including online and self-guided PFA modules and guidance notes. It will peak on July 30.
The objective of the program is to prepare teachers, identified DepEd non-teaching staff and parents to ensure their well-being to enable them to fulfill their respective duties and responsibilities.
The sessions are conducted with participants grouped into regional groups.
Group 1 includes principals of secondary schools and identified non-teaching staff from the region and from the DepEd division of all regions.
The remaining five groups include secondary school teachers from all regions.
Training on remote psychosocial support through play for primary school students will also be provided to primary school teachers, principals and identified non-teaching staff of the DepEd division from August 3 to 6.
The training will focus on the use of the Teacher’s Activity Guide on Psychosocial Support Through Play developed by Unilab Foundation Inc as part of its Heads Up project.
Unilab Foundation Inc has been one of DepEd’s partners in providing PSS interventions to primary learners affected by disasters since 2017.
The Employee Welfare Division (EWD) of the Office of Human Resources and Organizational Development (BHROD) and DRRMS, with assistance from the National Academy of Education of the Philippines (NEAP), also provide psychosocial support. and welfare training for teachers and non-teaching staff until September. 11.
“Staff who are not reached by this session should receive psychosocial support from the region or division through alternative means such as phone calls or face to face subject to physical distancing and measures localized preventive measures, ânoted the DRRMS.
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